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Ristorante Da Giovanni

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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Via Antonio Salandra, 1A, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 485950
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Unique staff

You may forget what food you ate here. But for sure you will never forget the not-so-young respectable waiters, looking like university professors. Kind to you so much as if you are the king of the kings. That is unforgettable!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
George R
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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271 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

You may forget what food you ate here. But for sure you will never forget the not-so-young respectable waiters, looking like university professors. Kind to you so much as if you are the king of the kings. That is unforgettable!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Nice good quality food, staff were very friendly also a place many locals eat and I think that is a good sign. Menu provided a good choice.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have been once to this restaurant and I will never go back. The prices are high and the quality is really low. Also my cellphone did not work there and there is no wifi connection.

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Fuerteventura, Spain
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

thanks to Fabrizio and all the Staff ! Good Tiramisu cake and Matriciana Spaghetto. opposite street side of Hotel Embassy (we've been there on 14Th February)

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Wroclaw, Poland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

We found this place by coincidence, when I wanted to hide grom rain... And I must say this was a very happy coincidence. The atmosphere was really nice, the place giving a vibe od the previous centaury, but I definitely mean this as a plus. We ordered tortellini and a roasted spigola, and both were delicious, melting in out mouths.... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

What a great experience we had there! The service was amazing - our waiter was charming and communicative - and the food was delicious. Besides us, there were only locals there, which gave the place a wonderful, true Roman vibe. One of the loveliest places we visited during our stay in Rome.

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york
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We attended this restaurant on a cold Wednesday night in January. The restaurant was moderately occupied but I felt that on this particular night it was lacking in atmosphere. It seemed popular with locals though. It's a bit of a time warp with waiters, dressed in old fashioned starched white jackets, they were however both attentive and helpful. The food... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Thanks to Hotel Embassy 's Receptionist David we got best meal in Rome ! This is a lovely place with good food, service and atmosphere. In addition to the extensive menu, a little blackboard showing the specials of the day. Every ingredient top class and cooked to perfection, cakes was memorably tasty , Was pleasant and a great friendly service... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I love this little restaurant. It's like you're stepping back in time once you set foot inside. Admittedly, the menu is not that varied, but the food is excellent and reasonable priced. The waiters do tend to remove your plate almost immediately, but since they're quite old fashioned, somehow its part of the experience.

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dublin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a simple family run restaurant with traditional Italian dishes at very reasonable prices This service is friendly and professional. The majority of customers would appear to be local and the fact that Giovanni's has been run by the same family since 1949 most be a sign that they are doing some thing right

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Antonio Salandra, 1A, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Neighborhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 485950

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ludovisi / Via Veneto

Neighborhood Profile
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and Via Veneto neighborhood earned its reputation as a posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and models while bored housewives hung out in streetside cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the cocktails, but the neighborhood is now home to five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to Villa Borghese, a beautiful park for sporting and cultural adventures. If you're looking for tranquility by night, this may be the place: Ludovisi and Veneto tend to shut down after 8pm.