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Ristorante Da Giovanni

#2,199 of 9,127 Restaurants in Rome
#2,581 of 9,927 Places to Eat in Rome
Neighborhood:
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Via Antonio Salandra, 1A, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 485950
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 104
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  • 112
    Very good
  • 61
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  • 23
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Grandad as the waiter.....real Italy in here

Tried this place last night and found it to be an old school real Italian food kind of place. All of the staff are over 65 and speak little to no English ( or at least not to me...) but the menu is simple and authentic, the prices are pretty low and the food is actually good. When I ordered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Thundercat747
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Felt like real, authentic cooking. Not touristy, very quiet neighborhood. Steps from our hotel (Empire Palace). Wait staff are friendly, and the food is delicious and reasonably priced. My mom and I were in Rome 4 nights and we ate here twice. :-) If you're looking for a nice, quiet, little restaurant that doesn't feel like a tourist attraction, this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We visited with a family of four. The food prices were around 10 euro, but the portions were very small and the food was simple. Also, it seemed the waiter wanted us to get out as soon as possible. Constantly standing by the table and looking at our plates, which disturbed our meal. I would not recommend this restaurant, there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Tried this place last night and found it to be an old school real Italian food kind of place. All of the staff are over 65 and speak little to no English ( or at least not to me...) but the menu is simple and authentic, the prices are pretty low and the food is actually good. When I ordered... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There is nothing pretentious about this restaurant. The food is more like home cooking which can be a treat if you have spent so much time in other restaurants. Prices are very reasonable. Portions are a little on the small size. Both the food and the wine are inexpensive compared to other restaurants in Italy. We ate here twice four... More 

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Lake Forest Park, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The food prices here were low to medium for Rome. The service and atmosphere felt authentically Italian. The waiter spoke no English, which made it fun to try and order in my broken Italian. The downfall is the food just wasn't special and the wine was over priced. The pasta giovanni (which sounds like a specialty) is just linguini with... More 

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Brighton England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were lucky enough to be staying opposite Giovanni's and ate there in preference to anywhere else in the neighbourhood. It's in a basement with no outside seating area, so easy to miss. Lovely family atmosphere, good food, very relaxed but professional service, wine at 7.5 euros for a litre carafe, and great homemade desserts. What more could you want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

You may overlook this place since its very unassuming. But if you're in the area, this place is a must-try if you want to experience authentic Italian cuisine. This place is family-run and you can see the resemblance in the waiters and the old lady who's in the kitchen. Price range for a meal for two is between €60 to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Recommended as a trattoria by the guidebook and fulfilled the very expectation of warm welcome, tasty food, hospitable service and great location. Will definitely look to eat here again next trip to Rome.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This quaint, small family run restaurant is what in country dining should be all about. If you want Italian food that is simple, straight forward and delicious then treat yourself to this restaurant. The decor is plain, the tables are not fancy, but the welcome and service given by the three waiters ( two of which are dressed in white... More 

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Surrey, Uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is a real neighbourhood restaurant serving traditional food without frills. It is obviously family run, you can see the family resemblance looking at the waiters and the older elegant lady helping in the kitchen (I saw her preparing a fresh fruit salad). The food is traditional here like in most restaurants of this kind in Rome (if you want... More 

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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, Pizza

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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