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Ristorante Da Giovanni

#2,331 of 8,606 Restaurants in Rome
#2,700 of 9,366 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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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 21
    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
A great find

We found this restaurant by accident when we were walking around the neighborhood of our hotel near the American Embassy. We must've come at an off time as it was empty but we were starving and we went in. Of course, being the only patrons in the restaurant when we first got there, we had excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
traveler30899
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We told the front desk clerk we wanted good Roman food and he recommended Ristorante da Giovanni. The place was not fancy but the service was professional and the food was very good. There seemed to be a lot of locals there but of course, we were not the only tourists to find it. Still for an authentic Roman eating... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Da Giovanni is neither well-worn nor old-fashioned and makes all the concessions to tourists that you would want. Nothing in the restaurant is worn or in need of repair or replacement. Old fashioned it is not; one might think the decor is consistent with the 20th century. Concessions to tourists: waiters speak English, they accept MC and Visa, what more... More 

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San Ramon, CA, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went here tonight...had a great bottle of wine that also didn't cost much, their delicious minestrone soup, and pasta with ragu sauce. Everything tasted great! Echo the homey feel, felt like I was sitting in the owners home kitchen, decorated with cute table cloths, etc. Finished off with a terrific house made tiramisu. VERY reasonable prices as other have stated.... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It is a quiet place with kind owner and waiters... Typical foods cooked in an excellent way... What can I say more?

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We found this restaurant by accident when we were walking around the neighborhood of our hotel near the American Embassy. We must've come at an off time as it was empty but we were starving and we went in. Of course, being the only patrons in the restaurant when we first got there, we had excellent service. We each had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I recommend this restaurant, with nice staff and delicious food. We enjoyed it for dinner, and came back the next day for lunch. Bon appetit :)

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Texas
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59 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This eatery was recommended by our nearby hotel, and after a full day of the Vatican City and museum, maybe something a little more low-key was called for. It looks like it hasn't had a decor update in a few decades, but it's also a very comfortable, welcoming place serving what I take as good, everyday Italian cuisine. So we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Menu is limited, but everything we had was great. Prices are very reasonable. The place itself is small, with older decor, but very homey. Best saltimbocca I've had in Rome.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

This unassuming little place doesn't have touts outside and no flashy decor to entice you in. It simply doesn't need to. Instead, it has relied on good quality, honest food and fantastic service from the lovely waiters in their immaculately startched whites. Situated slightly outside the tourist trap area it attracts a lot of locals. Always a good sign! It's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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.
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