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Ristorante Da Giovanni

Via Antonio Salandra, 1A, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 485950
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Ranked #2,298 of 8,296 restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
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Auckland.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Hunted this restaurant out on the recommendation of Rick Steves Guide to Rome, and we were certainly glad we did. Dined there every night we were in Rome, and would recommend anyone staying near the Termini or Via Nationale to eat there. Reading some of the negative reviews, I can understand why certain visitors from the USA don't relate to... More

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This restaurant needs a good general manager, wait staff, and a new chef. I made reservations for a large family party of all ages, bambinos included. I was assured they had adequate seating including high chairs. I confirmed our reservation. When our party arrived (on time) the tables were not set up. There seemed to be a total lack of... More

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Seattle
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Of the diners in this restaurant on a week night around 8, all were tourists. It must be hard to be fresh and original when you are not serving many return customers. Our whole meal, from antipasto and soup to the main course, was a bit tasteless and ordinary. Nothing was bad, but nothing knocked our socks off.

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Bristol, RI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This was a place that was recommended to us, and in the end we enjoyed it. We went without reservations, and were seated - alone - in their basement dining room. I even asked (in Italian) why we were all alone and was told not to worry, people would be coming. Which they did, eventually....but we felt sort of out... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Da Giovanni is your basic family owned restaurant. The food is well prepared, the ambience warm. It is a terrific value and the waitstaff is old fashioned courteous And Fabrizio a delightful host. The cuisine is classic Roman. I especially enjoyed the cannelloni and the saltimbocca alla romana. The fresh fruit is a welcome dessert, especially when strawberries are in... More

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Wish we had discovered this place earlier in our trip as we would have eaten here many times. They have a varied regular menu and then a daily menu. Very reasonable prices---as a family of four we spent $120 USD for wine, water, apps, first, second, and dessert for all. Old school, as in waiters in white jackets. Speak mostly... More

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Rome, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

After another day sightseeing we felt we could not walk too far that evening and so we went to this restaurant, which was just across the road from our hotel. What a gem! The host Fabrizio, was welcoming and the waiters were also. We had vegetable soup for starters which was bellisma and my main of pork chops and potatoes... More

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Franklin, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

There is nothing about Da Giovanni that is not good. I have dined there 4 times in three trips over 3 years and will go back when any opportunity presents itself. The food is traditional cooking and always good. I cannot understand even the few criticisms on Tripadvisor. I think some persons can't really remember where they dined! The same... More

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San Leandro, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I chose this restaurant as I walked by it one afternoon and was intrigued by the interior, the fact that you had to go down a flight of stairs to get inside and the fact that everyone leaving it was speaking Italian. I returned later that night and came too early but met the owner and his mother at the... More

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Moyock, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Woe, wish we had found Giovanni's earlier. Great traditional family recipes. Mamma in the kitchen and always smiling. Waiter very helpful and attentive. Do NOT leave without having a piece of Mont Blanc for dessert. The best!

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