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Ristorante Roma Sparita

#1,166 of 8,607 Restaurants in Rome
#1,405 of 9,368 Places to Eat in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Trastevere
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Piazza di Santa Cecila, 24, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 580 0757
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Good food is served in a comfortable environment. The outdoor space in the...
Good food is served in a comfortable environment. The outdoor space in the main square is really unique in Rome and can take place about 90 people. The inside spaces are two very welcoming hall: the entrance hall of about 30/35 people and the other room can accommodate more than 60 others.
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  • 50
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pasta in a basket! Wow!

We've just spent five days in Rome and I'd found this restaurant on the internet. They do a great dish that we just had to try: A basket made with melted parmesan cheese, and filled with spaghetti cooked with pecorino cheese. Absolutely delicious. You will need to book, as people start queuing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Livingston, West Lothian
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  • Local cuisine
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Livingston, West Lothian
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We've just spent five days in Rome and I'd found this restaurant on the internet. They do a great dish that we just had to try: A basket made with melted parmesan cheese, and filled with spaghetti cooked with pecorino cheese. Absolutely delicious. You will need to book, as people start queuing from opening time which is 19:00. We loved... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Highly recommended restaurant in the Trastevere. The Cacio e Pepe is served in a hard-cheese shell/bowl thing that you can eat with the pasta - yum. Dined here on a Saturday...we had a reservation and they were already quite full, so while we got in they turned away everyone else who didn't have a reservation.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We always travel to Europe for our anniversary and try and find a special restaurant for our anniversary dinner. This was it an absolutely special place just across the river in a most beautiful square. The reveiws said the food was good and they won't joking. The service was spot on. A lovely place ina aver lovely and interesting part... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We walked here from our accomodation near the Trevi fountain and were thirsty and hungry when we arrived for lunch. We had a nice table inside and had excellent service. The wine and food were great, a real non tourist place a bit out of the way but worth finding it .

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Crofton, Maryland
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Roma Sparita has a great location near Santa Cecila in Trastevere. They have outdoor seating but it gets hot and they allow smoking outside so we sat inside. The service and food is outstanding. They are known for Noodles with Cheese and Pepper, which was very good. The noodles are served in a cheese bowl too. We also had the... More 

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Roman Classic, cacio e pepe, (an upscale mac and cheese) is an art form here. But the rest of the menu is also a delight. Just at the edge of Santa Cecilia in a delightful and quiet square and an easy walk from most place. Waiters who want you to be happy.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I came here after watching the Anthony Bourdain show and wasn't disappointed. The Cacio e Pepe was probably one of the beat things I ate during my Italy trip. It's not to be missed! Yum yum.

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My husband and I both had the cacio e pepe, a pasta in a pecorino cheese sauce with black pepper. It comes in a fried cheese bowl. It is very rich. I had a mixed salad to lighten it up a bit. My husband had prosciutto with melon also. Our meals were good. The service was ok. It was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

After reading some of the reviews we expected great food and average service. Well, the food was beautiful and there was nothing to fault with the service. Warm, welcoming and helpful. Advice: take tripadvisor reviews with a pinch of salt. Highlight of our trip to Rome!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Yes, this place is overly busy thanks to a lot of hype from newspaper reviews. The staff can be a little gruff, the service isn't the quickest and you need to make a reservation in advance. But those things are irrelevant once you've tasted their pastas. Simple dishes, but done so very, very well. The cacio e pepe is I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza di Santa Cecila, 24, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighborhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 580 0757

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 44
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Good food is served in a comfortable environment. The outdoor space in the main square is really unique in Rome and can take place about 90 people. The inside spaces are two very welcoming hall: the entrance hall of about 30/35 people and the other room can accommodate more than 60 others.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 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 Trastevere

Neighborhood Profile
Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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