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Ristorante Roma Sparita

Piazza di Santa Cecila, 24, 00153 Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
+39 06 5800757
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Ranked #1,242 of 8,408 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Trastevere
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had an above experince here, but not compared to others in Rome. The pasta starter was superb and to watch the chef's cooking was amazing. However the main course was a bit of a let down and felt like it had been pre prepared a while ago. I couldn't work out how until I saw things being passed through... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Never had service like it. Visited on recommendation from The Guardian newspaper. Whole restaurant empty. Walked in the restaurant the same time as another couple to be seated practically on top of each other. We asked to be moved to another table to the reply of 1 of the 6 waiters NO! Inside or this table? That was enough for... More

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Rochester, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Yep, it's really that good. I make cacio e pepe all the time at home, and I can do a decent job of it, but you haven't really tasted it until you've had it here. Also worth mentioning was the filleti di baccala we had for a starter, which was probably the best I've tasted anywhere in Rome. The place... More

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The cacio e pepe was delicious and served on a toasted parmensan bowl. The place was packed with locals and most ordered the cacio e pepe, although other dishes looked really good too. We also had the panna cotta which was good but not quite as creamy as in other places. I would definitely go back for the food. The... More

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Brookville, Ohio
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65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We booked a table here before we left for Rome, after watching No Reservations. Our meal there was on one of our last days, so we'd already had plenty of great Italian fare. Roma Sparita is not one of the better places we ate at. I think their Cacio e Pepe was featured on the show because it's beautiful on... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had two courses here, both starting with their signature "Cacio e Pepe", a pasta dishes served in a cheese sauce, and inside a 'bowl' made of cheese. It was very cheesy, my partner had to scrape off some of the parmesan that was on top, but I enjoyed it immensely. Unfortunately our main course of beef was far too... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Visited for lunch, and as with most people had the cacio è pepe. After failing to get here on a previous trip to rome I was determined to make it there this time around. It was definitely worth trying at least once. We did manage to finish it all off, although it was quite a heavy dish. Wasn't miles better... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were staying at a hotel close by on our last night in Rome. The place was extremely busy in the evening and we didn't have a reservation. Luckily we came at a time when the first set of diners were leaving (I think it was around 21:00 hrs.) and within a few minutes the owner had found us a... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We went for the cacio e pepe which is served in a bowl made of pecorino cheese. It was great, but so was everything else on the menu. This is not haute cuisine, but it is at the top end of good family restaurants. The service was surprisingly good given the small staff and the crush of customers. You definitely... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at sparita! The Cacio e pepe is what it is: good homemade basic pasta. Other items on the menu are good also. We arrived late (10pm) with out reservation and we didn't have to wait long, we would certainly not wait for a table longer than 10 minutes there. The staff is Friendly, specially the family... More

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