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Ristorante Roma Sparita

#1,346 of 9,111 Restaurants in Rome
#1,622 of 9,911 Places to Eat in Rome
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$$$
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
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cacio e Pepe

This really is the place for the Cacio e Pepe. It is the best of all we have tried in Italy. The parmesan basket is light and crunchy, the pasta is extremely tasty. The serve is just enough given the richness of the dish. Not sure why some reviewers thought this place was expensive. They may have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Alice S
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Melbourne
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had two wonderful dinners at Roma Sparita, one with a huge group and one with two close friends. Both times we were treated very well and had delicious meals. The cacio e pepe is famous for a reason. Beyond that, everything from the olive oil to the basil was clearly picked with care. Call ahead for a reservation as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Bourdain's "Restaurant X" is still cranking it out some 7 years later and they haven't skipped a beat. Away from the core of Trestevare, and set on a lovely low key square, Sparita is busy for a reason. The Cacio y Pepe is a life changing moment but we also had a superb dish of pasta, oil, anchovies and hot... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband insisted that we make Rome a stop on our Italy trip, if only to try Cacio e Pepe at Roma Sparita. His sister, who studied and then worked in Florence for 2 years had brought him here and he was smitten. After walking all the way from the Vatican (don't recommend it), we were treated to delicious, cheesy,... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The place was authentic, reasonably priced and had delicious food. Our waiter recommended a variety of dishes, all of which were utterly fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What a carbonara! Eggy, crunchy bacon and the softest spaghetti in Trastevere! Wash it down with a local white wine and you'll be happy all day! Staff not the friendliest but the food makes up for it.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This really is the place for the Cacio e Pepe. It is the best of all we have tried in Italy. The parmesan basket is light and crunchy, the pasta is extremely tasty. The serve is just enough given the richness of the dish. Not sure why some reviewers thought this place was expensive. They may have been the same... More 

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Bundall, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Visited this place after watching anthony bourdain..... authentic italian restaurant and we were the only tourists. Cacio e pepe was ridiculously good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We came here this evening for dinner just for the cacio è pepe and it was really delicious! I watched the episode of Anthony Bourdain's show before I came to Italy so yes, I knew about this place from TV. It really isn't hard to find if you have Google maps available and it was mostly locals having dinner when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Went for lunch, place is very nondescript and a little hard to find especially during the heat of summer when there was no seating outside. Ordered the cacio e pepe and it was superb. Only drawback was that I should have planned on sharing it since two in our party ordered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

After going around in circles in Trastevere neighborhood, we finally found this famous restaurant. It is a shame to find all these tourists here, but hey, I am one of the lucky ones who found it. My son steered us to the best place for cacio e pepe and we were not disappointed. He raved about how Anthony Bourdain doesn't... 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 to 45
  • 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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