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Caffe Strega

114 Via Vittorio Veneto, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #6,829 of 8,263 restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

First they had no running water in the toilet or sink. I had to get the soap off my hands with towel. The veal saltimboca was average but i had 1 small piece and the garnish was romaine lettuce. My wife had swordfish and it seemed frozen then cooked. The garnish was romaine and black olives out of a can.... More

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Birmingham, Michigan
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164 reviews 164 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife thought this restaurant was perfect for meeting our simple expectations. It is only a block from the Marriott. We wanted a quick, but tasty, meal before walking around the local attractions. My carbonara pasta was prepared perfectly and my wife's pizza was good. We also got 3 espressos - all for under 40 EUR. Our server was very... More

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UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Average food at high prices and then things get a lot worse. Our bill for one course came to E77. I presented my credit card to pay and the waiter informed me that he would need a tip in cash for "his work" I ignored the comment and he went off with my card to process the payment. He later... More

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cleveland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

TOURIST TRAP ON THE VIA VENETO: The sad part about this restaurant is that it takes advantage of unknowing tourists who just want an enjoyable Roman experience. This restaurant denies it to tourists by serving very mediocre bland food & wine. And...makes you feel like a chump because you fell for its nice exterior. SHAME ON THEM: Instead of being... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We were completely ripped off! Had some stale croissants, an oily omelette and some flavourless hot chocolate for 70 euros. The waiter was rude and rushed us out of the door. Absolutely awful experience!

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Limassol, Cyprus
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Ripped off (overpriced for average quality coffee and cake), and then robbed by waiter. He was pushy and arrogant. When he brought us the bill, the small cake was missing from there but asked us to pay 4 euros more on top of the bill. He pocketed that money as I found afterwards. I asked afterwards another waiter and found... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were hooked into this cafe by a very pushy waiter. My husband was happy to stay because of the prospect of eating a burger, after a week of italian fare. After we were seated, the waiter promptly disappeared, and only reappeared when we looked like leaving. Meals took ages to arrive, despite the cafe being nearly empty. Husband's burger... More

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Denver, Colorado
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157 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We sat down at this sidewalk caffe after being ' hooked in' by the waiter. We ordered our drinks and food. Our drinks arrived in about 10 minutes but the food seemed to never appear. Finally, we told the server we were ready to leave. He told us ' 2 minutes' and disappeared from the sidewalk for 15 minutes. When... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This restaurant is on the Via Veneto, we had an enjoyable lunch with good service. Nothing was rushed as we were a little early for lunch. They make sandwiches that you can buy to take away. We shared antipasto, we each had a pasta dish a half bottle of wine and espresso and the bill was a little higher than... More

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England of course !
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Ok our bill came to €130 about twice the amount we paid for lunch anywhere else in Rome, it was half the price and far better directly facing the Pantheon. So what did we get for our €130? My wife ordered a Tuna nicoise salad, just before it was served we were told they had no tuna so he would... More

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