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Trattoria: Il Ponentino

#5,739 of 9,033 Restaurants in Rome
#6,402 of 9,834 Places to Eat in Rome
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Piazza del Drago 10 | Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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This restaurant was right beside the apartment we rented, se of course we had to try it. The first time we sat down, we never got a menu. It was like the waiters never noticed us. After about 10 minutes, we finally got the chance to ask for a menu. When we had decided, it took again quite a while... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Trondheim, Norway
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Trondheim, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This restaurant was right beside the apartment we rented, se of course we had to try it. The first time we sat down, we never got a menu. It was like the waiters never noticed us. After about 10 minutes, we finally got the chance to ask for a menu. When we had decided, it took again quite a while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Wow, what can I say. The best place we went to in Rome. Situated on the Vatican side of the river. Go for their set menu where you choose a starter, main, Side salad desert and 1/4ltr wine or 1/2 ltr water. I had the meat one, ( lasagne starter and chicken cooked with peppers main ), hubby had the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Seriously, the only redeeming quality is the wifi. Raw tasteless pasta and bad house wine. Pasta carbonara actually crutches. Yuk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place was amazing. So amazing in fact we went twice in one day! Very friendly and helpful staff. The bruschetta was lovely, pizza was lovely, gnocchi was really tasty! Would go back again. Very good prices too!!

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Phila, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I stumbled upon this place and was hungry so decided to try it. It looks decent from the outside. I was told to sit anywhere and when I went to sit, I was told not to sit THERE. I felt that was a bit rude, though my waiter was friendly. I had the Gnocchi which was very average.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We visited this restaurant with hopes it would deliver a meal worthy of its beautiful surroundings. Sorry to say the meal was very basic and quite boring. The price was cheap so I guess you pay for what you get... I have read a few reviews about rude waiters and I can confirm that one guy in particular was extremely... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The only way to appreciate this place is not knowing how the dishes they serve should be cooked. Even a Lappish can figure out that in "coratella" with artichokes... there should be some artichokes.... "they melted", the waiter said. But the onion didn't, it was still there... so, the "coratella" is nothing else than a dish available at the buffet... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Avoid this place! Awful food and awful service. Took ages for a waiter to come over and when he did he had an attitude. They really don't care about you whatsoever. AVOID AVOID AVOID

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

What a disappointment... We've been attracted by a few Italian classics on the menu, we were more than happy to try them on a cute little roman terrace. The enchantment stopped when we have been "welcomed" rudely by the staff. Then, we ordered Italian bottled beers, we received german draft beers. Starters were ok (bruschetta, prosciutto and mozza, etc.). Main... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The value is decent, and the food is good. It just doesn't blow your socks off. I think there are better choices. Hospitality was great tho.

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Additional Information about Trattoria: Il Ponentino

Address: Piazza del Drago 10 | Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
Average Prices: USD 21 - 28
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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  • Address: Piazza del Drago 10 | Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighborhood: Trastevere

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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