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Trattoria: Il Ponentino

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Piazza del Drago 10 | Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • 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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Didn't have wifi to check for restaurants to go in the area. Seemed like a good and nice place to eat so we went in. felt so disappointed with the pasta we order. Poor food, not what you're looking for while being in Rome.

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Dined there on three separate occasions. Always very busy. If you prefer your waiters to be all over you, pretending you are their best ever costomer, then don't dine here! If you just want somewhere you can sit, take in the atmosphere of this great city with some great, authentic, local dishes then we highly recommend il Ponentino. Best pizza... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Didn't have wifi to check for restaurants to go in the area. Seemed like a good and nice place to eat so we went in. felt so disappointed with the pasta we order. Poor food, not what you're looking for while being in Rome.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is the definition of a tourist trap. Food is not even close to what you should expect. This is in fact a cafe run as a restaurant because the situation is good. If you look inside you see that food is pre done like a cafe. It'a a disgrace to all foodies around. Do NOT go there!!!!!!!!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you go to Trastevere, try this trattoria! The place is very welcoming and warm. The wine of the house is nice and I loved my dish tripa alla romana. A good choice if you want a break of all the pastas.

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Atalaia, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A very pleasant ambiance, good priced menus and a nice service. I specially liked the owners hospitality. It was also our choice for the dinner of the second day.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lovely inviting terrace! Proper tourist trap... Food below average and unfriendly service. Arrogant staff. Would definitely not recommend this place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Everything is over-salted and overpriced. Low level service along with tasteless food. Margarita was not better than the dominos pizza. My wife had meet and she did not like it at all. I would never recommend this place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Yes, I did it again! I allowed myself and my friends to get hungry during our sightseeing to the point where we just went inside the first place we stumbled upon and – as almost always – it was a mistake. The place was filled with 100% tourists like us. We opted for a 4 course menu degustazione at 15... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Stopped by because there was a crowd and saw it was listed on trip advisor. We figured all of the people must have meant good things. The food was okay and very cheap! But the service we had made me eager to get the bill... We were seated and no one came to great us for 15+ minutes. We ordered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We enjoyed our food, and found the house wine pleasant (both on taste and price) - service could do with improving, but is well worth a watch. Think the waiter needs a few people skills, but certainly didn't spoil our experience there. If we go back to Rome, we would certainly return to this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

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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.