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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Poor food, rude waiter

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Food edible, but mostly tasteless. Food from any supermarket would taste pretty much the same. Veal chops were ok

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Ate here as had trouble finding the restaurant we originally wanted to go to. Started badly when we were left to wait forever to be seated when there were seats clearly available. The head waiter reminded me of Basil Fawlty without the smile. Made the effort to speak in Italian which was met with snorts of derision by the waiter... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I am Italian.. My favourite spot was fully booked. So we had to go for plan B. Pasta carbonara was tasteless.. It's actually hard to make it so bad! Lasagne.. Same story. Even the coffees.. We had to leave them on the table..

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

...I mean it. The worst food we had on our 3 weeks Italy trip. We stopped there because we were hungry and the trattoria was very crowded... but we regret it. Pasta was average, second dish was really bad and the desert was worse: we had a so called "chocolate cake" which was a dry, microwave warmed up, factory muffin... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I live in Rome, and this is the worst restaurant i've been to here. Almost non existent service and very slow, horrible carciofi alla giudea ( cold, not remotely tender, and worst of all, the taste of freezer burn), overcooked leathery meat, and the absolute worst, a carpaccio of octopus. What should be thin slices of fresh octopus with some... More 

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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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