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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: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Uneven food quality

The entire experience was uneven. We were greeted with sparkling wine and then waited a bit longer than promised for a table. The rosa house wine was good (1L for 9 euro), lasagna, fried artichoke, and mussels were great. The fettuccine with wild boar sauce was OK. The rigatoni was awful - wasn't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found this place by accident. Had pasta with a starter. No complaints whatsoever and prices more than reasonable with no hidden extras. Place filled up pretty quickly which has to be a good sign. I can't speak a word of Italian but waiters seem pretty skilled at communicating. Would return.

Thank Jen A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lunch today,delicious food and great service. Very cosy place where the prices were half cheaper than in the centre. (main dish and pizzas:4 to 6 euros). Which I actually find very reasonable,I am sick of unnecessary expensive places,because it surely doesn't taste better. So suprised it's ranked so low?! Don't miss trying the food and wine at... More 

Thank Irena M
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of the patrons at lunch here were wrapped in scarves or kept their coats on, it was so cold inside. Must be a good spot in summer. That said, the food was a step above the other lunch spots in Trastevere. Vert tasty bean soup was made without pasta for me, and the grilled sea bream stuffed with rosemary... More 

1 Thank Mary H
London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, excellent value 20€ set menu including water & wine. The main beef was excellent, very tender & well cooked & as was the Ravioli was a great 1st course. Would happily return

1 Thank Simon K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner and lunch and enjoyed it very much. Great service good food and good prices. highly recommended

Thank Yoel L
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I've come to eat here three times during my visit to Rome. It's a small, quaint, well-decorated trattoria with a heated patio and inexpensive wine. We ordered the pizza, because at the price of 3 Euros for every pizza on the menu we just had to try all of them!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The entire experience was uneven. We were greeted with sparkling wine and then waited a bit longer than promised for a table. The rosa house wine was good (1L for 9 euro), lasagna, fried artichoke, and mussels were great. The fettuccine with wild boar sauce was OK. The rigatoni was awful - wasn't cooked through and certainly wasn't fresh. Total... More 

Thank MinniHack55
Malaga, Spain
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Worst food quality dinner on the 31st which we will try to forget. Wine served in a pot so you could not check the origin... Dinner was terribly bad quality. We were treated really bad, we were cheated by these people. Please dont go unless you want to try the worse food in this noisy and bad place.

Thank David R
Timisoara, Romania
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

After a marathon of sightseeing, this dinner really made my day. The fact that the fish menu was "on the menu" it was geat we were extreemly famished. The dishes came quick and food was tastefull. Enormous portions for the fish menu that was 25€. The place was clean and friendly. We had a lovely time in Rome and this... More 

Thank Tania K
Timisoara, Romania
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We went to this restaurant in our city trip to Rome with a couple of friends. The location is very nice, in the Trastevere area. The restaurant is placed in a small square which unfortunately was under construction when we were there and that was not very pleasant. Also we only managed to get an outside table, and cars were... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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