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Trattoria: Il Ponentino

#5,484 of 8,579 Restaurants in Rome
#6,104 of 9,332 Places to Eat in Rome
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Piazza del Drago 10 | Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Run-of-the-mill place

Nice terrace, but that's all...nothing more. Average food & drink. Reasonable prices despite of the frequented location. Long-long waiting for the foods and the bill... Dirty place. The waiter didn't pick up the litter even if he tumble...

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Budapest, Hungary
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Sorry we were attracted by sitting out in pretty square, thinking we would get decent meal. The service was terrible, one dish never arrived, my oxtail was tough. My partner's veal was OK. At least it wasn't far to walk to the wonderful Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà for some lovely beer to wash it away.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I joined TripAdvisor just to leave this review, if that tells you anything! If it was possible for me to give a zero star rating to this restaurant, I would. My husband and I ate dinner here on a Sunday evening and were drawn in by the cute outdoor seating area in a beautiful courtyard in Trastevere. This is where... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We waited close to 3 hours for a miserable set course lunch. The lasagna was the worst that I have ever tasted. It was just 3 horrible slabs of dough plastered on top of each other with a teaspoon of tasteless red sauce in between (I say red sauce as that was exactly what it was, utterly devoid of taste).... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The worst Fettuccine I have ever eaten. Very bad and arrogant service. And the house wine was the worst I've drank in Rome.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

By far the worst restaurant I've ever experienced! The staff were rude, and we felt uterly unwelcome. After waiting for a long long time, we finally got to order. We could not have both wine and water, the waiter said, only one choice. We chose the wine, and the waiter brought wine, but no wine glasses. They were out, he... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Nice terrace, but that's all...nothing more. Average food & drink. Reasonable prices despite of the frequented location. Long-long waiting for the foods and the bill... Dirty place. The waiter didn't pick up the litter even if he tumble...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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

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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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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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, Pizza

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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.
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