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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 121
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  • 98
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  • 119
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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
Most recent review
Horrible Service

Went there for lunch on our sight seeing tour through Rome. While the restaurant seem very inviting and cosy from outside, the service does not reflect that. The waiter we had was very unfriendly and obviously annoyed that he had to serve us. The family that was seated behind us even left shortly... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Lukas K
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Went there for lunch on our sight seeing tour through Rome. While the restaurant seem very inviting and cosy from outside, the service does not reflect that. The waiter we had was very unfriendly and obviously annoyed that he had to serve us. The family that was seated behind us even left shortly after they ordered their drink. The food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had our last dinner there. There are positive and negative things about this place. The food was not bad at all. We ate seafood and pizza it was nice. The house wine was bad but we could have bottled wine for reasonable price so it was ok. It was a little bit cold inside and the waitress was rude.... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is what is called "touristic place". Well located in a corner of a beautiful square in Trastevere and attracts tourists with quiet moderate prices. Though quality of food is absolutelly below any standards - that was the worst meal we had during our 4 days stay in Rome (I do compare this place with the places of the same... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Two things to recommend this place 1. Non-stop service, which is how we ended up there after plans for Sunday pranzo ran late 2. Reasonable prices. We had a fixed price meal: primo, secondo, contorno, dolce and water, then added a bottle of wine and an antipasto. I'm not a cook, but a bicycle mechanic, so when a dish in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The best food in whole Rome the very good prices with the very very good portions the spaghetti al dente, the pizza magnifica and delicious, the tiramisù lovely and beautiful. In one word "excellence ". Everybody have to go there to enjoy a very good food.

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

For a fast, inexpensive, delicious and healthy lunch, choose from il Ponentino's wide array of vegetable dishes, all of which are prepared with care, in the Roman style. This is an utterly un-fancy joint, but during my week in Trastevere, it became my daily lunchtime destination. And, after your meal, don't forget to get a bag of cookies, to go.

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Give, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It was just a bit thin... Had the 25 € menu and none of the courses was much to talk about.... Wine of the house tasted rather thin. Not recommended from here.

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Krakow, Poland
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went there by accident. Very cheap comparing to other side of Rome We were greeted by the owner. We keep returning there. It's very busy place - so you need to wait for food.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Even though the pizza was ok, the starter was ridiculous (one lonely suppli on an otherwise empty plate). And a very average tiramisu (supermarket quality). Just a place to have a quick bite between walking, but nothing special Not great service and could be cheaper for this quality of food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I saw the mixed reviews after we ate lunch here. We sat outside and had excellent pizzas. Mine with porcini and ham called Pizza Angelino. At 7.5 EU it was great value. Thin crisp crust. Service was satisfactory too. Toilets are clean

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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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