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Il Pulcino Ballerino

#4,865 of 9,039 Restaurants in Rome
#5,472 of 9,841 Places to Eat in Rome
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San Lorenzo
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Via degli Equi, 66/68, 00185 Rome, Italy
06 4941255
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Couzy and good food

When I travel to Rome, I often eat out with friends. This rima we opted on a Sat for this place. Smoked duck on toast Worth a shot. Risotto with gorgonzola and wallnuts Excellent. One complaint: when you agree with a customer for a cheese mix to finish up the wine, you MUST deliver what you agree... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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ozzano dell'Emilia, Italia
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ozzano dell'Emilia, Italia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

When I travel to Rome, I often eat out with friends. This rima we opted on a Sat for this place. Smoked duck on toast Worth a shot. Risotto with gorgonzola and wallnuts Excellent. One complaint: when you agree with a customer for a cheese mix to finish up the wine, you MUST deliver what you agree upon or advise... More 

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Rome, Italy
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The food of the restaurant is almost good, the menu is interesting, but then there is very often something that makes it just not that good. The menu does not change very often, yet it is rich and creative, but it sometimes has burnt dishes or simply overcooked. The other problem is that in winter the place is always quite... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were strolling around the streets near our apartment when we came across this restaurant. Outside, the owner greeted us but did not push us to go in, which we liked. Decided to take a chance and were very glad we did. We were the only non-locals and were made most welcome by the waitresses, mother and daughter I think.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Since the ratings jump from 'average' to 'very good', I'm afraid my overall rating has to remain at average. I was warmly welcomed and my beverage delivered in a flash, with my delicious starter of salmon and mozzarella following soon after. The main of pappardelle with oxtail ragu was again delicious if a tad over seasoned. The mains are made... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went to Pulcino Ballerino for a celebratory lunch after my partner's thesis presentation at the nearby La Sapienza University. We were looking for a good restaurant with a designated space for our 20-25 strong group of family and friends. This one appeared to be somewhat off the beaten track when it comes to the menu so we decided to... More 

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Berlin
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We had dinner in this place a few days ago. Food was quite good at a reasonable price, the service was excellent (although we have not been in a hurry). We really liked the quiet atmosphere, ideal for spending a nice evening without the noise and the crowds. We would come back.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Well, from our table next to the entrance I could see directly into the kitchen. At some point I saw the owner (guy with a pony tail) and a waitress smoking a cigarette, *inside* the kitchen. Besides that, everybody was courteous and polite. The food was actually quite good - traditional home-style Roman dishes. We were on a business dinner... More 

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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

I've been going to Il Pulcino Ballerino for 20 years. There is a lovely atmosphere and the food is usually good - sometimes very good. However, something has changed. I went twice this past week, once with my husband and then, against my better judgment, with close friends for a holiday outing. Dinner with my husband was a huge disappointment,... More 

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fullerton, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

before i became a vegan, i would eat the fabulous tagliolini al limone. luciano and fabio are fabulous hosts. so refreshing not to see a menu printed in 4 languages for gullible tourists from nebraska.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

Off the usual tourist beaten track, Il Pulcino Ballerino is one of the better restaurants in San Lorenzo. I've eaten here several times over the years, and although the prices (especially of the secondi-meat- dishes) have gotten a bit high, I will keep coming back. Interesting dishes (I think the chefs are a mixture of Italian and Arab), and very... More 

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Additional Information about Il Pulcino Ballerino

Address: Via degli Equi, 66/68, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 4941255
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > San Lorenzo
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD $28 to $36
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via degli Equi, 66/68, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: 06 4941255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $28 to $36
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo may look all street with its pulse in urban art and street food, but don’t be fooled. This gritty student neighborhood immediately east of Termini train station is on the avant-garde rise. Art galleries, curated mural projects by artists like Rome’s favorite Alice, charming cafes, and boutique restaurants are slowly infiltrating the streets of San Lorenzo with counter-culture chic. Don’t worry, San Lorenzo still retains its local vibe with weekend festivals and demonstrations, and is always a hub for Rome’s university student scene.
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