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Hostaria Farnese

#600 of 9,094 Restaurants in Rome
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Neighborhood:
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Pasta
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Via Baullari 109, 00186 Rome, Italy
0668801595
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 112
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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't pass it up!

After searching TripAdvisor for a lunch option, I landed on this Hostaria. Reviews were good and photos matched what I was looking for. We arrived at 2:30 pm. There was only 3 other people in this intimate, classic restaurant - 3 priests. I knew at that moment that we were in the right place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Luke S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

After searching TripAdvisor for a lunch option, I landed on this Hostaria. Reviews were good and photos matched what I was looking for. We arrived at 2:30 pm. There was only 3 other people in this intimate, classic restaurant - 3 priests. I knew at that moment that we were in the right place. Surely these guys knew a good... More 

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Portland, OR
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Nice cuisine in a small side street restaurant. Very close to Piazza Campo de Fiori where it is noisy and bustling...but the Hostaria Farnese is quiet and intimate. My husband and I shared a salad, pasta, meat dish and dessert and all were very good, and good sized portions (not too small, not too large). Will probably visit again!

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Paris, France
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7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

we had lunch there on a Sunday and really enjoyed the food, which seemed very fresh to us. The tomato and mozzarella salad, although simple, was very good - delicious tomatoes even in February. The pasta was very nice too. On the whole a bit pricey but we would definitely recommend the place.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I've been visiting Rome for over 35 years, and since my original favourite restaurant changed hands way back in the 80s, I've been searching and searching for somewhere that I can depend on and return to. Well, I've finally found it at the Ostaria Farnese. This is simply a wonderful restaurant. It's very small, family run, a bit time-worn (but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

There are times in your life when you have a meal that is more memorable than most. For me the gorgonzola pizza here is one of those meals. Its a family restaurant. They are very proud of their menu and so they should. Out of ten meals i had in Rome I ate here three times. Other restaurants in the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I had the best Saltimbocca alla Romana here. It was melt in the mouth tender and buttery. I could have ordered a second serving. This is a tine hole in the wall place with a handful of tables outside but don't go past it, sit down and try the excellent food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I have been eating here on my visits to Rome for over 30 years. They serve authentic Roman dishes, great Roman style artichokes, and the service by the family is warm and cordial. Keep returning and you will get the feeling that you are eating in mama's kitchen.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

It could be a meal to remember; the restaurant is really nice, the atmosphere good, the wine we ordered - enjoyable. There was one element to make the difference - the food. We ordered 2 main dishes lamb baked in the oven + baked potatoes, and the second was pork prepared the same way and served also with baked potatoes.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Outside and Inside this looks like the typical Roman trattoria and it is, but the quality of the food is significantly better than many restaurants in the area. Most of the dishes are absolutely classical roman, BUT prepared in a delicate way. All very pleasant. Staff is young but the service was excellent; i.e. Professional and pleasant. The little street... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Ok, so some reviewers find this place old fashioned. Well, it's Rome. I love the quirkiness and the fact it's small, intimate, has good food and to be honest the food is old fashioned but delicious and well made. A good bottle of red, two pasta dishes (carbonara and carcioffi respectively, traditional roman fare), A great steak for one of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Baullari 109, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighborhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: 0668801595

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a five-minute walk of each other, the Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighborhood museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa drivers, street vendors, merchants, and locals. There is no rhyme or reason to its winding streets and there's something to see around every corner, so take pleasure in a spontaneous wander.