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La Fontana di Venere

Vicolo Dei Modelli 56 | Fontana di trevi, 00187 Rome, Italy (Trevi)
+39 06 6992 4087
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Ranked #322 of 8,556 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $36
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Trevi
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: La Fontana di Venere is a small, delightful restaurant located in an ancient building in the centre of Rome, near the Trevi Fountain. The owners will welcome you heartily and make you feel like part of the family. You'll take a seat, and maybe the person sitting next to your table will be a taxi driver enjoying a well-deserved rest with his family. He'll tell you how much beautiful Rome is and will talk about a niche that only he knows. Or maybe you will meet some travellers and then you'll have a little talk about the memories and emotions that every journey leaves inside us. Every day and every night, in this little corner of the ancient Rome, the ritual is repeated: dozens of people come here to rediscover the flavours which made the Roman cuisine famous and it seems like you're having dinner with many friends. Come in, relax, look at your neighbour and enhance your presence with a smile, you have a lot of stories to tell each other....
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Rome, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

La Fontana... Where to begin... Well I guess I'll start by stating the fact that in my honest opinion, this is thee best restaurant in Rome without exception. Not only is the food absolutely wonderful but the atmosphere and staff are even more so. I'm a college student who's been studying in Rome for the semester (I'll be here four... More

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Dixon, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Located in the Trevi fountain neighborhood, on a quiet street. Very good food and nice wine list. Very friendly waiter, helpful with the menu. The temperature was quite warm in the restaurant when we got there but our waiter took care of this. He told us he was from Bangladesh, don't remember his name.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After flying into Rome this evening, I had pre-booked this restaurant following great reviews. I can only assume these reviewers ate somewhere vastly different. We ordered a medly of pastas, a large salad and potatoes to share. The salad was boring: a few leaves, sweetcorn and grated carrot, the potatoes enjoyed a greasy swim in oil and the pasta was... More

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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went here based on the TripAdvisor recommendation. We took one of the set menu's. The appetizer was so big that it could easily have been a meal by itself! Absolutely super lasagna! The wine was not so good. The owner (?) was very chearful and friendly. The other waiters/waitresses seemed incredibly rushed. During the meal a flute player came in... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This meal was only average. It was nice that it was tucked away from the touristy Trevi Fountain, so it wasn't as crowded. I ordered the Bruschetta and Lasagna della Casa. I did not like the bruschetta. The tomatoes were just not very good and the bread was a little overcooked. My lasagna tasted good enough. The only problem with... More

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Long Island, NY
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17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had visited this restaurant about four years ago and it has since changed hands and been remodeled. We did not have a reservation on a busy night, but they moved things around and made a table for us. The service was exceptionally friendly and accommodating and the food quite good. We had ravioli with butter and sage, a peppercorn... More

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Castro Valley, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had the best meal here during a trip to Italy. Some friends had been there and HIGHLY recommended it. It's a little hard to find, and didn't open until 7PM. It was worth waiting for. EXCELLENT food, great service. If we were staying closer to this hotel we would have gone back! It was a little bit of a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We would never have found this restaurant without Tripadvisor... It's realy hidden away in the narrow streets. Overall food quality is real good, and everything tastes great. The service is friendly and welcoming, from start to finish. If you look around you, you see all the other guests that also found this place through Tripadvisor... So it does feel quite... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We ate there twice at the beginning of October 2014. It is in a quiet backstreet within a stone's throw of the Trevi Fountain. It is an unremarkable street with no shops or attractions, and is not even a shortcut to anywhere of interest to tourists, so only people who live there would be likely to venture along it.. All... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Another visit to Rome. Another wonderful meal. The staff, the food and the ambience are wonderful. We didn't get to see Antonio this time, but we were very well looked after by his staff. We highly recommend this restuarant , it never disappoints.

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Additional Information about La Fontana di Venere

Address: Vicolo Dei Modelli 56 | Fontana di trevi, 00187 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6992 4087
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trevi
Average Prices: USD 21 - 36
Cuisine: Italian

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