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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 #243 of 8,278 restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $36
Cuisines: Italian
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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
Neighborhood: Trevi
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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Leo, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was my first time visiting Italy and was forewarned about outrageous cost of dining out. We were walking around our hotel and owner's daughter talked us into trying her restaurant out. We were pleasantly surprised to find that food was excellent and the price was very reasonable by Rome standards. We do want to visit Rome again and when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful dinning experience for lunch and for dinner on our Only Day stay in Rome. This restaurant is by far the best Italian me and my boyfriend ever had <3 From classic tomatoes bruschetta, Parma ham melon, Eggplant cheese melt... This was already absolutely delicious. Then we tried their famous Lasagna!!.. words cannot describe!! Never have been more satisfy by... More

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Helston, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant having read the reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointed. We hadn't booked but a table was found for us. Having chosen our meals we were served complimentary amuse bouche. Our waiter was charming and the food was delicious - we shared the anti pasta platter to start , it was a generous portion and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We were walking near the Trevi fountain when Riad stopped us and talked us into going there for dinner. it's a little off the beaten track but we'll worth it!! It is the cheapest meal we have eaten in Italy and not one of us complained about a single thing.the service was friendly and efficient. They were very accommodating with... More

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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Pluses: -Desserts were awesome -Friendly -Pasta -Reservations taken online so no need to call -Price Minuses: -House wine was warm, no biggy.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Terrific ambience great service gourmet meals and presentation what more can want- just behind Trevi use a map it's worth it!

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Denver, Colorado
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Literally "fountain of Venus). Had a family dinner here. It was great - service, food and convenient location (near Trevi). Would definitely recommend. We enjoyed the house red wine, lasagne (yummo), spaghetti carbonara and we split a fixed price menu of risotto di mare, veal in white wine, and panna cotta.

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Clovis, California
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23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Currant Tours took us to this restaurant. . This place is off the main path and would be difficult to find if not for our tour. This was probably the best spaghetti I ever had. It was extremely tasty. But the best part was the Scaloppini for the main course. It is obvious by the crowd that this place is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After visiting several restaurants in Venlo, Paris, Sète and Monaco this place is by far det best one! The staff and the food are amazing. We asked for a wine recommendation and they really know what they are talking about. This place is a must!!!

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My son said their lasagna "changed his life" and he would never look at lasagna the same. We found this on TripAdvisor and only wish we could have gone a few more times before we left Rome. There was a nice fixed price menu where you could pick from multiple choices for a very reasonable price. It was a great... More

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