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Ristorante il Golfo

Via Raffaele Cadorna 24/26, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #625 of 8,707 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $60
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Gianluca Godente is a roman chef with a passion for mediterranean cuisine. The offerings of his restaurant "the Gulf" (english) consist almost entirely of fresh seafood, and are accompanied by a fine selection of wines and a professional, attentive service.
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Mannheim, Germany
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We went on our first evening in Rome based on the good reviews here. After receiving a free glass of aperitif it took us a while to convince the waiter that two appetizers may be enough for two people, which I guess is when the restaurant lost interest in us. Both the raw and the cooked seafood sampler were good... More 

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Lafayette, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We ate here 21/8/2014. The sea bream was delicious. Wife's pasta also. Prices for best fish were quite reasonable. We return to Rome in October and definitely plan a return to Il Golfo.

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Nashville, TN.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I loved the way this place was decorated...I know that sounds funny but I loved the ambience. The food was good but what I discovered is that the chefs in most Italian restaurants try to steer you in a certain direction whether you want that particular dish or not (I think they push what is the most fresh or what... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Food was only OK after a long wait - 50 minutes for a meager sea bass for 25 €... Too expensive and too long a wait to be only OK. And the still water was clearly tap in a used bottle. Go elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Very good friendly crew. They were helpful to my husband and I. Clearly we were tourists (from Canada) but they showed us "how Italians eat out." Made it very enjoyable! Very personable and the owner(?) tried to get to know us better. Excellent service and the food was excellent as well!!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Particularly enjoyed seafood appetisers.Well worth a visit. Staff very friendly.Didn't open until 8pm.

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19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We found this wonderful restaurant by searching restaurants on Trip Advisor local to our hotel and we are so pleased we came here. The decor is simple but beautiful and the owner was such a pleasure to meet. He was clearly very passionate and this showed in the menu and quality of the food. We ordered a mix of starters,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Nice quiet and charming place with excellent sea food. The dishes are served nicely and explained with passion by the friendly waiter. The selection of wine was excellent especially the white wines. In short one of the better places in Rome.

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Illinois City, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed at Fiume Hotel, just a few blocks from the restaurant. With a hunger for seafood, we walked to the restaurant! And got their a little before they opened. Walked around a few minutes and returned. Valentino was very welcoming, helpful, and professional - and helped us order. Started with the grilled mix appetizers! All food was great during... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

A wonderful meal the lobster and clams were to die for followed by the most sumptuous chestnut ice cream simply stunning. The service is amazing, knowledgable warm attentive, second to none! The chef is an Artist who's passion for his food is impressive! Thank you for a wonderful evening we will of course be back.

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Additional Information about Ristorante il Golfo

Address: Via Raffaele Cadorna 24/26, 00187 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 3806529439
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
Average Prices: USD 35 - 60
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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