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Flavio Al Velavevodetto

Via di Monte Testaccio 97/99, 00153 Rome, Italy (Testaccio)
+39 06 574 4194
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Ranked #1,521 of 8,278 restaurants in Rome
Price range: $20 - $41
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Testaccio
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893 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Executive Summary Pros - Unique decor (dining room is a cave) Cons - Inhospitable service , food was over salted Unfortunately I had a pretty poor lunch experience here, the waiter seemed to be in a bad mood, even before we arrived, as the next table was also commenting on the hostile service. Food on this occasion was over salted.... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Last night was the most wonderful family dining experience we have had, not only in Rome, but probably ever. The view from the terrace was beautiful, the food perfect but the service from Antonia and Sara was incredible ! Words cannot express our gratitude for the way they treated us. Truly amazing. They made us feel like intimate family. It... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Absolutely our best meal in ten days in Italy. Everything about this place is wonderful. The food was outstanding, the setting unique and enjoyable, and the service was impeccable. Just an absolutely wonderful meal in every way

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Jacksonville, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We loved this restaurant. It is visited more so by local Romans than tourists and not a lot of english is spoken. However, the food was over the top good and our service was the best of our 18 day trip. Ask for Antonio when you visit! He was one of the highlights of our trip to Rome. We loved... More

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Location: Testaccio The place: First, this place is really cool! It's built into the 'mountain' of discarded clay pots - basically the city's most historic landfill dating back to God knows how many years. You can actually see the layers of cracked pots that make up the mountain walls through windows that are strategically placed in the restaurant. The food:... More

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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We read about this place in travel and leisure and food and wine, especially the story of how it is built on an ancient landfill of amfora. We went on a Friday night and had the tonnarelli cacio e pepe and polpette al sugo and fettuccine with asparagus. The portions are quite large and the cacio e pepe featured homemade... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Best meal we had during our weekend in Rome. Waiter recommendationed great dishes and ambience was nice too!

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Naples, Italy
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Flavio al Velavevodetto is a excellent Roman tavern offering tasty traditional dishes of Roman cuisine in the heart of Testaccio, o Monte dei Cocci (Pottery monutain), realized by Romans between I and III cent AD in with remains (pottery, in fact) of ancient amphorae and vessels. We had Rigatoni alla Carbonara (pasta with eggs, bacon and pacorino cheese), rigatoni alla... More

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Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Really enjoyed our dinner. Good service and ambience outside in the courtyard. Loved the Fettucine with Chicken parts and the Bollito. On a picker note, the camponata could have been a little spicier/stronger with Sicilian flavors. The Involtini was initially great, but it was a lot of meat and I could have used some more veggies on the inner roll.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This restaurant is built into a hill made from an ancient garbage dump: ancient Romans dumped their clay pots here, resulting in a giant limestone hill that gives the neighborhood (Testaccio) its name. The food here was incredible: perhaps the best carbonara I have ever eaten made with guanciale (pig cheeks ) instead of bacon. We also enjoyed a delicious... More

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