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Flavio Al Velavevodetto

#1,848 of 8,973 Restaurants in Rome
#2,193 of 9,777 Places to Eat in Rome
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Neighborhood:
Testaccio
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Via di Monte Testaccio 97/99, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 4194
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great setting and pretty darn good restaurant.

Good food and service. Eating among the ruins was cool! If you are American be prepared to ask for things like balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, etc. The Pepe and carbonara were terrific.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Chris H
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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new york, new york
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

If you want to taste real Roman cooking this is the place. I went here with my sister in law and her family who live in Rome so my recommendation comes from a place of knowledge. Everything is great and the wines are fun too (which you pick out from a rack rather than the standard wine list).

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Good food and service. Eating among the ruins was cool! If you are American be prepared to ask for things like balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, etc. The Pepe and carbonara were terrific.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was a very disappointing experience for us. I had done a ton of research on where to eat for my husband's first visit to Rome, and Flavio's came highly recommended. It was also in the Testaccio area, which we wanted to spend some time exploring. Our experience, however, was really lacking. We did in fact really enjoy our... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

In a working class neighborhood in Mount Testaccio where Romans used to deposit their trash, this restaurant lives up to the hype of the reviews found in the New York Times and the book Eating in Rome. This spot has traditional Roman cuisine. Must order dishes are the caccio de pepe and the fried meatballs. This was our first meal... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you were only one night in Rome, it could be an Ok place to eat, especially as it's well-known and featured in the New York Times, which is always fun. The historical location of the shards is remarkable. I like how you choose your own wine, and return to the table (everything is marked with price, and it's very... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As the old saying goes, when in Rome! I decided to venture off the beaten tourist path and avoid the all the tourist traps. I took the Rome Metro (two different trains, and it was easy!) to the "Piramide" stop that is part of the Ostiense train station and wandered through the Testaccio neighborhood. I discovered it is filled with... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have read several reviews of this restaurant. I have to say that I was extremely disappointed. I decided to take my friends here on our last night in Rome. We sat on a great terrace (which was the only positive experience of the night). We were greeted (if you can call it that) in a very unfriendly manner. When... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Its out of the way hidden in Testaccio but the guy is a genius. We had a ravioli fantasia that is unlike anything we have had before. The rabbit entrée was also fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Extremely good. Authentic and great value. I was apprehensive because this was recommended on a Conde Nast site. But the prices were typical but the food was exemplary of classic Italian cooking. All flavors on point!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We made a reservation and went for dinner. It took us a long walk from our hotel but it was absolutely worth it. Antipasti, first and second dishes were delicious, all washed down with good wine.

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Additional Information about Flavio Al Velavevodetto

Address: Via di Monte Testaccio 97/99, 00153 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 574 4194
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Testaccio
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 17 - 33
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via di Monte Testaccio 97/99, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Testaccio
  • Neighborhood: Testaccio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 574 4194

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 33
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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Testaccio
Put the house music on replay and you have Testaccio, an ancient Roman port and former working class neighborhood where the bass is set to high almost every night of the week. Its collection of discoteche (nightclubs), street parties, and crowded restaurants give it its well-deserved party reputation. During the daytime, Testaccio is more easy listening than club hit, the area is full of locally owned small businesses and has one of the city's larger produce markets.
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