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Flavio Al Velavevodetto

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Testaccio
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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, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 280
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  • 104
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  • 51
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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
Solid food, but a little far from city

We visited this place because we read this was the "slow food" movement founder's favorite place in Rome. We had the fried artichoke (which was the best we had during our entire stay in Rome) and several other pasta dishes. The food, service and ambience was very good. Depending on where you're... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
TUCK1995
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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would send any visitor here. We visited July 2014 and we took a taxi to the restaurant. On the approach we were a little worried due to the area but don,t worry. The owners were soooo accommodating. We sat outside in the parking lot with cars, wires overhead and laundry hanging everywhere. A slice of Italy to be sure.... More 

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Thank Tim J
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got this place recommended by an Italian friend that used in to live in Rome -and since all her other recommendations have been amazing we are now wondering whether this place has changed owners or something because this is by far the worst meal we had in Rome -and in Italy in general for that matter. In what seems to... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent meal here, from start to finish. Carciofi! Don't miss these, even if you are not a huge artichoke fan. They know how to do them in Rome, and this place served up some of the best. In addition to the great food here, we felt super comfortable due to the warm and friendly staff. They even praised my lousy... More 

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Thank Ralph R
Boston, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this place because we read this was the "slow food" movement founder's favorite place in Rome. We had the fried artichoke (which was the best we had during our entire stay in Rome) and several other pasta dishes. The food, service and ambience was very good. Depending on where you're staying, the location can be a bit far,... More 

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1 Thank TUCK1995
Valencia, Spain
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My family of four ate here for lunch during our Christmas Vacation to Rome, and were so pleased to have dined at Flavio Al Velavevodetto--one of our Eating Italy food tour stops. Besides our tour group, the place was packed with local diners--a great sign that we were in for a delicious meal. The wine was good and the various... More 

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Thank Maile B
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

10min walk from the Piramide station and totally worth the effort. Place is nicely decorated, staff were polite and food was delicious. We started off with fried artichoke & smoked cheese, which turned out to be a great choise. Then to finish it off with the best pasta carbonara I've ever tasted. Girlfriend had some other portion of pasta which... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Tucked into a side street in one of Rome's less touristy neighborhoods of Testaccio is Flavio al Velavevodetto. The restaurant has gotten a lot of attention, as evidenced on Andrew Zimmern and the over 1500 reviews here. It's so popular, we saw the same couple we sat next to the night before at Roscioli...I guess there's an unofficial American gastro... More 

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belmont, ma
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We started our meal with plates of lightly pan-fried zucchini and eggplant. Their carbonara was, in our opinion, the best we had and that says a lot since we also dined at Armando and Roscioli. The maialino followed the pasta course and the pig skin was outstanding - crunchy and well-seasoned. We recommended this meal to our in-laws. My husband's... More 

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Thank sycamoretree
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Had pasta, house wine ,Tiramisu, macchiato. Pasta was good but not as great as I expected after recommendations. Tiramisu was more of a Vanille pudding. Wine was good, so was coffee.

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Thank Thomas B
Paris, France
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant gets a big rap but I was hard pressed to know why. Artichokes were delicious but after that, our tripe and our beef stew were not hot. You know that experience of getting reheated food which hasn't been in the microwave long enough? That's what this was like. Rabbit was beautiful in parts but tough and stringy in... More 

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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 - 34
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Testaccio

Neighborhood Profile
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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