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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 #1,484 of 8,263 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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883 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
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134 reviews 134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
81 helpful votes 81 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a smashing place where it was full with mostly locals. The service was excellent and the food and wine, which came by carafe was of good quality. As the place was full you would think service may be slow. Not a bit of it, the service was friendly and proper. Delicious food and wine at a very good... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch there. We walked up without a booking. Many locals were eating - it was very popular, and for good reason. The food was very good quality and the prices very reasonable. 49 euro for 2 antipasti, 2 pasta primi, caffe, bread, water and 1/2 litre of wine. Their carbonara was very good, spaghetti with cheese... More

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