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Flavio Al Velavevodetto

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Via di Monte Testaccio 97/99, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 4194
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Today
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
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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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
Most recent review
Delicious food and nica place

Since I am Italian and I love pasta, I decided to try the traditional tonnarelli cacio e pepe (a roman kind of pasta with cheese and black pepper) in one of the most rated place for what concern this dish. I can surely say that it did not disappoint me. The plate was abundant and it has a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Alessandro P
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Turin, Italy
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Turin, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Since I am Italian and I love pasta, I decided to try the traditional tonnarelli cacio e pepe (a roman kind of pasta with cheese and black pepper) in one of the most rated place for what concern this dish. I can surely say that it did not disappoint me. The plate was abundant and it has a great aspect.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here with a friend who lives in Rome. The restaurant, as I'm sure others have described, is built into the side of an old Roman dump for clay pottery. It's like being in a cave. There are plexiglass openings in the walks that show the ancient clay pottery shards. We had a wonderful fried artichoke (like yummy artichoke... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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120 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place is popular and for a reason. The food is good, the service is good and the restaurant rooms have plenty of ambience. The menu is only in Italian, but the staff will help you making all the hard choices (it's all so tasty and delicious). The wine is "self service" - you pick a wine among hundreds on... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Such a great ambiance--simple and lovely, with curved whitewashed low ceiling. Helpful staff, brought us the best appetizer EVER--the fried artichoke. Best wine I had in Rome, also. They fit us in without a reservation because we arrived at the very beginning of the evening (being hungry, gauche Americans) and got in and out fairly quickly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Visited in February with my husband. The staff were very nice and went to the effort of translating and explaining the extensive menu. We enjoyed the meal and found it really good value for money. Would recommend.

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Rehovot, Israel
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67 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We had quite a disappointment here after having high expectations reading about it in various places. It started with our reservation. We called at 14:00 to reserve a table for 20:00 but when we arrived they couldn't find our reservation. After a few minutes we were seated in the lower part of the restaurant. Instead of creating an atmosphere we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I had heard that this restaurant was coming up in the world, but that wasn't our experience. The food was OK, but it just didn't feel like the staff in the kitchen or on service we're making much effort. Food was reasonable but I have had much better in Testaccio and elsewhere in Rome. I wouldn't go back as there... More 

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Rome, Italy
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248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Lovely meal in the heart of Testaccio. The restaurant is carved out of Monte Testaccio and has "windows" in the back which show you the amphorae shards that make up the hill. Friendly service, very reasonable prices. The pasta cacio e pepe (very eggy and lots of black pepper) and tiramisu (puts all others to shame) were standouts of a... More 

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London
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84 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A cold Sunday evening with rain, we'd been working hard all week and really looking forward to some good Roman 'Cacio e Pepe' (cheese and pepper sauce) pasta. The staff were ok but not really friendly. We were told that there was no wine list but to go and look on the shelves, that was fine, but again it was... More 

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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

i literally cannot stop thinking about the cacio e pepe dish at this lovely out of the way restaurant. Don't be afraid to venture out of the centro storico: you will love this restaurant! And the wine selection is outstanding and the staff super helpful!

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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 16 - 33
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.