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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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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
Yummy pasta. Not so great obnoxious food-tour groups coming through while dining. Service crappy.

Service was... moody, disinterested, and flat-out unfriendly. (Dear Owner/Manager - You might considering hiring new wait staff! They're a real drag!). :) Food was good though - and the location is very good (right near Piramide, Porto Sao Paulo, the Protestant Cemetary). Archaeological... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Provo, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We made reservations for Easter Sunday. I'd assumed incorrectly assumed something special might be done for Easter, but that didn't detract from the experience. It was great to be in a restaurant full of local families and not packed with tourists (we ticked that box for everyone else). We ordered totally wrong (i.e. Like Americans) and ordered 6 plates of... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Service was... moody, disinterested, and flat-out unfriendly. (Dear Owner/Manager - You might considering hiring new wait staff! They're a real drag!). :) Food was good though - and the location is very good (right near Piramide, Porto Sao Paulo, the Protestant Cemetary). Archaeological features are a little overrated, but I really enjoyed a hearty Fava bean pasta (my partner enjoyed... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

First and foremost, the website had english translations which lead me to believe that they would have english menus. Their menus were only in Italian and the waiter was kind enough to try and explain the dishes, but his English wasn't that great either. I ended up picking dishes that seemed traditional. Antipasti - Fried Artichoke It was literally just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Again found on tripvisor, booked early, but no need too, as we were the first there, but no-one else till another half hour. Had to wait to get served for our meals. Had the ravioli and carbonara (menus in Italian), food seem very Italian so happy with that, meat was salty thou, but might be normal. But service was poor,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

The location is great in an untouristy area, Testachio.. The menu was really promising with Roman interesting looking dishes - the problem was the food was WAY too SALTY!! Maybe the saltiest food in the world, i can still taste the salt today nearly 24 hours later !! Someone tell the chef to lay off the salt

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Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was included as part of a walking food tour of the Testaccio neighborhood of Rome. Here we enjoyed a sampling of three different pastas which included their Spaghetti aglio olio e Peperoncino and Rigatoni alla Carbonara. Each dish was cooked perfectly and tasted great. Our entire tour seemed pleased that this restaurant was included in our tour! Definitely... More 

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Turin, Italy
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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128 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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
166 helpful votes 166 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, 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

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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.