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Sensus Restaurant

Vicolo del Giglio, 22, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 338 969 3770
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Ranked #169 of 8,292 restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, International, Chowder
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: SENSUS Restaurant...ECCOCI nel cuore del centro storico di Roma, ad un passo da Campo de Fiori e Piazza Farnese, uno degli scorci piu eleganti e suggestivi della capitale. Voglia di semplicita e colori..Voglia dei sapori mediterranei di casa tua...Voglia di tradizione mista a novita...Voglia di SENSUS Restaurant!!!
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91% Recommend
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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

on the third evening of a four night stay in Rome, we quite by accident found A Casa Mia in a non tourist area (if such exists in Trastevere area of Rome) and had a delightful meal. The maitre'd mentioned that the owner, Carlos, has another restaurant near Campo d'Fiore that is special. So we agreed and he called and... More

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Washington, DC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Chose Sensus based on TripAdvisor reviews. Carlo responded immediately to my email requesting a reservation. We asked for an early table - and as we arrived, the evening's fish was just being brought in from a small delivery van. The fish is as fresh as possible, and the kitchen is smart enough to embellish it only a little, and let... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I recommend this restaurant. The maître d' speaks perfect English and explained the menu well. He recommended a good wine. The food varied from very good to excellent. I recommend the octopus. It was superb.

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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

we had a very nice meal on a saturday eevening, Rome was beset by travel problems so it was emptier than I would expect. The service and ambiance were very good. menu is all seafood with a small selection of beef, not a problem for us but could be for others.carlos very helpful and great service

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Sensus is a charming restaurant on a small side street a few steps from Piazza Farnese. We went for the crudo platter but everything was wonderful and artistically presented. The crudo platter for two was served with an assortment of dipping sauces and included gigantic oysters. We finished the home-made rolls because they were so delicious, so they brought us... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

A truly wonderful experience with very personal service from Carlos the owner. Food was fantastic, atmosphere quiet but relaxed and enjoyable. Nothing was too much trouble including Carlos and Marta taking us to a Rome Piano bar courtesy of their Fiat 500 after the restaurant closed in the wee small hours. Above and beyond by any standard! A great evening... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This was one of our top 3 meals in Italy and we went to a lot of very good restaurants. this is a 2 minute walk from Campo di Fiori but a long way from the the tourist restaurants of the Campo. If you like fresh fish presented with creativity and great taste, you have to go here. the four... More

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Moscow, Russia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely love the place, in a tinny street off Campo del Fiori. Sensus is a smart place that services artfully presented dishes made from fresh high quality ingredients. The service is provided by the owner who is very nice and attentive to all your needs, furthermore, he likes to talk about food and wine. As a starter we shared the... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Sensus is like most classic non-tourist restaurant in that it does not open until 7:30PM. As noted by others, it's close to Campo de Fiori. Simply put-fabulous service and food. Best meal of the week. Not typical tourist food. Excellent grilled octopus with a hint of lemon; wonderful pasta dishes; beautiful shrimp that tastes like the ocean; fabulous fish. Owner... More

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Belmont, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Far and away best restaurant we've had anywhere in Italy. Neighborhood, locals-only place but they were most welcoming and friendly to the English speakers. Freshest ingredients, sophisticated preparation, delicate flavors. Fantastic wine list. Reasonable price for such high quality. Went at end of July 2 days before holiday closing- owner on vacation until end of August.

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