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Ristorante-Caffe' Lo Zodiaco

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Via Del Parco Mellini, 88/92, 00136 Rome, Italy
06 35496744
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Zodiac is open for over 50 years and enjoys one of the most envied of...
The Zodiac is open for over 50 years and enjoys one of the most envied of the capital: the viewpoint of the Parco Mellini, overlooking the Eternal City from the top of Monte Mario. Bar during the day, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, appetizers , cocktail bars and events of all kinds, music and more. The Zodiac welcomes a diverse clientele for breakfast, for a frugal meal, a drink at sunset with stunning views or for a romantic dinner in good company. In the kitchen dominate the flavors of the Italian tradition. Specialties of land and sea, with arrivals of fresh fish every day and a large cellar with wine pairings and bubbles. Live music every weekend.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alas, terribly slow service and food - a 750 ml bottle of Barolo priced like pure Gold (60 Euros)...Go here for the Fabulous View and a drink...leave high expectations outside!!

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Alas, terribly slow service and food - a 750 ml bottle of Barolo priced like pure Gold (60 Euros)...Go here for the Fabulous View and a drink...leave high expectations outside!!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

We ordered an assortment of menu items to get a better idea of the food quality. The pastas are fresh and generous in size. The seafood items fare well. The rombo al formo com patate (serves two people) tasted fresh and was served beautifully. As far as customer service, the host and servers were a bit rigid at first but... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The view is one of the best of and in Rome. Almost no foreign tourists; great free vistas from iconic Monte Mario. I don't get the negative reviews - why eat there? Just have a glass of wine and soak in the views. There's no service charge - at least not for that; the wine is 5 or 6 euros... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Visit to this place totally ruined our good experience of being in Rome. Got this place as a reference from the hotel (thanks to Rome Life). Booked table in advance. What was there: 1. No hostess - you have to find your table using small paper tags on the table 2. 20 minutes we were trying to fix extremely reeling... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Be aware of the doggy €20 service fee. The view is magnificent but "the mystery €20 service fee" ruined everything. It's my first time in Rome, I thought €20 service fee might be common (for the view?) when I first saw the bill. Later I think I might be tricked. 1) wasn't told there will be a €20 service fee... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It is worth going there because you can see the whole Rome. The view is very nice. The food is ok, not special, but also not bad. Only the atmosphere is not the best. I am talking about day visit. In the evening there is a band playing music, that is maybe better...

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went there for our wedding anniversary and it's clearly the kind of place where Italians go for a birthday or anniversary - so not the kind of place where you would find many regulars. Even so, its location high above Rome gave great remote views of the City and the mountains around - baffling how it could be just 15... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Quality Italian food with an amazing view, starter portions are very large so stick with two courses instead of the three we got

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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

from where to start?! the attitude?!the poor service?!thank God for the view otherwise a total bluff ...

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ToroToro69, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante-Caffe' Lo Zodiaco, responded to this review

Dear customer, we are sorry for not having offered an experience does not live up to your expectations, our mission is to make every dinner of our customers. Kind regards, More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

it was a good experience, the view is amazing and the food is beautiful. I don't mind paying for the view but the portions are super small for the money you pay!!

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Additional Information about Ristorante-Caffe' Lo Zodiaco

Address: Via Del Parco Mellini, 88/92, 00136 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 35496744
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Del Parco Mellini, 88/92, 00136 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: 06 35496744

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

The Zodiac is open for over 50 years and enjoys one of the most envied of the capital: the viewpoint of the Parco Mellini, overlooking the Eternal City from the top of Monte Mario. Bar during the day, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, appetizers , cocktail bars and events of all kinds, music and more. The Zodiac welcomes a diverse clientele for breakfast, for a frugal meal, a drink at sunset with stunning views or for a romantic dinner in good company. In the kitchen dominate the flavors of the Italian tradition. Specialties of land and sea, with arrivals of fresh fish every day and a large cellar with wine pairings and bubbles. Live music every weekend.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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