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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Perfect view, and not more

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...

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Belgrade, Serbia
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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 

Island of Malta, Malta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is Italy-the home of amazing fresh food. The is actually one of the few places I have ever gotten a bad meal in Italy. Not only was the food bad, it was seriously overpriced. At the end of a very expensive lunch, the waiter claimed there credit card machine was down. Seriously? After repeatedly telling them we had no... More 

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ToroToro69, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante-Caffe' Lo Zodiaco, responded to this review

Dear customer, I am sorry that your experience has been so unsatisfactory, but I beg to specify that our dishes are of good quality and this is recognized by most of our customers. In addition, we have recently had some serious problems with our POS, we have, I hope, finally solved only on Mondays. I accept your critiques and I... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Amazing view. I will definetely go back just to look at the view and takes pictures, but I will never patronize this place again. They have the credit card sign but at the moment to pay they used the usual italian excuse :" I am sorry, the machine is out of order" when you know that is just an excuse... More 

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ToroToro69, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante-Caffe' Lo Zodiaco, responded to this review

Dear customer, Unfortunately, we had serious problems with our POS, we have solved only on Mondays. It was not the "usual italian excuse" but a real problem. the direction More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The food was delicious at this restaurant and a good price and selection. I especially loved the view of Rome. This restaurant is great if you want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and relax for an hour or two. It's a very romantic location as well since the view is so beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stayed in Rome and the food was amazing and the service impeccable everywhere we went with one exception ..... The view was lovely, our mistake was to enter this restaurant rather than simply taking in the view. Out of a group of 6 people, 2 meals served up, on asking several times where the remaining were we were ignored,... More 

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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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