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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: 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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  • 74
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  • 59
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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
poor

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

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
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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Richmond, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 

miami
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Unique view from the highest point in Rome. One of the most romantic. To be enjoyed at the sunset. The meal was great in generous portions. The wines selection also perfect for the moment. The service impeccable.

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Miami
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186 reviews 186 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our tour guide brought us here for lunch last summer and explained many celebs come here to enjoy the beautiful view. It was on the top of a hill and overlooked Rome, a beautiful view. The restaurant, with seating indoor and out, had green walls inside and was a little run down, but I thought the food was very good... More 

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

Thanks a lot. All our staff thanks for your words. Kind regards. More 

Switzerland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I can't say much about the food because we stopped here for coffee and fresh drinks around 11:00am. It is an absolutely wonderful setting and a great way to see Rome from atop. Must be really nice at sunset for drinks. Worth checking out if you have the time.

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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

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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