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Da Tonino

#1,531 of 8,581 Restaurants in Rome
#1,812 of 9,337 Places to Eat in Rome
Neighborhood:
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Via del Governo Vecchio, 18-19, Rome, Italy
3335870779
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There are a number of posts (in the forum or review of location) that mention this trattoria in Rome, but no actual review of it or a listing of it under restaurants in Rome. We just ate there and thought it was fabulous. We would like an opportunity to review it on TA.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We attended on a recent trip based on a review of 'Trattoria Antonio Bassetti' by Terry Durack who is a noted Australian food critic. As we searched for the place we walked past twice as the signage is for Da Tonino so i have no idea of the recent history of this business other than it is still a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Springfield, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The food at this restaurant was fantastic! So much so that we ate there two nights in a row. They don't speak much English and were very quick to make that known, but the menu had English in parentheses and like I said, the food was fantastic!

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Sydney
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15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We attended on a recent trip based on a review of 'Trattoria Antonio Bassetti' by Terry Durack who is a noted Australian food critic. As we searched for the place we walked past twice as the signage is for Da Tonino so i have no idea of the recent history of this business other than it is still a local... More 

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Medford Lakes, New Jersey, USA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Recommended to us by a local Roman (our airbnb host). So glad he recommended this place to us and we tried it on our last night! There will most likely be a line...I don't know if you can make a reservation but it's worth the wait. It's a small place that cooks true Italian food and offers more than just... More 

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Athens, Greece
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Walking in you think this is it...An original old style osteria that's bound to be great. But, no! The pasta was less than mediocre, the carboanara sauce was overcooked and the amatriciana sauce was tasteless an so were the meatballs. I felt like I had walked into a well disguised tourist trap.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We saw a line in front of the door and we assumed that it is worth the wait. So we waited. When we got in, the personnel was really fast and brought us some of the best pasta we have ever ate. Don t expect an amazing service, don t come here to dine, simply come and taste some really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

The food is great and inexpensive. Always full and people waiting for a table (you can't make a booking). Every space in the small room where you can put in a table and chair is used. The staff is efficient but you might think that they are almost rude. Live with it or go somewhere else, that is the way... More 

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Ulverstone, Australia
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A local recommended this restaurant and we may have been the only tourists there. Tight and noisy - fantastic atmosphere. Food was incredible, meals large and cheap. Probably our favourite restaurant in Rome.

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Wantage, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went for a late lunch at 3pm after St. Peter's and the Vatican museum. It is cramped and noisy, and full of atmosphere because of it. A real local haunt. I had the carbonara, the best I've had. Very reasonably priced.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

You can try only pasta and antioasti there. There were no deserts or even coffee. Attentiin to the clients is poor. The pasta which we ate was so simple thar you cannot call it restaurant food. There are a lot of better places not far from this place. Do not waste your time and money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you hate the tourist spot this is a good spot to try. We were clearly the only Americans in the joint. Quaint atmosphere, good (not great, but good) house red. No English speakers and not terribly expensive but not bargain basement either.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via del Governo Vecchio, 18-19, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighborhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: 3335870779

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Description

There are a number of posts (in the forum or review of location) that mention this trattoria in Rome, but no actual review of it or a listing of it under restaurants in Rome. We just ate there and thought it was fabulous. We would like an opportunity to review it on TA.

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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a five-minute walk of each other, the Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighborhood museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa drivers, street vendors, merchants, and locals. There is no rhyme or reason to its winding streets and there's something to see around every corner, so take pleasure in a spontaneous wander.
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