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Il Molo 91

#946 of 9,094 Restaurants in Rome
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Esquilino
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Via Castelfidardo 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4874165
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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great fresh seafood

This was recommended by a friend and was some of the best seafood we had in Rome. At the end of the meal they deliver a bottle of grappa and il mirto sarijo to the table. This is complementary and really a great finish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
bacchus21
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san francisco
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  • Late Night
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san francisco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was recommended by a friend and was some of the best seafood we had in Rome. At the end of the meal they deliver a bottle of grappa and il mirto sarijo to the table. This is complementary and really a great finish.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a late lunch at il Molo and we were surprised to find this great seafood place! The restaurant has a Sardinian background because dishes and wines are typical from that region and I must say that the food is delicious! Rome is not famous for seafood dishes but il Molo is the choice if you're after good fish!... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Be sure to make a reservation, because it's quite always full. Be sure to order the classic antipasto of the restaurant, only seafood.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Didn't have a reservation but agreed to wait about twenty minutes for a table, along with a couple of others - no worries! It started to go downhill after this; the waiters move at about 100mph because the place is packed, little space between tables and the menu offers quite a wide range of stuff, so if you know what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Came in from a long flight and found this gem right by my hotel. Seemed like a popular locals spot since there werent any tourists dining there. The salmon pasta was perfectly al dente and had great flavor. My mother had the seafood risotto which I thought was good not great but still very fresh. Would recommend!

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The first time we visited this ristorante, we noticed that the host at the door mentioned to all of those who looked at the outside menu "Solo pesce" (only fish). That was because many visitors to Roma expect pizza, carbonara and bolognese. This place has pasta but it is a seafood pasta and a lot of very fresh, locally caught... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Let me start by saying that frequent customers receive a differentiated treatment there - a previous reviewer had said that they serve bruschettas on the house. Well, that was only applicable to the people that were clearly their some-time-customers. We received the regular bread as it happens in most restaurants in Italy. My husband wanted to drink wine by the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My wife and I were lucky enough to be taken here by some Roman friends and we had a wonderful meal. Our friends ordered a selection of starters and it just seemed to keep coming! We had oysters, dressed crabmeat, anchovies, mussels, langoustines, squid, and octopus (and other dishes I can't remember!) For main course, half of us had their... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Specialist fish/seafood restaurant. It probably helps to know what you are looking for here. Some of the "standards" were fine but not exceptional (seafood salad antipasto, seafood risotto) but out of the mainstream, things really looked up e.g. moscardini (fried baby octupus). Excellent selection of appropriate wines - lots of Sardinian vermentino. Service seemed a little overbearing at first -... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Antipasta meal had 8 plates instead 12-15, as it has been declared in comments here. Oysters, mussels, octopus were nice, but the rest had just too much vinegar. Pasta with shrimps was tasty. Service was excellent, the waiter was attentive, speaking english good. We wanted drinking two glasses of wine, and there was only one sort of wine that we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Castelfidardo 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighborhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 4874165

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.