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Restaurant Mekong

Via Enea 56/A, 00181 Rome, Italy
+39 06 782 5247
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Ranked #478 of 8,454 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $39
Tue 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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houston, texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

In the midst of a long European trip, I was in dire need of some good Vietnamese food. Mekong is only one of three Viet restaurants in Rome. My wife and I shared an appetizer sampler that included: cha gio, goi cuon, cha ca, xoi ga... I also had pho bo Hanoi. Overall, it was a great dining experience. The... More

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Westminster, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The service for Italian standards I assume was quite high since the various staff were busy walking around and checking up on each table. Food was presented nicely, cooked quite well too but unfortunately not for my taste buds. However in retrospect I would like to point out that this is northern fare, as a viet kieu I don't eat... More

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PROROMA, Direttore at Restaurant Mekong, responded to this review

Dear Vietnamese readers of this review. Every single restaurant has its culinary offering and its own food processing. This, however, should not be and can't be an element of culinary and political discrimination, as stated in the previous paper, which we believe is artfully constructed with the obvious aim of inviting those Vietnamese, who for reason related to the history... More

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The restaurant is cozy and elegant. The Vietnamese food is diverse with good 'nuoc mam' and vietnamese sauces and ingredients. Although the food needs to be more similar vietnamese taste, it is a nice start to understand Vietnamese cuisine. The owner is Italian but had visited Vietnam to learn how to cook and imported good ingredients. Good place in overall.

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Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

FINALLY! I have finally found a great restaurant with excellent food! The service was also excellent and particularly appreciated were the explanations and recommendations made by the owner. The owner has a great sense for detail, and even asked us what level of spicy we could with. All which enhanced the whole experience! All I need now is to find... More

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I've always been in this place for several times and I will always come back and eat here. I'm not honestly expert about Vietnamese cuisine but all I can say is, they really served an appetizing food. The untiring owner gave us always an explanation about the food and of how is the way to eat it.The wine list has... More

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Rome, Italy
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I was at the restaurant tonight celebrating festa delle donne with other friends in a group of twenty, mostly women. This is my first time over Mekong, and surely it is the last time. The owner treated us rudely, talking to us with a VERY LOUD VOICE, while showing NO respect to women at all. We were SUGGESTED NOT TO... More

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PROROMA, Direttore at Restaurant Mekong, responded to this review

Dear Readers. The Lady speaks of respect. Respect is a broad concept that goes by the respect for people, women or men who are, for the work that these people perform. The Lady deliberately omits to say that the group of 20 people was as agreements between the parties present at the restaurant for dinner at 7 pm. Ms. Peggy... More

5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This restaurant was far away from Piazza venezia. We have to take taxi to come here. Then we are leaving we have to call new taxi, because there was not taxi around there. The food was small dishes and expencive. We have been travelling a lot of place and visit a lot of restaurant, but this place was not vietnamese... More

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PROROMA, Direttore at Restaurant Mekong, responded to this review

Dear Readers. As you read this review, we remain decidedly incredulous, doubtful and perplexed . We immediately wondered if this lady had never really come to our restaurant , because undoubtedly, something in what she writes ninth square. If one is willing to spend about € 50 for a taxi there and back, to come to Piazza Venezia in Via... More

Naples, FL
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Who would've thought that one of my favorite meals of my life would take place in Rome? I was beginning to develop a headcold when we found Mekong, and I figured that garlic/ginger would only be good for my immune system. I ordered the 7 course vegetarian tasting menu - which included spring rolls, vegetable balls, a type of rice... More

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Civita Castellana, Italy
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I didn't really expect this place to blow me away after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. However, after living in the countryside outside of Rome for several months, I was craving something other than pizza and pasta and decided to go to Mekong with a friend. Visually, the place is clean and well-organized. The service is good for Italian standards,... More

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PROROMA, Direttore at Restaurant Mekong, responded to this review

Dear readers. This review was written in continuation with a precedent published. But the representation of selected dishes is actually confusing and often false. For example, we do not propose any vegetable dish caramelized; and as regards the fudge sauce that has a name Nuoc Mau, this is produced directly in Vietnam and doesn' t undergo any modification on our... More

Hong Kong, China
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

So the story goes, my friend and I had been travelling throughout Europe and hadn't had Asian food for a good 10 days. Like the reviewer below, we're both from Vancouver and have had plenty of authentic and inauthentic Vietnamese food, but this place takes it to a whole new level. We ordered four items: a Mango Chicken Salad, Banh... More

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PROROMA, Direttore at Restaurant Mekong, responded to this review

Dear readers of this review. In the name and on behalf of the Commercial Department of the Restaurant Mekong consider unjust and slanderous things about our work reported in this review. Much of what is written, in fact, are incorrect or false, for example in our menu are not presented the Banh Cuon, but the Banh Nam Choi or Banh... More

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