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La Francescana

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Prati
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Via Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 11/17, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 322 5701
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Perfect restaurant for a true taste of Italy

Excellent food Busy vibrant atmosphere Great value for money Enjoyed our meal so much we came back on our last night in Rome for seconds! Would recommend to friends and family and will definitely visit again next time in Rome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Vanessa M
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel staff as cozy and affordable. The interior looks pretty usual and not cozy at all. The food was served quickly but it took them forever to bring the check. Pasta with paprica was way too hot; spaghetti with meat sauce were ok. We were told at the hotel that we'll receive a 10%... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Its a ok place with amazing pizza. Rest is ok but not the best. I stayed at Otel Sant Angelo and eated here some times. Its good pizza.

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132 reviews 132 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This restaurant is located conveniently close to the Vatican and offers true Italian food that tastes very good! I had the ragu and my friend the carbonara and we were both very satisfied. Unfortunately it took way too long to get the food served and if they speed it up a little bit it will be worth a 4´in grades.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A spectacular find 20 steps from our hotel. Beautiful, Delicious Home Made Food, Friendly Warm Atmosphere - loved by locals! Our new Favorite Restaurant 😍

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by a member of the hotel staff who knew we were Italian speakers. We were lucky to get a table as we hadn't booked, 5 minutes later it was packed and they were turning people away. It is a traditional family run business with the waiter taking orders old style, no pad all remembered in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

warm cosy feeling, food was absolutely amazing, very delicious pasta's and pizza's, the price's were very good, it is a hit with the locals due to it being busy for dinner. staff were very welcoming and helpful.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Excellent food Busy vibrant atmosphere Great value for money Enjoyed our meal so much we came back on our last night in Rome for seconds! Would recommend to friends and family and will definitely visit again next time in Rome.

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San Jacinto, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable dinner at La Francescana. From the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome and they provided English menus for us. Several of the waiters spoke excellent English and were very helpful describing the items. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced. Compared to what you would pay in the US at an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed at the close Hotel Sant'angelo for new year's and we were suggested this restaurant by the concierge. Everything was excellent: we went for dinner and had 2 fantastic pizza capricciosa and shared one scalopini vino. All accompanied by very refreshing Roman wine. We will definitely come back on our next trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Good restaurant, genuine italian food. Wine fine and inexpensive. Turned out that the locals were fighting to get one of the many tables. By and large you will not go wrong here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 11/17, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Prati
  • Neighborhood: Prati
  • Phone Number: +39 06 322 5701

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 38
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Prati

Neighborhood Profile
Prati
Just steps away from the chaos of the center, Prati is the closest Rome gets to calm. Meticulously planned in a neat grid, quite unlike neighboring Borgo, Prati is a local favorite for its aesthetic organization and wide streets lined with a range of boutiques for every shopping fantasy. Nonnis pushing baby carriages and gossiping teens own every inch of the sidewalk, but that’s only during business hours. Once the sun sets, quirky sidestreet bars celebrate aperitivo hour, those evening cocktails that help wash away the tensions of Roman life.