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Pipero al Rex

Travelers' Choice award winner
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Esquilino
Italian, Contemporary
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Via Torino, 149, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 481 5702
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sleek, elegant and very polished

Don't judge a book.... Situated in a less-than-impressive hotel is this minimalist, chic eatery offering very elegant dishes. Thoroughly deserving of its Michelin star, the service is friendly and efficient; the owner prowling around the diminutive restaurant (about 6 tables), keeping a check on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BradtheBarbie
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London
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London
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't judge a book.... Situated in a less-than-impressive hotel is this minimalist, chic eatery offering very elegant dishes. Thoroughly deserving of its Michelin star, the service is friendly and efficient; the owner prowling around the diminutive restaurant (about 6 tables), keeping a check on everything. we opted for the tasting menu at 100 euros. This was selected by the chef... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Pipero's on the second night of our honeymoon and oh my is it special. We opted for the tasting menu with wine...really reasonably priced for a Michelin star restaurant. Each course (and there were many!) was amazing...and the wine matched perfectly. Pipero was extremely attentive, explaining the dishes and wine which added to the experience. The only advice... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of four were greeted by a gentleman who introduced himself as Mr. Piper, the owner of the restaurant Pipero al Rex. Never had we been served by the owner and Mr. Piper asked if we could leave it to him to create our menu. We did and the dinner turned out great. We sampled about 11 dishes (no... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is out of this world the food, staff and owner are very very attentive and insist on making this a truly unforgettable dining experience

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Rome, Italy
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food experience with superb dishes bridging Roman traditions and inventions. Attentive service and reliable advices are always available for wine selection. Just a stone throw from the Termini central station.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another great spot for a special occasion! Very intimate atmosphere with very beautiful designed plates and tables. Superb food and great wines!! Top.

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Coralville, Iowa
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Amazing experience at this wonderful restaurant. Service was attentive and courses came without a long wait. The food was among the best I have eaten in my life. 100 euro for a tasting menu was very reasonable. The pork was superb, as was the duck tartare and the spaghetti carbonara.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to visit while in Rome to have a special dining experience ! You will not be disappointed; Small, cosy place with an excellent good service and a beautiful dinner for those who look for new things. Try their Magret and their Pigeon. Allow yourself that special Carbonara ...

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dublin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

It was a wonderful night we had the tasting menu everything was fabulous from the staff to the food it is really worth the time out for a visit if in Rome

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1 Thank rachel012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

You don't go to Pipero al Rex for the view. You go for the food. The moment you're seated Pipero himself comes to greet you and encourage you to try his homemade bread. The intimate setting with dramatic lighting and sleek modern decor is perfect for highlighting the amazing cuisine to come. Definitely try the tasting menu and defer to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Torino, 149, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighborhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 481 5702

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 56 - 134
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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