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La Fata Ignorante

#38 of 9,005 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Testaccio
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Via Giuseppe Giulietti 5/5a/7, 00154 Rome, Italy
+39 06 9436 6835
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Today
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 1032
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  • 511
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food / Nice service

Even if the place is mainly crowded by tourists and foreigners, this is a nice restaurant with good Italian food at a good price. Warm welcome and very nice service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Yves H
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Paris, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Even if the place is mainly crowded by tourists and foreigners, this is a nice restaurant with good Italian food at a good price. Warm welcome and very nice service.

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Tokyo, Japan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a great find and not on the typical Rome tourist track, which is a bonus we think. We were very lucky to reserve a table on the night we wanted to dine (although staff do try hard to accommodate all diners if possible, even without a reservation, however it is definitely best to book ahead). We were... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We amazingly stumbled upon La Fata Ignorante while in the neighborhood. Gianluca and the entire staff were warm and friendly. The food was delicious. The next time we're in Rome- we'll definitely be back. Thank you!

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England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

After the first choice restaurant for the evening of my collegaue and I was found to be fully booked, we turned to TripAdvisor and found this highly regarded restaurant was only a 5 minute walk away. After a warm greeting and some friendly conversation, we were shown to our table and provided with a varied menu at very reasonable prices.... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We went here for a celebration dinner during a recent trip to Rome following reviews on here. The restaurant itself is a little out of the way if you are staying in the historic centre but well worth the trip. We were welcomed warmly by the owner who explained the menu to us and made some recommendations. Starters and pasta... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Really kind waiters and restaurant manager make you feel special. I had a wonderful dinner, everything nicely served amazing dessert - definitely try Semifreddo!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Very cosy ambiance, friendly and smiling staff. We had the tartare as a main dish and it was just perfectly saisoned, nothing to had (which I found quite rare when ordering it in a restaurant). Each plat was a discovery, a mix of traditional italian food with a modern touch. Romantic ambiance for an evening dinner. Thank you for the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Gianluca and his team are very friendly and helpful. Be prepared that during Lunchtime (12:30-14:30) a lot of romans (a good sign), from the companies around, will occupy the tables for a remarkable short time.

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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The best dinner we had in Rome... Excellent plates served with please.. After 2 failed dinners that was really awesome!

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Milano, Italia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very nice place; the kitchen is a very well-played mix between the tradition of Rome and some new experiment (if I can give an advice: dare more! you have the skill to do so!). Nice atmosphere, kind people. A real treat!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Giuseppe Giulietti 5/5a/7, 00154 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Testaccio
  • Neighborhood: Testaccio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 9436 6835

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 67
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Testaccio
Put the house music on replay and you have Testaccio, an ancient Roman port and former working class neighborhood where the bass is set to high almost every night of the week. Its collection of discoteche (nightclubs), street parties, and crowded restaurants give it its well-deserved party reputation. During the daytime, Testaccio is more easy listening than club hit, the area is full of locally owned small businesses and has one of the city's larger produce markets.