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Harry's Bar

#2,032 of 8,605 Restaurants in Rome
#2,374 of 9,366 Places to Eat in Rome
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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Via Vittorio Veneto 150, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 484643
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In order to write the story of this cafe we should get to meet every...
In order to write the story of this cafe we should get to meet every person who has gone to it, or most of them. Certainly each one of them would have a bit of story kept in the casket of their memories. Memories of unforgettable moment, but above all of a bit of history which has helped our Country to be born again. It was the Sixties and our bar proudly represented the meeting place of the " By nigth " Rome, of the " Dolce vita " (Sweet life), the place where riotous loves were born, where never revealed agreements were signed, were everything was familiar ... This was Harry's Bar. In the hearts of the ones who patronenized it, it never died, despite the hard times. Harry's Bar Rome was born in 1959, took its name only in 1962 but the cafe existed since 1918. It was the Golden Gate Confectioner's, quoted in many books. At the end of the Twenties it became part of the De Gasperis' family until 1958, the very year it cake to be American Bar Restaurant. Today the cafe shines in its Boisseirie, and in its plasters, more then 35 years old, of late renovated, the same feel you got in those years. He who doesn't know Harry's Bar Rome, has now good reason to go and see it. Legendary Harry's Bar is the unique place that evokes tbc "Dolce Vita' as if it were a clip from the film, creating a vivid flashback to the golden era of the Via Veneto, when Frank Sinatra sang at the piano and all the stars made their appearance in this bar/restaurant full of glamour and style. As in the roaring sixties, you can still sip an aperitif, enjoy the live piano bar every evening and dive into tbc magic of the Via Veneto from the exclusive and fascinating Harry's Bar. The refined cuisine recalls the freshness of Mediterranean flavours based on prime ingredients. Tradition and fantasy inspire the elegant dishes of the menu, accompanied by the most prestigious labels and a high class service.
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  • 165
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    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 31
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  • 40
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to have lunch and relax

Great service, great place for lunch, leafy and shaded on the Via Veneto. A little pricey but worth it for the ambiance the service and the food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Margaret P
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Step back into another time when luxury abounded. Step into Harry's Bar and be greeted by Billy the bartender...after you've begun to enjoy your cocktail and nosh on the fresh nuts and crisps, Billy will appear with a piping hot panini sandwich,on the house of course! Today,ham and Swiss or was in havarti. Yes, it's expensive, but is it?enjoy the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Why in Rome would you go to lunch at this overpriced eatery which has terrible service, mediocre food and drinks? My wife and I both felt we wasted a good Italy dining experience here. We left with regret and heartburn....

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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Last April (2014), we couldn't get enough of this place . The food, the service, the clientele.... This year, we couldn't get out of fast enough. Perhaps one of the worst meals the 3 of us have ever had. Very sad. The service, although friendly & warm, was out of place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It is in a Great location. We went for lunch yesterday. It is a nice place, food was ok. Prices are high which we do not mind paying if.... #1 service was amazing #2 food was superb. Walk 5 minutes down the street for an amazing meal with friendly service and save a ton while still sitting outside enjoying the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great service, great place for lunch, leafy and shaded on the Via Veneto. A little pricey but worth it for the ambiance the service and the food.

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Have to visit place, simple as that. Dolci vita was shot here so had to visit. It is not for the faint hearted if you worry about price. €110 for 4 coffees, 2 sandwiches. And two egg cup fulls of champagne cocktail in a nice but small glass. A bottle of wine that would cost €12 in any other part... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Bar is certainly well known by tourists and one of the "must visit" places. The interior is nicely, old fashionable, decorated. Although there are tables outside, it is much more pleasant to sit inside to enjoy the original ambience. Although the prices are very high, service was not at this level, could be much better, at least more nicer.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had a drink here one afternoon which was very pleasant as the location is beautiful close the the ancient walls. We saved this restaurant for our final evening in rome. Although the service was good the food was average and over priced. Three courses with decent half bottle of red came to over £200. The starters were good but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great live music and environment, but the drinks are a little too pricy. If you sit outside, you can see a beautiful old building right next to you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

When in Rome you must have dinner here! The Sea Bass is the best we have ever tasted! Outside dining is as romantic as it gets! This is the best of the seven Harry's Bar locations we have visited! Also, beautiful decor! You'll love it!

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Dear customer , we are delighted that you enjoyed our food . we do a lot of attention to our products all selected . we try to make our unique local as well as its atmosphere . Best regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 150, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Neighborhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 484643

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

In order to write the story of this cafe we should get to meet every person who has gone to it, or most of them. Certainly each one of them would have a bit of story kept in the casket of their memories. Memories of unforgettable moment, but above all of a bit of history which has helped our Country to be born again. It was the Sixties and our bar proudly represented the meeting place of the " By nigth " Rome, of the " Dolce vita " (Sweet life), the place where riotous loves were born, where never revealed agreements were signed, were everything was familiar ... This was Harry's Bar. In the hearts of the ones who patronenized it, it never died, despite the hard times. Harry's Bar Rome was born in 1959, took its name only in 1962 but the cafe existed since 1918. It was the Golden Gate Confectioner's, quoted in many books. At the end of the Twenties it became part of the De Gasperis' family until 1958, the very year it cake to be American Bar Restaurant. Today the cafe shines in its Boisseirie, and in its plasters, more then 35 years old, of late renovated, the same feel you got in those years. He who doesn't know Harry's Bar Rome, has now good reason to go and see it. Legendary Harry's Bar is the unique place that evokes tbc "Dolce Vita' as if it were a clip from the film, creating a vivid flashback to the golden era of the Via Veneto, when Frank Sinatra sang at the piano and all the stars made their appearance in this bar/restaurant full of glamour and style. As in the roaring sixties, you can still sip an aperitif, enjoy the live piano bar every evening and dive into tbc magic of the Via Veneto from the exclusive and fascinating Harry's Bar. The refined cuisine recalls the freshness of Mediterranean flavours based on prime ingredients. Tradition and fantasy inspire the elegant dishes of the menu, accompanied by the most prestigious labels and a high class service.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ludovisi / Via Veneto

Neighborhood Profile
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and Via Veneto neighborhood earned its reputation as a posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and models while bored housewives hung out in streetside cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the cocktails, but the neighborhood is now home to five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to Villa Borghese, a beautiful park for sporting and cultural adventures. If you're looking for tranquility by night, this may be the place: Ludovisi and Veneto tend to shut down after 8pm.
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