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La Campana

Vicolo della Campana 18 / 20, Rome, Italy
06-6875273
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Ranked #818 of 7,955 restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Chamonix, France
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179 reviews 179 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is apparently the oldest restaurant in Rome. It is a real trattoria with quick and kind service . Here you'll find almost all the classic dishes from the roman tradition from the deep fried artichokes, a bit too burnt , to the beef brains fried in a thick batter , not the best we had in Rome. Very good... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Had a birthday dinner here last night 4/13/14, to celebrate my grandaughter's birthday and they couldn't have been nicer. Really good food.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We made the typical "tourist" mistake of arriving here for dinner a bit early and was one of the first two tables seated. The restaurant began filling up about 20 minutes after we arrived. Our young waiter initially didn't seem too happy with his tourist table, but by the end of the meal he had warmed up and even joked... More

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Milan, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I've been to this restaurant at lunch time, 2pm, and I had a delicious 'cacio n' pepe' pasta, later I had another traditional dish, 'giudea' artichoke, I wanna say I hate artichokes, but cooked in this way..wow! It was amazing! All the staff was professional and kind, a pretty blondie, the owner I believe, surprised me offering a digestive. I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Well, the restaurant has definitively a 50's furniture and never changed since. The waiters are probably there since then too, and are not vety enthousiastic. However, food is really good eventhough a little expendive. A good soup, one pasta w. mushrooms, 2 desserts, 2 coffees for 50 euros...thats 25 for a meal. Would expect more for the same price.

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St. George, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

La Campana is a very good restaurant with numerous Roman dishes, great antipasto, and a generally local clientele with knowledgeable foreigners who usually speak Italian. My wife and I have eaten there for years and did so five or six times over a ten day period in November. We never had a bad meal, an incompetent waiter, or a bad... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We ate on the night Italy lost to Scotland by 21-20. There was a big table of Italian rugby fans just next to us, reliving the game and drowning their sorrows. Consequently the atmosphere was great. I suspect it would have been so anyway - the place was well frequented by locals with a general buzz of chatter - so... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We decided to have lunch when a few drops fell form sky. La Campana has label from Michelin and Gambero Rosso and look promising. Indeed it was. Marvellous antipasti buffet et great food afterwards. Lovely wines. Professional staff. To be revisited. Go!

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New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Decided to try this restaurant, as it is touted as the oldest in Rome. Very hard to find and I was a little disappointed in that it was not in an old building and was quite ordinary in decor. The menu was all in Italian, and the waiters did not seem interested in translating, so for us it was fun... More

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Loved it, food was typical to the region and delicious. The service was also typical and warm. When they found out the daughter I was pregnant with would have an Italian name, they gave us free focaccia. That sort of thing. Highly recommended for local flavor in both senses of the word.

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