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Ristorante Romolo

#3,958 of 9,038 Restaurants in Rome
#4,509 of 9,840 Places to Eat in Rome
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Via di Porta Settimiana 8, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 581 8284
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Since 1930s the Restaurant, located in the heart of Trastevere, offers the...
Since 1930s the Restaurant, located in the heart of Trastevere, offers the traditional Roman Cuisine combining it with overnice innovations and creative recipes for local produce. The famous Garden is a place with historical value in Rome. In the enchanted courtyard, where Raffaello used to flirt with and portray the lovely 'Fornarina', you can dine in a relaxing atmosphere renowned for its magical silence and rich artistic heritage. Special menu for events and meetings to take care of your every need.
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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly nice meal!

I had dinner here with my family on a Sunday night. I was quite tentative, because I had seen the TripAdvisor reviews, and it appeared that people's experiences were quite polarised, with some being very negative and some being very positive. I was very relieved that our dining experience fell into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Alice Z
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The garden is always our final dinner site when in Rome. Their staff aims to please and always does. Lamb chops are a winner. Our party of 6 all came away very satisfied. After dinner "digestivos" always appreciated. Reservations suggested. This site is in the Trastevere section and they open at 8:00 PM.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We have just returned from a week in Rome. we ate at 13 restaurants & this is easily in our top three. In fact this is my wife's favourite. In terms of environment, you will be (allegedly) sitting in a small courtyard that Raphael (Raffaello)'s girlfriend frequented while she lived in the building. The food was delightful. We both had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

There are quite a few mixed reviews here, especially around the staff which surprises me as I recently had the best experience here... I recently got married in Rome and held my wedding reception for 60 guess at the Romolo. I chose the restaurant simply based on pictures because the courtyard setting was just what I wanted. It is safe... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

By not being a tourist and being particularly picky on food I tend to never commit a mistake on choosing a restaurant. However, brought by friends, I personally witnessed one of the worst restaurants in town which proves that it's truly hard to find good food in Trastevere. This restaurant has few Italian clients and fewer (almost none) Italian waiters;... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I was quite unimpressed with the restaurant, though my wife was more tolerant. Our food ranged from fair to good...with the pasta being far better than the beef dishes. The waiter, however, was abrupt. Had I not been famished, we probably would have left after being shown to our table. There are wonderful restaurants in Rome, but Romolo is nor... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Lovely courtyard setting, last night of our holiday. Food was reasonable, though a bit expensive. Service was beyond a joke. Brought us the wrong starter, and then only 2 of 3 we had ordered. Had to ask for our wine several times. Then they tried to bring us someone else's main course, and this was happening for other tables too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Couldn't give this restaurant more praise! The food was excellent, the service impeccable and amazing value for money. The waiters couldn't do enough for us especially my young daughter who was unsure of what to choose! They brought out a sample of the dish for her to try! This restaurant is a MUST visit - will definitely return in our... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had dinner here with my family on a Sunday night. I was quite tentative, because I had seen the TripAdvisor reviews, and it appeared that people's experiences were quite polarised, with some being very negative and some being very positive. I was very relieved that our dining experience fell into the latter camp! We had a very pleasant night:... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There are many better restaurants in Trastevere than this one. I would certainly not recommend it to any of my friends. It was recommended by my italian teacher. The seating in the courtyard is probably the best thing. The food below avarage and certainly not worth the price. No wonder it was almost empty on a friday evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

One walks in from a busy street in the Trastavere to dine in a peaceful, secluded walled garden. The food is mainly cucina romana and is excellently cooked. The service is exemplary and the prices reasonable for the standard of the cuisine .

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Additional Information about Ristorante Romolo

Address: Via di Porta Settimiana 8, 00153 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 581 8284
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 27 - 44
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via di Porta Settimiana 8, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighborhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 581 8284

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 44
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Since 1930s the Restaurant, located in the heart of Trastevere, offers the traditional Roman Cuisine combining it with overnice innovations and creative recipes for local produce. The famous Garden is a place with historical value in Rome. In the enchanted courtyard, where Raffaello used to flirt with and portray the lovely 'Fornarina', you can dine in a relaxing atmosphere renowned for its magical silence and rich artistic heritage. Special menu for events and meetings to take care of your every need.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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