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Vecchia Roma

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Ghetto
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Piazza Campitelli 18, 00100 Rome, Italy
06 686 4604
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 114
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    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 24
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Antipasti!

We visited this restaurant several times during our stay in Rome- for lunch and dinner. The food was always excellent, as well as the service. Vecchia Roma has the most delicious buffet of antipasti- vegetables and fish- a feast for the eye and the mouth. The service is most welcoming- friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Miriam J
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Central Hungary, Hungary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Rome. In fact we have been there 3 times over the past 16 years. We tried another time 6 years ago only to discover they are closed on Wednesdays, the only day we were in Rome on that trip. The food is supurb, but not inexpensive. In our opinion it is well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited this restaurant several times during our stay in Rome- for lunch and dinner. The food was always excellent, as well as the service. Vecchia Roma has the most delicious buffet of antipasti- vegetables and fish- a feast for the eye and the mouth. The service is most welcoming- friendly and professional. The food is fresh and you get... More 

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rome
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We've been at the Vecchia Roma as a family. The first impression was really very good, while we were taken to our table by the waiter. We passed through very nice rooms with nice frescos on the walls, and nice (and soft) music around. Our own room was extremely nice and comfortable. We tasted three pasta dishes (I had some... More 

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Washington State
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

The food at this restaurant is not that good. Some dishes are ok, but some really do not appeal. It is beautiful inside dining, but be prepared to overpay. We felt taken advantage of when they charged a cover/pane charge of 4 euro plus an automatic service charge. Because it was across the street, we gave them 2 tries. We... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was one of the best meals I had on my most recent visit to Rome. I am a vegan and my two companions were complete omnivores, and we all came away fully satisfied. My first impression was of a beautifully maintained building full of charm and character, as well as an impressive array of antipasto on walking through the... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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112 reviews 112 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

When you enter the first encounter is with the antipasto table. You have at least twenty different choice from fish to meet and vegetables.....do not miss it.

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Buckie, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Chanced on this restaurant by accident as duked in during a rain shower to have lunch. Was so impressed we went back a couple of days later for dinner. Lovely elegant interior, no Muzak, friendly knowledgable, old school waiters and well prepared, traditional Roman food. The wine list was extensive but slightly disappointing had little wine from Lazio. The on... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Smart traditional waiters dressed in black and white add a touch of class to the Vecchia Roma and they are friendly too, making you feel very welcome. I came here in 1997 with my wife and we had a great romantic meal sitting outside. I returned in March 2014 with my father (we traveled to Rome to watch Italy v... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Decided to lunch here so sat outside on the terrace. As said already on here, service is very old school but pleasant and efficient. I ordered the mixed seafood starter and the fettuccine with basil baby tomatoes and olive oil. The much mentioned bread dish appeared and then the starter. Not the biggest of portions but very good. The fettuccine... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It started out very good: nice location, friendly waiter and great food; until the bill came! We had the buffet of antipasti, but discovered that we had to pay extra for some things in the buffet, like the artichokes. Nobody mentioned this, at the contrary they even encouraged us to take these. So not only was the 'regular' buffet (which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Campitelli 18, 00100 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighborhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: 06 686 4604

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

Staying in Ghetto

Neighborhood Profile
Ghetto
The mini-neigborhood Ghetto holds tight to its reputation as a stand-alone area thanks to its nearly 300-year history as the home to Rome’s Jewish community. Times changed in the 20th century, but the tiny area still retains its mix of tradition, community, and history. Ancient and medieval architectural design frames apartments, bakeries, shops, and restaurants. Friends and families are the pulse of the neighborhood, keeping company on the Via del Portico d’Ottavia. The Ghetto observes the traditional Jewish Shabbat: businesses close from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.