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Enoteca Ferrara

#1,912 of 9,121 Restaurants in Rome
#2,260 of 9,921 Places to Eat in Rome
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Via del Moro, 1 | piazza Trilussa, 41, 00100 Rome, Italy
065803769
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7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Enoteca Ferrara is the most surprising enoteca in Rome - and possibly the...
Enoteca Ferrara is the most surprising enoteca in Rome - and possibly the best. It's a gastronomic archipelago of rooms: bar, wine bar, restaurant and more modestly priced osteria with a partly covered terrace. The cuisine serves a menu of Roman ‘cucina povera’ that is not as much ‘peasant food’ anymore as it is traditional, inventive and delicious.In the heart of Trastevere near Ponte Sisto, between Vicolo del Moro and Piazza Trilussa, since 1988, the restaurant Enoteca Ferrara is considered the temple of wines with a large choice of Italian wines (1600 labels). The two sisters, Mary and Lina Paolillo, the first chef and architect and the other sommelier, opened this restaurant in 1988 near the Arch of San Callisto in Trastevere. The restaurant, which in 1996 moved to Via del Moro, is wonderful: situated in a fifteenth-century monastery of St. Euphemia, still has a beamed ceiling. Tables made of painted majolica, wooden beams and exposed stone walls and antique furniture, make the ambiance very charming, elegant and warm. Enoteca Ferrara currently count three areas in 500 square meters for a total of 120 covers: the Gourmet restaurant "Enoteca Ferrara," "ferrarino" which is the trattoria, and "La Mescita" the wine bar. The wine cellar is visible from the restaurant through an ancient forged grating. From the opening Enoteca Ferrara distinguished itself through the cuisine besides the impeccable service. From Piazza Trilussa you enter in the wine bar La Mescita to taste a very good glass of wine accompanied by a variety of fresh and delicious foods, couscous, pasta, garlic bread and cheese, vegetables; then you get down two steps in the private room with a few tables and relax. From there you enter into the charming restaurant Enoteca Ferrara, opened only for dinner, with a kind attention to every details, an ideal place to dine, relax and drink good wine! You continue in the next room, where is the Ferrarino, open for lunch and dinner for a more casual and less pretentious meal. A very nice outdoor area is for dine and for smokers, too. The Ferrarino's cuisine is based on the traditional Italian peasant: soups, polenta, stews, roman dishes, meats, cheeses and seasonal vegetables accompanied by a wine list of 400 labels. The menu which change every week is a triumph of various regions, from Veneto to Sicily. The Enoteca Ferrara's cuisine is more sophisticated, creative and refined with a Slow Food approach that exalts the quality of the raw ingredients. The dishes, expertly creative by the chef Mary, are the result of a continuous research of traditional Italian recipes.The wine list is so much amazing that in 2003 Enoteca Ferrara won the Oscar awarded for best wine shop in Italy. The wine list contains 1,600 labels, and is organized in two bound books: one for reds and one for whites, with an entire page dedicated to descriptions of every wine, complete with an impressive visual-- an actual label taken from each bottle.In addition you can find a selection of tea, coffee and spirits, from the West and the East, including some unfoundable as Puerto Rico AA, Santo Domingo Pacadulce, Indian Nugget, Chickmagalur and Santos Montecarmelo purodolce.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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If you are a couple on a romantic trip in Rome and you don't like being around noisy tourists, this is the place to go. We came across this place two nights ago. Small little bar with tiny terrace. We went back the next day for a drink and decided to eat there. Out the back is a beautiful little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you are a couple on a romantic trip in Rome and you don't like being around noisy tourists, this is the place to go. We came across this place two nights ago. Small little bar with tiny terrace. We went back the next day for a drink and decided to eat there. Out the back is a beautiful little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My boyfriend and i went there the first night in rome. Amazing food and very romantic place. The area is very old and beatiful to walk after the dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Found this place by chance. You can buy excellent wine by the glass, and I do mean excellent!!!! So impressed with the bar area we ate here.The food did not disappoint. Six people a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino £140.00. Wow only in Rome!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a very good place to eat. Pasta lovers should def go here as the variety and various dishes they offer is simply the best around. Huge selection of wines to decide from. Pasta cooked perfectly and incredible sauce.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I was there a couple of times. They have 2 entrance from 2 different streets. I loved that place. It is devided on sections (rooms). You can have some free starters with a glass of wine in the bar, or take a sit at the table in the restaurant. You can choose a place which is more comfortable for you.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I visited Enoteca Ferrara as part of an "eating Italy" tour of the Trastevere district in Rome. On offer was spinach and ricotta ravioli with tomato sauce ( pleasant but not exactly haute cuisine ), a type of gnocchi made without potato again with the same tomato sauce as the ravioli ( bland stodgy dough balls with a deeply unpleasant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a pasta dinner for five. The food was very good, and the waiter provided excellent wine choices at decent prices. They have an extensive wine cellar, to suit everyone's taste. The interior and the service is fantastic, suitable for many occasions. Still, the prices were lower than I would have expected. In my opinion, the Ferrara is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food was really amazing - we enjoyed the Zuchini Flower, Oso Busco, Pancello Salad and several very good fresh pasta. Wine list is very large too. Make sure you have the Gelato Zabaione. (not sure of spelling). Make sure you allow enough time here...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Beautiful setting, excellent wine list. Food unpredictable...was great the first time we ate here and not so great the second time. Great neighborhood for a before or after dinner stroll

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We accidentally ended up here - but totally enjoyed our experience. They seated us, without a reservation, at a romantic nook. Our total ended up being 53 euros for two people!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via del Moro, 1 | piazza Trilussa, 41, 00100 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighborhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: 065803769

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Description

Enoteca Ferrara is the most surprising enoteca in Rome - and possibly the best. It's a gastronomic archipelago of rooms: bar, wine bar, restaurant and more modestly priced osteria with a partly covered terrace. The cuisine serves a menu of Roman ‘cucina povera’ that is not as much ‘peasant food’ anymore as it is traditional, inventive and delicious.In the heart of Trastevere near Ponte Sisto, between Vicolo del Moro and Piazza Trilussa, since 1988, the restaurant Enoteca Ferrara is considered the temple of wines with a large choice of Italian wines (1600 labels). The two sisters, Mary and Lina Paolillo, the first chef and architect and the other sommelier, opened this restaurant in 1988 near the Arch of San Callisto in Trastevere. The restaurant, which in 1996 moved to Via del Moro, is wonderful: situated in a fifteenth-century monastery of St. Euphemia, still has a beamed ceiling. Tables made of painted majolica, wooden beams and exposed stone walls and antique furniture, make the ambiance very charming, elegant and warm. Enoteca Ferrara currently count three areas in 500 square meters for a total of 120 covers: the Gourmet restaurant "Enoteca Ferrara," "ferrarino" which is the trattoria, and "La Mescita" the wine bar. The wine cellar is visible from the restaurant through an ancient forged grating. From the opening Enoteca Ferrara distinguished itself through the cuisine besides the impeccable service. From Piazza Trilussa you enter in the wine bar La Mescita to taste a very good glass of wine accompanied by a variety of fresh and delicious foods, couscous, pasta, garlic bread and cheese, vegetables; then you get down two steps in the private room with a few tables and relax. From there you enter into the charming restaurant Enoteca Ferrara, opened only for dinner, with a kind attention to every details, an ideal place to dine, relax and drink good wine! You continue in the next room, where is the Ferrarino, open for lunch and dinner for a more casual and less pretentious meal. A very nice outdoor area is for dine and for smokers, too. The Ferrarino's cuisine is based on the traditional Italian peasant: soups, polenta, stews, roman dishes, meats, cheeses and seasonal vegetables accompanied by a wine list of 400 labels. The menu which change every week is a triumph of various regions, from Veneto to Sicily. The Enoteca Ferrara's cuisine is more sophisticated, creative and refined with a Slow Food approach that exalts the quality of the raw ingredients. The dishes, expertly creative by the chef Mary, are the result of a continuous research of traditional Italian recipes.The wine list is so much amazing that in 2003 Enoteca Ferrara won the Oscar awarded for best wine shop in Italy. The wine list contains 1,600 labels, and is organized in two bound books: one for reds and one for whites, with an entire page dedicated to descriptions of every wine, complete with an impressive visual-- an actual label taken from each bottle.In addition you can find a selection of tea, coffee and spirits, from the West and the East, including some unfoundable as Puerto Rico AA, Santo Domingo Pacadulce, Indian Nugget, Chickmagalur and Santos Montecarmelo purodolce.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Trastevere

Neighborhood Profile
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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