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Enoteca Ferrara

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Trastevere
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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
UNMISSABLE !!

Been here several occasions through the last 5 years. They have a restaurant which I've always missed...don't know why. Probably 'cause I always get lost in time every time I get there and start to try some of the wines that quite often change their selection. This is the typical place for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
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Olhao, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in for dinner as part of our food tour. Had some tasty wine while waiting for our dinner. We had gnocchi, spinach and ricotta ravioli and tonarelli cache e pepe (a baked noodle dish). All 3 were delicious!! Authentic hand made Italian pasta which is exactly what we wanted! We really enjoyed it!

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was visiting Rome with friends and a local recommended this place in Trastevere. The restaurant was easy to find in Piazza Trilussa and only a 10 minute taxi ride from where we were staying. The place has a special ambiance in a modern yet rustic setting. Service was good and the food was excellent. For the wine list you are... More 

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Cardiff
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had been recommended but very disappointing. Ordered expensive bottle of wine and cork broke. Asked for a new bottle when waiter decided to poor into wine carafe through muslin cloth!! He said we couldn't have a different bottle. Also got bill wrong and didn't apologise!! Food was also not great. Avoid

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday night and made the mistake of sitting in the traditional as compared to the gourmet section. We were the only ones sitting there and were ignored. finally after 15 minutes, we asked to move to the gourmet section and had a much more pleasant experience. the service was very helpful and the wine list outstanding... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend who had visited Italy told us that this was a MUST on her restaurant list. Good thing we trusted her. This place is awesome. It is located in Trastevere right next to an awesome Piazza. I got the cacio e pepe and my husband had the carbonara. We were given a wine list that was hundreds of pages... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We were very excited to dine here on New Year's Eve as we had heard they had great food and they had entertainment planned. Unfortunately, it was very disappointing. The food was average to mediocre. One entrée was a seafood soup with lobster and baby octopus that was supposed to have a lemon base. There wasn't even a slight hint... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Boring food, too salty, charge us more expensive wine than ordered, rude owner but nice employes. To avoid.

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Thank Gregory M
Olhao, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Been here several occasions through the last 5 years. They have a restaurant which I've always missed...don't know why. Probably 'cause I always get lost in time every time I get there and start to try some of the wines that quite often change their selection. This is the typical place for "Aperitivo" Martini time. They open at 6pm and... More 

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Thank AlexandreOlhao
Haifa
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I went there with friends for dinner. The place is in trastevere, where you expect to find many touristic places, still we had a great experience. The food was very good (fiori di zuca, carciofi, cacio pepe), the wine list is never ending and the prices were decent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Nice wine list, and the selection of either snacks or dinner is nice and well prepared. Not something exceptional but worth a visit.

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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, Wine Bar

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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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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