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Enoteca Ferrara

#2,157 of 9,221 Restaurants in Rome
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Trastevere
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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, Breakfast, 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 fancy a good glass of Italian wine and a lovely selection of Italian bites,this is the place, a bit pricey,but you pay around 9 € for a glass of good wine,but also a little plate to choose from the daily tapas they have made, really nice and authentic place in Trastevere

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Everything abut the experience was wonderful. The neighborhood, building, staff, food, and wine were exceptional. Please see the photo of the wine list to get an idea of the cellars on site! The wait staff was extremely helpful, with an on site sommelier to help with pairings. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This restaurant has 2 restaurants within. A more formal restaurant and more of a bistro. The bistro specialises in traditional Roman dishes. It was all locals coming in for a quick bite. The food and service was very good. they have a great wine list. Two very large books. If you go to Rome this should be on your list

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Go in for the aperitivo (some wine and light food) and stick around for dinner in the back garden terrace. Ask for Tony, she is the girl sommelier, she is very beyond her years. Had the Prosecco di Veneto (Trento Abate Nero) and various Reds including a fantastic Taurasi. For dinner, try the Fiori Di Zucchine (Zucchini flowers) for a... More 

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was first of January everything was closed so we were very happy to see this restaurant was open for dinner, always great wine list food so and so, we had both Lamb oven roasted, this was not a good dish very dry meat and some mashed potatoes....dessert( Tiramisu) wonderful and the wine a Syrah from Lazio very smooth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

By far the best restaurant and wine bar in Rome. It offers different options of dining between the unexpectedly big location turning it to be the perfect place for every occasion in which selected wine or beer and amazing food are the protagonist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We discovered this wine bar, walking home after dinner our first night in Trastevere. We were so warmly welcomed and greeted with many great wines and an offering of little tidbits to accompany the wine, that we fell in love with the place and returned each evening on our way home. It was a great discovery.

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Puerto Rico, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

if you fancy a good glass of Italian wine and a lovely selection of Italian bites,this is the place, a bit pricey,but you pay around 9 € for a glass of good wine,but also a little plate to choose from the daily tapas they have made, really nice and authentic place in Trastevere

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

In Trastevere, you can easily miss this great place because it's entrance is hidden and the restaurant is upstairs. Once you're there, luxury is all around you and you feel the evening will last for ever. Delicious food, excellent wine (so many choices to made) and a pleasant hostess (with a smile on her face shet told us in broken... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We took our friends to our favorite Enoteca in Rome and were not disappointed. The bartender Andrea was the same one we had 5 years ago, how cool was that?? Great guy and very wine savvy. They have a great selection of some of Italy's finest family run vineyards. They even had my personal fav Lagrien from Alto Adige!! Go... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Went to Enoteca Ferrara with a group of 6 friends on 9-23-14. It was recommended by someone who had been there a few times. We all had a great time. Everyone loved their food! We had a very nice waiter which made the evening so plesant. Don't be fooled when you walk inside. There is a very small bar area,... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.