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Enoteca Ferrara

Via del Moro, 1 | piazza Trilussa, 41, 00100 Rome, Italy
065803769
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Ranked #2,087 of 8,758 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $80
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Neighborhood:
Trastevere
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Paris, France
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Wasaga Beach
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Love this Enoteca! We come at least once every time we're in Rome. Great selection, thoughtful recommendations, knowledgeable staff. Snacks that are complimentary with your vino are outstanding, a meal in itself.

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Rome, Italy
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I had very high hopes for this place; it's been recommended to me by quite a few people. I came here on a Sunday evening, for dinner, at the restaurant. First, the positives: - the place is gorgeous. Elegant, intimate, the bathrooms are clean and nice (a rarity in Rome), lovely interiors and table settings - our waiter was polite,... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

it's hard to choose a vine from a huge list of great ones. Waiter will help you if u ask for one:) The food is nice. i tried lasagne and it was delicious. salads are also delicious. i like the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Mildly pricey, but totally worth it. Lovely atmosphere, service, and the biggest wine list I've ever seen. Everything was fresh and tasted wonderful - I would especially recommend the fried zucchini flowers and any of the pastas! Will definitely go again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The restaurant has two (enormously important) things to go for it; very good food and an outstanding wine list (of italian wines of course). The specials were a great choice, but everything was really good. What it lacked was efficiency in service. Maybe other parts of the restaurant was too full, but it took a bit long to get the... More 

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Additional Information about Enoteca Ferrara

Address: Via del Moro, 1 | piazza Trilussa, 41, 00100 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 065803769
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
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
Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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