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Enoteca Ferrara

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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, 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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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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a wonderful diner at this place. All the dishes we ordered were delicious and the wine (by the glass) was very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I am reading differents opinions about Enoteca Ferrara and i must agree that if you, as one of thos e celebrated good location in Rome, you must keep it up with service, quality and price. The location : a restaurant builded over the century in 2 mixed buildings against the River , front of Piazza Trilussa in the Trasteverino history... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

On entering this place the wine bar looked amazing and we are sorry we just didn't stay there. We were seated and the service was very poor considering they weren't busy. The food very bland with little flavour. The actually restaurant is in a beautiful setting and we can only hope it was an off night. So many amazing restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We knew we wanted to spend an evening in Travestere and where looking for a place to eat, and we are in Rome, so wanted something fabulous and that is exactly what we got. We started at the Bar located in the rear of the restaurant where we had fabulous service from our bartendar who presented us with a classic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It is one of the best winebar of the city. The restaurant is great as well. But if you are walking around Trastevere and you want to stop for a drink you can't miss this place. They will suggest you the perfect wine for the occasion along with tasty and rich appetizers. A special place in the heart of Rome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were there after a "team building activity" in Rome, tasting several different wines, cheese and delicatessen in Rome. This was surprising. everything we ate was excellent, but the wines we tastes were exceptional. Do not forget to visit the "celler" in case the manager gives you the opportunity. Additionally we had some kind of theatre-show that was really surprising.

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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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Additional Information about Enoteca Ferrara

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