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Corno d'Africa

Via Folco Portinari, 7, Rome, Italy (Gianicolense)
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Ranked #1,346 of 8,459 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Gianicolense
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Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is the first time we tried Ethiopian food. The food contains a lot of different spices, we ate the vegetarian dish and it was delicious. The experience was fun because you eat with your hands and it creates a kind of a game and laughs. After the meal the fingers remain yellow for a few days :) Prices are... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

First time I try Ethiopian food and I was not disappointed. My boyfriend and I did not have a reservation but they gave us a table in the normal restaurant area. If you want to experience the typical atmosphere in the African dining room you need to book. The staff was very welcoming and they gave us a free glass... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I loved the taste of the food and it left me super full and it was all delicious so yay! Also they gave me free champagne

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Menton, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A bit out of the main touristic spots of Rome, the restaurant is located in some residential area, in a recent standard building. Once you enter, you are seated in a non standard restaurant, on a sofa with a small low table. This anounces some shared dishes that you preferably eat with your fingers. I've been there on a business... More

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Kremlin Bicetre, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Corno d'Africa is a nice first step towards "Abyssinia" cooking. I have been living in Addis for a couple of years and it's obvious I noted a difference, notably the injera, always disappointing in Europe (they cannot get the right cereal here!). Less spicy than the original cooking, but good and definitely more adapted to "farendji" mouth ;-)!! Shiro was... More

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Rome, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This restaurant has a great ambience and a wonderful choice of delicious Ethiopian dishes. Both myself and my boyfriend highly recommend Corno d'Africa.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

The Eritrean owner Michael and his wife ensure friendly service and good food. I've been there many times with young children and friends, and we've found it to be very family friendly. There are two eating areas - the main dining area is very nicely decorated. My family and I usually eat in the second eating area which has more... More

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Rome, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

Since I live two blocks away, I often do take-out and occasionally eat at the restaurant. The food is fantastic and always satisfies my urges for ethnic food in Rome. I recommend the Zighini, Mincet Abish and Ceci. The traditional dining room creates a nice atmosphere for eating together and the service is wonderful - always very welcoming and generous.... More

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Rome, Italy
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

After trying various Ethiopian/eritreans restaurants in Rome, Corno D'africa is the only one that my husband and I go back regularly. The quality of the food is wonderful and most important of all, Fresh food all the time. While trying various Ethiopian/eritreans restaurants, we always had stomach problems the day after but with the Corno D'Africa you are ready to... More

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Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2008

the best eritrean/ethiopian restaurant in rome

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