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Sahara

#1,845 of 8,845 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
San Lorenzo
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Viale Ippocrate N. 43 | Viale Ippocrate, 43, 00161 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4424 2583
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Sunday
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

I was celebrating my birthday with my husband in this lovely restaurant. On my arrival I have received a beautiful bouquet. We have booked a traditional table which was very nice and original but a bit small so probably next time I go for a normal one. The ambiance is truly amazing with all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
Principessauk
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Rome, Italy
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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366 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rome, Italy
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I was celebrating my birthday with my husband in this lovely restaurant. On my arrival I have received a beautiful bouquet. We have booked a traditional table which was very nice and original but a bit small so probably next time I go for a normal one. The ambiance is truly amazing with all the African decorations. We have ordered... More 

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Gentilissima cliente, è stato un enorme piacere per noi averla come nostra ospite il giorno del suo compleanno ed, omaggiarla... More 

Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Just enjoyed my second meal in Sahara last night. Glad I came back- the first time was at the start of January. The staff are very nice, and, although we hadn't made a reservation (it was a Saturday night, too!) they did their best to seat us very quickly, despite the place being packed. All the waitresses are ever-smiling and... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Good restaurant where the food it's very good and prices are not very high. Only one problem : to park the car. In this restaurant you can eat with your hands,but don't worry! if you have any problems you can always ask a fork :D You must try it!

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La Spezia, Italy
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Showed up earlyish on a Friday night and had an excellent and filling meal of two mains and a starter mix. Service was friendly, the restaurant is large and well laid out, and the food was VERY good. I highly recommend this place as an alternative to the run of the mill pasta shops. To address a lot of the... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

As many others I trusted the good reviews. The atmosphere was very nice but that was swiftly dampened by the waitress who seated us and took our order. We felt we were an inconvenience and I gave up trying to squeeze a smile out of her. Meat was tuff and bread sour. One mixed starter, 2 mains, a beer and... More 

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Hampshire, UK
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We had a late dinner here since the restaurant was down the street from the Best Western where we were staying near the university, and we were longing for something spicy. The place was a pleasant surprise - didn't disappoint on the food front, attractive decor, good service, reasonably-priced. It's been a while since we've eaten Eritrean food so I... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Their fermented millet bread is certainly not for everyone, as it's quite sour, but I liked it. I also liked the veg falafel and veg mix, which was a mix of 3 or 4 dishes. The atmosphere is very nice, and very suitable for special occasions. The staff is very friendly. Don't forget to make a reservation! It's really not... More 

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Kremlin Bicetre, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Very nice place, with a lot of handicrafts from Eritrea, where food is quite good (gommen was a little acid though), even if not enough "tipical" for who like me has been living in Ethiopia for some time. But overall very decent in an European/Italian context. Waiters and bosses are kind and smily. We didn't wait too long. Very disappointing... More 

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Zagarolo, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Fine food and relaxing atmosphere. We really enjoyed a good evening. We liked it very much and we'd like to go there again. One of most good african food in Roma.

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

After eating pasta & pizzas for days, it was refreshing to have authentic Ethiopian cuisine. They were very hospitable and the menu portions were healthy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Ippocrate N. 43 | Viale Ippocrate, 43, 00161 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 4424 2583

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
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?