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Sahara

#385 of 9,635 Restaurants in Rome
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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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7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 198
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    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 19
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

I went to Ethiopia and i had the opportunity to have a dinner with local people in a private house. The Sahara Restaurant offers similar simple meals in a precious atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
trotamundo57
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Rome, Italy
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Province of Milan, Italy
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Is a touch of East Africa, lots of meat and vegetable and the funishing is of african touch. Nice

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Thank Abimbola A
Fabio F, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Sahara, responded to this review
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Gentile Abimbola A La ringraziamo per la sua recensione e per essere riusciti a coinvolgerla nella atmosfera che si respira... More 

Zurich
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

This is my first time trying Ethiopian food. The restaurant offers enough choices to give you an idea. The food was good but didn't blow me away. The service was fast. Indoors better than out doors

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Thank 5SugarSpice
Fabio F, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Sahara, responded to this review
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Gentile 5SugarSPi, la ringraziamo per la sua recensione e siamo lieti che lei abbia apprezzato il nostro ristorante e la... More 

Rome, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Ottima atmosfera, servizio impecabile e piatti divini. Da leccarsi il baffo! Great atmosphere, outstanding service and amazing dishes! Highly recommended!

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Thank ARQuel
Fabio F, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Sahara, responded to this review
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Gentilissima ARQuel, la ringraziamo per la sua bella recensione e siamo molto contenti che abbia apprezzato il nostro locale e... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious but portions weren't big considering the price. Food took over 1.5 hours to arrive. Very unimpressed.

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Rome, Italy
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I went to Ethiopia and i had the opportunity to have a dinner with local people in a private house. The Sahara Restaurant offers similar simple meals in a precious atmosphere.

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Thank trotamundo57
Fabio F, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Sahara, responded to this review
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Gentile trotamund, La ringraziamo per la sua recensione . Le sue parole infatti trovano riscontro nella grande passione che dedichiamo... More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Come across this restaurant by chance, looking for somewhere open on a Sunday this one was, the staff were very helpful there English better than my Italian, food was good and spicy. the whole place was nice and cosy ,well worth a visit.

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Thank eric c
Fabio F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Sahara, responded to this review

Dear Eric C, Thank you for your review . We are glad that you have enjoyed our restaurant and our dishes . We look forward to seeing her again at the Restaurant Sahara . Sincerely Staff Sahara More 

Rome, Italy
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Principessauk
Fabio F, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Sahara, responded to this review
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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
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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Thank BetteSpark
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Eidolon81
La Spezia, Italy
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144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Lorenzo

Neighborhood Profile
San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo may look all street with its pulse in urban art and street food, but don’t be fooled. This gritty student neighborhood immediately east of Termini train station is on the avant-garde rise. Art galleries, curated mural projects by artists like Rome’s favorite Alice, charming cafes, and boutique restaurants are slowly infiltrating the streets of San Lorenzo with counter-culture chic. Don’t worry, San Lorenzo still retains its local vibe with weekend festivals and demonstrations, and is always a hub for Rome’s university student scene.
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