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Hostaria Antica Roma

#890 of 9,021 Restaurants in Rome
#1,091 of 9,821 Places to Eat in Rome
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via Appia Antica 87, 00179 Rome, Italy
065132888
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: One of the most unusual place to eat in the world...a mausoleum of 2000...
One of the most unusual place to eat in the world...a mausoleum of 2000 years ago...
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food in Unusual Setting

A little off the beaten path but well worth the taxi ride. Nice to get away from the crowds and relax in the beautiful garden setting of the ancient mausoleum. Veal marsala, lasagna and the house special chicken dish were all winners with our family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Aventura, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Aventura, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A little off the beaten path but well worth the taxi ride. Nice to get away from the crowds and relax in the beautiful garden setting of the ancient mausoleum. Veal marsala, lasagna and the house special chicken dish were all winners with our family.

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our group of 8 booked this restaurant for dinner. We confirmed with cell phone and email addresses. We showed up for our reservation, after spending 40€ on taxies. The gate was closed, doors locked, nobody in site. We called and they said they had a family emerg and were not showing up. I understand things happen, but an email or... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a wonderful experience. I had high expectations based on recommendations and reviews and was not disappointed. We were the only table for most of the night and received full on attention - a bit overwhelming at first but made the night v special. No sign of Paolo as mentioned in reviews but Massimo was gorgeous and with my limited... More 

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Munich, Germany
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We came here for lunch. The food was Roman food with a twist very old recepies. Really great food. Best part of the meal would be the waiter/host/owner who told very funny stories recommanded great dishes and wine. It is a bit out of the way but well worth it.

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Milano, Italia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Hostaria Antica Rome is in one of the best places in Rome: via Appia Antica. Here you'll be really taken in an ancient place next Domitilla catacombs, within two thousands years walls! Paolo, the owner's son, will make you taste his Virgilio cheese, an authentic Virgilio recipe you can find only here. It we'll be a fantastic experience!

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Hostaria Antica has to be one of the greater restaurants in the world. We have traveled the world and have never found a restaurant with a better ambiance paired with great food and wine. Very romantic. The service was excellent and we enjoyed meeting the owner who was most gracious. We highly recommend eating outside in the courtyard where the... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had walked to the catacombs and arrived when they were closed for lunch, so we looked on Tripadvisor and found that there was a restaurant within walking distance. It was a charming place. The food was very good, the service friendly and the price reasonable.

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Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We spotted the place occasionally on our way to San Sebastian. After few seconds of doubt going there in, we got great service experience followed by the fantastic food. Special thanks to Paolo, your charm makes the food even more delicious.

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tasmania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you are an Ancient Roman history enthusiast, this is a must-do. This restaurant is housed in a 300 year old tavern which was once a cemetery for freed men paid for by Augustus Caesar to honour ex-slaves. The room which housed the funerary urns in wall niches is still there. The urns have gone but the niches are clearly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Such a small quaint little restaurant. We were the only people there when we visited in Nov. Food was UNREAL! Simple and authentic. Had spaghetti plain with sauce, bruschetta.. my mother tried their famous special Chicken. Also, had some gelato I believe. YUMM!!!! I will absolutely go visit next time I'm in Rome :) P.s. I live in NYC and... More 

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Additional Information about Hostaria Antica Roma

Address: via Appia Antica 87, 00179 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 065132888
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
Average Prices: USD 22 - 78
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via Appia Antica 87, 00179 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: 065132888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 78
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children

Description

One of the most unusual place to eat in the world...a mausoleum of 2000 years ago...

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