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Hostaria Antica Roma

via Appia Antica 87, 00179 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #261 of 8,311 restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $95
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: One of the most unusual place to eat in the world...a mausoleum of 2000 years ago...
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85% Recommend
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We walked in the rain down the Appian Way after visiting the Catacombs. What a delight! We stared with a delicious and different cheese appetizer. I had the lamb. Superb! Paoulo, our waiter, spoke English and was helpful and entertaining. The atmosphere was lovely and authentic. All in all, the perfect dining experience

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

just in the ancient Roman cemetery, via appia antica ,close to catacombe of S callisto, S sebastiano and Cecilia Metella, there is hostaria antica roma. the place is really special and the food is very good. When you go there the owner Massimo or Paolo, will take a good care of you. Paolo entertains you by telling you the history... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

For those that are not fond of tons of tourists, it is very hard to find a good meal in Rome as there are so many popular sites and many restaurants cater to just tourists, with horrible food and quality. However, this restaurant was the best meal we had in Rome! We were taken there during a private tour for... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We found this restaurant when walking the Appian Way. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch and entertained by the owner who was lots of fun. The home made cheese we were given with the bread to start was delicious and good house wine too. Very pretty location well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were lucky enough to experience the "Dinner with Atticus " Roman taster menu and all both I and my son can say is AMAZING and easily the best restaurant experience I have ever had!!! Our menu- authentically Ancient Roman - was SUPERB - the atmosphere (an Ancient Augustan site) was breathtakingly historic - and the host - well I... More

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Perdido Key, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After exploring Via Appia Antica, we enjoyed lunch with Paolo at his wonderful restaurant. Me, my husband, and my son enjoyed the house specialties (lasagna and the chicken), as well as the rigatoni with bacon, and all were outstanding! You must try the lasagne--it's with white sauce. The ambiance was wonderful and the house wine outstanding. Next time in Rome,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I had the opportunity of dining here on my short trip to Rome and I must say this restaurant blew me away. The food was fantastic (especially the garlic with cheese), the ambience was mind blowing (you feel as if you were back in a different century) but what really made this experience so special was the personal service Paolo... More

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New York, NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

The food, wine, history, hospitality, and surroundings come together to make this restaurant a must visit when in Rome. It is completely worth the time to taxi away from the city center to enjoy a meal on the Appian Way and let Paolo tell you stories about this space's past. They were exceptionally accommodating of our big group and we... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Dining at Hostaria Antica Roma is a life experience. It's worth a visit just to admire the space and hear stories about the ancient Roman recipes still used in their kitchen. The food is unique and positively delicious... you taste the goodness of fresh ingredients in every bite.The atmosphere is fun and festive -- you feel like a guest at... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We were greeted by Paolo poking his head out of the front door and a gracious smile as we pulled up in a taxi -- we felt right at home as he described the history and showed off the beautiful building! We enjoyed great wine as each dish was presented with a great story. Whether the house cheese (so flavorful... More

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