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Hostaria Antica Roma

via Appia Antica 87, 00179 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #250 of 8,713 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $87
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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Amenia, New York, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

after walking from S. Paolo fuori le mura and S. Sebastiano––a two and a half hour walk as part of a "giro delle sette chiese." We hadn't planned our meals properly and via Appia Antica is not a pleasant place to walk. So we literally staggered in off the street and were welcomed into the warmest and most welcoming environment.... More 

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We took a private tour in Rome, We were on a Cruise and stopped in Rome. There were 4 of us from Canada who were celebrating birthdays. We wanted to have lunch and wine at a nice local place, so our driver "Franco" took us to the Antica Roma. The owner Massimo met us at the entrance to the Restaurant... More 

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Shanghai, China
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The food at this restaurant was one of the best we had in our trip. Its classical Roma recipe done right. The specialty chicken dish was fantastic and full of flavor, the pasta was simple but delicious and his tiramisu was the best we had all trip. The owner, this jovial man who is willing to chat with your in... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a charming place to eat in a 2000 year old building. The owner is quite entertaining and personally waits on you, and you must try his homemade cheese...is it wonderful. The food was wonderful and you must try the Tiramisu for desert. Overall a wonderful experience.

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Syosset, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I wanted to love this restaurant as I had been looking forward to dining here for a couple of years. And it was a unique experience sitting in the ruins on the Appian Way while eating dinner. Paolo, the owner was very welcoming and his hands on service was also very good. However, our family of 6 adults all thought... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The restaurant is basically a converted tomb of Roman times. Initially it sounds strange, however, the location is nice and interesting and everything else good. A bit pricier, however, worth going once or sometimes ..

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St. Louis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Knowing that we would be walking the Appian Way, sightseeing from Piazza Venezia to Capo di Bova, we researched places to ‘rejuvenate’ ourselves with a great late lunch along the way. Hostaria Antica Roma’s website was immediately irresistibly fascinating. The setting itself – an ancient mausoleum for freed Roman slaves – has to be enough to lure you there. But... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I just returned from traveling to Italy for two weeks with friends and we we're recommended to go to this restaurant. It was more than we expected, Paolo made us feel so welcome and we had such a wonderful evening that we decided to come back another time to have lunch at his place. Unbeknownst to us his restaurant was... More 

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Cranston, RI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were greatly encouraged to dine at Hostaria Antica Roma by a lovely couple in our hotel, and since we were looking for something other than the pizza or fried artichoke places, we gave it a try. If you're in Rome you MUST eat in this amazing, unusual, beyond historical place. Well, let's start with this: the section of the... More 

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Sant Boi de Llobregat, Spain
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We met Paolo due to a common friend, but never told we were recommended, anyway Paolo treated us perfectly. Really awesome cooking in a very special and ancient environment (eldest restaurant walls we had ever been in). Don't miss some of their 1000-year-old recipes, specially the lassagna stole our hearts... Thanks for a memmorable lunch

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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 25 - 87
Cuisine: Italian

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