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Hostaria Antica Roma

#1,443 of 9,636 Restaurants in Rome
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via Appia Antica 87, 00179 Rome, Italy
065132888
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
Finally!!!!

For a couple of years now, my wife and I have been wanting to eat at my friend Paolo's restaurant. For one reason or another, we had to cancel each time. This past weekend we were meeting friends in Roma and decided it was the perfect time to give it a whirl so I contacted Paolo. Upon our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
John P
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Naples, Italy
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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

For a couple of years now, my wife and I have been wanting to eat at my friend Paolo's restaurant. For one reason or another, we had to cancel each time. This past weekend we were meeting friends in Roma and decided it was the perfect time to give it a whirl so I contacted Paolo. Upon our arrival, we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We last came here 5 years ago and recently returned and were not disappointed. We had enough enchanted evening in a wonderful magical setting. Excellent food/wine, served by a truly engaging elderly gentleman. The house wine (white) was excellent value and Parma ham/melon was simply divine. If we lived locally, we would be here all the time. A true highlight... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stumbled upon the restaurant which dates back to the Roman era on our way to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus. As we approached the restaurant we wondered whether we should go in. Thankfully, we entered and was greeted by a pleasant old man who turned out to be the current owner of the restaurant. The restaurant abounds in history... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

What a find! A little off the beaten track but this restaurant had been recommended to our party by a relative. Authentic Italian food served by the gorgeous Massimo in a beautiful historical setting. Generous servings of tasty food. Definitely worth a visit!

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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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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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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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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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4 reviews
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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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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 23 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions

Description

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

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