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Hostaria Antica Roma

#678 of 9,225 Restaurants in Rome
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via Appia Antica 87, 00179 Rome, Italy
065132888
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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...
One of the most unusual place to eat in the world...a mausoleum of 2000 years ago...
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Charming place and perfect service

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Aurelijus S
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Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 reviews 4 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Sao Paulo, SP
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99 reviews 99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Fine food, mainly pasta and carni. Very good wine and fantastic desert. This is an oasis on a place without many restaurants and will surprise for sure. We were not expecting something fancy but we were very welcomed by Paolo who did everything to make us comfortable. Grazzie mille.

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Amenia, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant 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
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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
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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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CH
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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 - 77
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

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

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