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Hostaria Antica Roma

via Appia Antica 87, 00179 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #233 of 8,465 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $91
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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Sant Boi de Llobregat, Spain
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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New York, New York, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were taken here by our guide during a full day tour of Rome. I was, understandably, skeptical since I figured there was probably a kickback to the tour operator involved. They proved me wrong! We had an excellent meal. The service was superb. The owner, Paulo, told us stories about the restaurant and the food while we ate and... More

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Washington, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was the third time we have been to this restaurant, and it never disappoints us. The food is wonderful---even for someone needing gluten free like me--they even had gf tiramisu! And the rest of my family's food was also outstanding. The atmosphere is so amazing and the staff, led by Paolo, so friendly and fun. Located on the old... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I ate at this restaurant for his birthday while we were in Rome. I was looking for a unique place to eat for his birthday and came across Hostaria Antica Roma. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Driving down the beautiful and historic Appian Way was an added bonus (although I think because the restaurant... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had found this restaurant on the TV show Top Tables, Top Cities and it didn't disappoint. The venue was amazing, no roof and unique, the host Paolo was sensational (yes he does have to tell the same stories to every table - it is expected!) but he was sincere and friendly, and the food was terrific. The whole package... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Saw this restaurant on the TV show Top Tables, Top Cities and looked good. Even better than expected. Paolo is a great host, the food was truly amazing and a great venue to boot. Tiramasu is off the charts good. Well worth the journey out of the city Centre.

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Karlskrona, Sweden
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My by far favourite restaurant in Rome is Hostaria Antica Roma. In fact, when getting married this year they did the catering for the wedding and contributed it the best way possible to an unforgettable dinner. Chef Massimo is super nice and serves excellent delicious Italian food. You can look at the menu if you want, but you can also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

An exquisite and charming gem hidden along the Appian way. There are so many tourist traps and crummy restaurants in Rome but Paolo's restaurant was in a league of its own! Ever eaten tiramisu inside of a catacomb? No? You should try it! And the pasta (mama Mia!!) the pasta was incredible! Paolo entertained us with wonderful stories about his... More

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Mililani, Hawaii
5 reviews 5 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

During a full day private tour of Rome, our guide recommended Hosteria Antica Roma to us. Although I had done extensive research of dining options, I had overlooked this restaurant because of its location on the outskirts of the city. However, with a private car, this restaurant is a worthwhile visit as I was pleasantly surprised to find a quaint,... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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