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Monte Caruso

#1,892 of 9,162 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Esquilino
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Via Farini, 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 483549
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: From 1974 it proposes the customers, typical lucane, roman, and...
From 1974 it proposes the customers, typical lucane, roman, and international recipe, pastes made in house, selection of cheeses and cured pork meats from "lucania" south Italy, second made up of meat, stockfish cooked with "lucano" style, sweet recipe of the chef, all fact with experience and attention in order to maintain the taste of the traditional kitchen unchanged. The wine cellar accommodates wines of all Italy with greater attention to the lucani products, is wide the choice of distilled and liqueurs. The three rooms that form the restaurant can accommodate to the maximum 50 persons uniforms in small tables, 35 for full dinner, 15 in little room for one glass of wine o distilled with selection of cheese, sliced meat seasoned, or sweetes. The atmosphere is pleasant and calm. The reservation is appreciate.
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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Family dinner

Dinner for 4 of us was 110 euros no wine or desserts. Service was good and there were some different things on the menu which when sampled were good. Would I go back ? Yes, but it has not made me think I can't wait to eat there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
mwrussell2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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Birmingham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This a great restaurant if you want to enjoy an excellent meal outside the tourist attractions areas . The Lucia Family has been offering excellent food and wine for more than 40 years. Monte Caruso, combining Roman and Lucanian dishes to perfection with great wines , is a hidden gem in Rome !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

After i came back from Italy i told everyone i knew if i were ever on death row with my last meal it would be this. This was the most AMAZING meal i ever ate in my entire life. I grew up with my fresh off the boat family, i am used to fresh italian food but the freshness and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Dinner for 4 of us was 110 euros no wine or desserts. Service was good and there were some different things on the menu which when sampled were good. Would I go back ? Yes, but it has not made me think I can't wait to eat there again.

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St.Albans
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

First off we didn't eat here. So this review is based on a couple taking a leisurely and slow walk back to their Hotel and just stumbling across an interesting looking place. We had just come back from a lovely dinner at Diadema, not too far away. We had also been given free shots after our dinner so were light... More 

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Good standard of food, good value for money and nice décor, but even though we dined at peak time on a Saturday night, it wasn't particularly busy and the clientele were mainly couples so the atmosphere was very quiet. One of the better restaurants in this area, however, and definitely worth a visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The restaurant looks nice, and the staff were fairly attentive and pleasant, with the exception of the manager who seemed to prefer attending to the local guests. If you are to go here you'd need a big wallet or a small appetite as portions are horrendously tiny, although a plentiful supply of bread was provided, dessert was nice however I... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Recommended by hotel staff. Not disappointed. Staff attentive and friendly. Setting relaxing and food excellent. Thoroughly enjoyable. Will recommend to friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Went there because of TripAdvisor, and this timeit was terrific! Food is incrwdible and service is amazing! Veey cosy atmosfhere!

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Roma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I'm used to go to Monte Caruso irregularly but not less than once a year approximately. In general its offer and the milieu have been satisfying to me and to my friends. But the last time I had a strong, bothering impression of déjà-vu. Always the same menu, in winter and in summer, always the same obsessing presence of meat,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Wonderful food, superior service and excellent atmosphere. Don't miss it. You will have a great experience

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Farini, 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighborhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 483549

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 54
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

From 1974 it proposes the customers, typical lucane, roman, and international recipe, pastes made in house, selection of cheeses and cured pork meats from "lucania" south Italy, second made up of meat, stockfish cooked with "lucano" style, sweet recipe of the chef, all fact with experience and attention in order to maintain the taste of the traditional kitchen unchanged. The wine cellar accommodates wines of all Italy with greater attention to the lucani products, is wide the choice of distilled and liqueurs. The three rooms that form the restaurant can accommodate to the maximum 50 persons uniforms in small tables, 35 for full dinner, 15 in little room for one glass of wine o distilled with selection of cheese, sliced meat seasoned, or sweetes. The atmosphere is pleasant and calm. The reservation is appreciate.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Esquilino

Neighborhood Profile
Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.