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Via Ofanto, 6, 00198 Rome, Italy
+39 068546705
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Ranked #3,206 of 8,582 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $22 - $36
Sun 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Swedish
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Danes have a word for it, "hygge". The place is cosy, candles, pillows, gross woods. The food is fine, light and tasty, no heavy seasoning. Try the Swedish typical blue potatoes and the organic beers.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Staff very friendly and the place is very comfortable but the food was a bit too standard. The menu didn't seem very swedish ... for example I ordered the 'prawn cocktail' hoping for something similar to the amazing skagen I ate in Stockholm, but it was a simple, 80s style, small prawns and ketchup-mayo mixed sauce. And where is the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The herring starter was excellent and the salads HUGE! Bla Kongo is a purple potato - dark, crumbly, rather dry flesh when baked but tasty with a sour cream, salmon and dill topping - an interesting eating experience. Staff helpful and friendly too.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

A busy little restaurant in a back street and yet the owner found time to help us plan a journey before we left. The food is very reasonably priced, quirky and yet enjoyable. The daily specials are worth trying. Closed on Mondays, this little restaurant decent sized servings every other day of the week. Well worth a visit.

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Bressanone, Italy
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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Good and enjoyable place to eat in one of the upscale areas of the town. Food is good, service enjoyable - but - the tables are really, really small.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The waiter was extremely friendly. We had a desert (chocolate ice) and humus with vegetables. The prices were low but the quality of the food was very good. Nice to hang out.

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Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Another effort to put together something new... just not good enough. First of all nobody could enjoy a meal in a place so hot and noisy. The menu is pretty original to the extent that babagannush was not even close in shape, color and taste to hundreds of babagannush I have eaten in the past. Good meat as main course... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The advice is to avoid the red "house wine" which is a bit of a disaster. The rest of the menu is some sort of modern Swedish cuisine - personal opinion. Some of the dishes are lighter and with some weird but welcomed influences - like the rice with shrimp cooked coconut milk. Try the Bla Kongo - the baked... More

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

This Sweedish restaurant (which means Blue Potato) has a large variety of salads, stuffed baked potatoes and rice dishes using many international flavors or the middle east, South America and Sweden. It is a nice break from traditional Italian restaurants. The food is always fresh and the value for your money is great. Service can sometimes be a bit slow... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

Visiting a restaurant TWICE during a five night stay says a lot! I read about Bla Kongo on TripAdvisor and other sites - being somewhere around the area of our hotel (and rather curious about Swedish cuisine) I listed it as one of our definite evening visits. What I did not expect was that it was right across the street... More

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Additional Information about Bla Kongo

Address: Via Ofanto, 6, 00198 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 068546705
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 22 - 36
Cuisine: Swedish

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