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“A fantastic find in the centre of Rome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grano

Grano
Piazza Rondanini 53, Rome, Italy (Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori)
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Ranked #1,909 of 9,253 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A fantastic find in the centre of Rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Like many touristy cities Rome can be a bit hit-and-miss when it comes to good food. There are too many places which simply don't try, instead relying on an abundance of tourists unlikely to return to survive.
Grano most certainly is not one of those spots. A smallish restaurant set in an almost hidden piazzetta minutes away from the pantheon, it has a charming garden area which feels as if it is closer to a town in Umbria or Tuscany than in the heart or Rome.

The food and wine was exceptional - certainly much better than I had expected, and the service was warm, welcomming and friendly.
The style and presentation of the dishes is closer to a French Michellin stared restaurant than a traditional Trattoria, but there is a heavy italian influence in the flavour as well as the ingredients. The menu is compact but diverse both in seafood, fresh fish and meat choices and the dishes are well crafted.

If you are looking for a 'mamma' style traditional (southern) Italian restaurant this is probably not it, but if you want a beautiful dining experience which is surprisingly relaxing (and romantic) then this is a great spot.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely setting and food; great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Grano not only has wonderful food, but it also has great service and a very pretty predominantly white decor. The cuisine is a refreshing updating of Roman cuisine. I started with a very nice "cheesecake"--which was essentially cod on a pastry, and the quality of the cooking continued from there, beautifully prepared, flavorful, and not overly heavy. The waiter gave me great recommendations on wine as well. Overall a wonderful gourmet experience--not cheap but you definitely get your money's worth.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, NC USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice find near Piazza della Maddalena”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We had dinner at Grano twice during our ten day stay in Rome. Grano is a very cozy restaurant with an ecru country decor. They serve hardy comfort food like osso bucco and nice pastas. They have wonderful breads, hence the restaurant name, and yummy desserts. The wine list is surprisingly reasonable. We were there in January, but it looked like they had a nice outdoor seating area in the front of the restaurant that would be fabulous in warmer weather!

Visited January 2013
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Milan, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“my favourite restaurant in Rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

taste and flavour of Italian food in this small restaurant full of atmosphere and delicious food.
Price and quality runs togheter.Really my favourite restaurant in Rome.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Traditional Roman cuisine, not overly touristy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

My boyfriend and I ate here on a Monday night. The food is based on Roman cuisine with I agree with other comments about it having a modern twist. We had the Parmigiana Melanzane - a fried eggplant dish with tomato sauce and mozzarella - it was very good. We also had a seafood spaghetti dish which was very good, but a little bit too salty and the lamb shank with mashed potato which was excellent. They had a number of good wines by the glass as well as a good wine list by the bottle. We didn't try the desserts. The menu is available in English and although there were a few tourists inside, the place didn't have a very touristy feel.

I'd recommend this place to people in the area looking for a good Roman meal. Prices were fairly reasonable. We paid 50 euros, but we only had water, one glass of wine, an antipasto to share and two mains.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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