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“Wonderful meal!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Fontanella Sistina

La Fontanella Sistina
Via Sistina, 151, 00187 Rome, Italy
06 4880519
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Ranked #4,943 of 8,759 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Aruba
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35 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We were taking a walk before dinner and we came to this ristorante. I saw a beautiful raspberry tart in the window and we decided to try this place. It was a very good choice. Our meal was delicious and the service was great. Typical Italian menu. The tart was filled with cream and topped with baby strawberries not raspberries which was memorable. Go here!

  • Visited May 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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“Excellent!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We found this restaurant from Tripadvisor! Excellent food, excellent service! We ate there three out of five nights while in Rome. The staff is amazing, very personable and great restauranteurs! The owners are there to ensure everything is great. Food was fantastic. Fresh... Tey the Caprese Salad and Bruschetta. Tomatoes are amazing! Everything is made fresh! We ate at many restaurants and Lafonanella was the best!!! I am a 25 year restaurant executive and I thought they were great!!!

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“Kitchen nightmare + Kids unwanted”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Have you ever heard about kitchen nightmare? If not go to this restaurant. The antipasti was terrible tasted like canned food!!! We ordered a vegetable soup for the baby. The soup was very sour seems not very fresh. We ordered spaghetti carbonarra and bolognese, the taste was very suspicious and seems not to be fresh as well.
The place is tiny and the tables are very close.
The waiter sort of stressed us on taking order.
Kids are not very welcome.
We were so disapointed that we did not take dessert.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

I'm currently on holiday in Rome with my mum. La Fontanella was recommended by our hotel & we first visited on a rainy, freezing afternoon after a very damp visit to the Colleseum. We were overall very impressed. We both had minestrone to start, two pastas & a half liter of chianti- came to £51. The service was great & the atmosphere even better. The husband & wife owners are very Italian & lovely; the atmosphere very friendly & family like with the staff sitting down to their lunch in the middle of the restaraunt during a quiet moment or two!! Food was delicious- best pasta so far in Rome. Will be back for lunch tomorrow.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Family Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

My wife & I adored this typical Italian restaurant with the checkered tablecloth, great inexpensive (€12) house wine, and delicious pizza with prochuto and spagheti with clams. Located near Via Veneto on Sistena which leads to the top of the Spanish Steps. The owner, his wife and son, as well as the waiters are very service orientated, and shake your hand on your way out. A great place for lunch or supper!

Visited March 2013
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