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“No good coffee, worse service” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Canova

Canova
Piazza Del Popolo, 16-17, 00187 Rome, Italy (Campo Marzio)
+39 06 3612231
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Ranked #4,717 of 8,759 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
Description: Canova - The salon of Piazza del Popolo - Restaurant, cafe, bar, happy hour - everything in the square, sitting at the tables of a comfortable and exclusive 'salon'. Here every occasion for refreshment during the day is a unique occasion, because you are surrounded by some of the most impressive works of art in Rome, and because you are immersed in a truly magical atmosphere. Coming to Canova means experiencing the 'piazza' as if it belonged to you.
Santorini, Greece
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“No good coffee, worse service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The old gentleman that seems to be the boss there, from the moment we sat was above our heads, asking us every second what we wanted to order. The served brought the cappuccino but at both of them, the half coffee was on the cup plate. We aske for the bill but we had to wait for 20 minutes (by the clock) to have it. We paid 11 Euro for 2 cappuccino and then waited for 15 more minutes for the change.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great for dessert and people watching!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful gelato and great place to people watch at the Piazza del Popolo. Cappuccino is excellent and the chocolate/nocciola gelato soooo rich! We had a table outside overlooking the square - heated lamps as we went in January. Close proximity to Via Condotti shopping.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New England
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177 reviews 177 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Almost as good as last year”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We were seated in the back row of the outside dining area which was nice with the space heaters. Unfortunately, we had a troublesome lot of adorable small birds. I will say that most of the birds won!

To start off our lunch we ordered a prosecco, a beer, and the Salami with Foccaccia. The starter was full of different salami and the foccaccia was thin but warm.

For entrees I ordered the Stracciatella Soup and my husband ordered the Canova Risotto (with Black Truffles). My soup was good although it was better last year the eggs were more like scrabbled eggs in soup rather than streams of egg as it should be. Greg's Risotto was perfect; savory, cheesy, and not too firm.

Even though it is a touristy restaurant we still highly recommend!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent location .Very friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Located near the Spanish steps and Piazza del Populo.
very clean.they bring your breakfast to the room.
Spacious rooms,modern bathroom.
Excellent location.
very friendly managment

Visited October 2012
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Whistler, Canada
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266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
“Perfect for People-Watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

It's true that service is perfunctory and the food not especially good (though adequate). But people who complain about poor food and poor service are not getting the point. Canova is the perfect place for a snack or drink throughout the day, watching crowds pass by, including Beautiful People from nearby high-end shops and hotels. Pony up the 10 euro for a cocktail, sit back, and enjoy the ambience.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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