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“Skip This Place” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Pizzeria La Torre

Pizzeria La Torre
Via Natale del Grande 10, 00153 Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
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Ranked #6,968 of 8,547 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Trastevere
Dexter, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Skip This Place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Should have guessed when we arrived at 1930 and no one was seated. Waiter only spoke when we asked a question. Stale bread with no butter. We both had pasta dishes and both werebelow average, Mine was with a lobster carcass and tasted like spiced Ragu sauce. My wife, s came with unpeeled shrimp and a tasteless sauce. No offer of Parmisan and I finally had to ask for some. After asking for the bill, the waiter helped two other groups then disappeared. Finally had to ask another for the bill. Great start to my Rome vacation!!! Do Not waste money for below average food and terrible service.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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Rovereto, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“GOOD TRADITIONAL FOOD”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

As most of the "fraschette romane", this restaurant is very basic, the menu has a limited choice of typical local food, poor hygiene seems to be on the table and in the kitchen (we passed through the kitchen to reach the tables).
However bucatini amatriciana tasted good and were cooked as the local tradition teaches.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Saskatchewan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best risotto”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We ate there towards the end of October and the place wasnt overly busy at all but it was still pleasant enough to sit outside and enjoy your meal. I ordered the special of the day, which was shrimp risotto and a mixed fried seafood platter and it was delicious, possibly the best risotto I have had. My husband had the pasta and something else and declared it was delicious also. It turned out to be a great choice and would recommend it. We loved the Trasterevere area, and wouldnt consider staying anywhere else, as little resturants, shops, B and B's make it a great place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Delicious lunch while touring the neighborhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We came upon this restaurant after a morning of walking and ending up in the Trastevere neighborhood. Looking for a place to take a rest and grab lunch, we took the first restaurant that we happened upon. Our expectations were not high. It was a pleasant surprise, then, when our food turned out to be better than average: Nicely presented bruschetta with pomodoro, and risotto dishes with scampi and fish were flavorful and filling. Service was friendly. The streetside outdoor seating was cozy under an umbrella and walled with growing vines. A good midday pit stop on an outing in a Roman neighborhood that, if you're looking to get away from the crowds, is a good bet for fun exploration.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ithaca, New York
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“La Torre Has Truly Excellent Food & a Nice Atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We went to La Torre (in Trastevere, Rome) 8 or 9 times in May and June. We had everything from the antipasti buffet (especially liked the roasted peppers and the braised white beans) to their Rombo (it's like flounder) to their many meat dishes, including and especially their bresaola/ruchetta appetizer and their veal dishes (veal scallops with lemon sauce; veal scallops with funghi/ mushrooms). We also had the pizza that is cooked in a wood oven and has an exquisitely thin crust. Oh, and we loved the carciofi alla guidia--the famous Jewish style artichokes, which arrive crisp on the outside, the large leaves as crunchy as potato chips, and the interior tender and moist. Every meal we had was delicious and was nicely, thoughtfully served. The atmosphere inside the restaurant or out on the sidewalk was cheerful and pleasant. We liked sitting just inside the open doors and looking at people passing by. Even after broiling hot days in June, the interior, with its high ceilings and its fans, was perfectly comfortable. The restaurant is on a short street leading into Piazza San Cosimato and is about two blocks from Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. It's a neighborhood place, obviously popular with Italians who live nearby. It's a good place to take a family or to go as a couple. We also saw some single businessmen eating there. In June, about half the customers were Americans or Germans. The prices were good. The rombo and potatoes we had there were just as fresh and good as we ate at restaurants that were pricier. One reason I signed up for Tripadvisor, apart from wanting to ask some questions about an upcoming trip, is that I wanted to defend this very fine, well-priced neighbhorhood restaurant with its very good service and very good chef.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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