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“Good but make a reservation” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Fata Ignorante

La Fata Ignorante
Via Giuseppe Giulietti 5/5a/7, Rome, Italy
0694366835
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Ranked #43 of 8,759 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good but make a reservation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My wife and I had a nice dinner here and while we did not get what we were expecting, it worked out for us. First, make a reservation. This restaurant is a destination restaurant as there did not appear to be many other options nearby (might have been because we were focused on finding it). When we got there we were told there were no tables available inside, but Gianluca did get us set up outside. Sitting outside is okay, but it's not like sitting out in Trastevere where there is a lot going on. The inside was very nicely decorated as the pictures indicate and the staff was very helpful. The food was pretty good, but the ambiance of sitting outside put a damper on things.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Rehovot, HaMerkaz, Israel
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“A nice surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We choosed the restaurant based on a trip advisor review and we were not disapointed.
The zone in Rome where the restaurant is located is not very pitoresque,but the restaurant in side is very nice decorated,new and clean.
The food was excelent, and also the wine.
We received a lot of details about the menu from the owner who was very nice and friendly.
The service was very good and the prices much lower than in other restaurants in central Rome that are serving avrerage touristic food.
We had a pleaeant evening and a really good meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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oxford
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Firstly, you probably need a reservation for this place. Outside the main tourist areas, about 5 mins from Pyramide metro station. A lot of locals were eating here and I always consider this a good sign. They provided an English menu and one of the managers happily came over to our table to give us an explanation of all the dishes on offer. Once we had ordered he came back to offer us advice on the wines to choose with our order. I'm pleased to add that these were not just the wines from the most expensive end of the wine menu!
The food was all very good, the waiters were attentive without being intrusive and the atmosphere was lively. An excellent evening and well worth trying if staying at this southern part of the city centre.

  • Visited September 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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Fishers, Indiana
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“Don't go without a reservation.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Tried making a reservation by email but never got a response so we decided to drop in to see if we could get a table. We were told they were fully booked for inside (the inside is very small) but could accommodate us with an outside table. Although the ambience was not great we decided to stay. Staff was helpful and appetizers were good (eggplant parm and caprese with a twist) but mains were just so so. With all of the great options in Rome not sure if I would eat here again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“The waiter moved his car so my daughter could park outside.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

On our arrival in separate cars my daughter was unable to find a parking space, a waiter, who had parked outside, moved his car, enabling us to squeeze another car in. That's what I call service.
The service inside was pretty good too. Detailed explanations of every dish and an excellent wine reccommendation. We particularly liked the ricotta, pecorino and honey tart, the vegetables were also very good. Price: much lower than we expected

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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