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“Great atmosphere, tasty food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Da Francesco

Da Francesco
Piazza del Fico, 29, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 2413229
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Ranked #1,263 of 8,708 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $1 - $43
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
England
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20 restaurant reviews
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“Great atmosphere, tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We were wandering around Rome in late January wondering where everyone was, peering into empty restaurant after empty restaurant. Turns out they were all at Da Francesco - it was packed and had a great, warm, relaxed atmosphere. Most of the people in the restaurant seemed to be Italian - always a good sign. We had a generous mixed antipasto dish followed by roast leg of lamb and rosemary potatoes with broccoli. Very tasty and reasonably priced given the location (starter, main + side dish, mineral water and cover about 25 euro per person). Service was also efficient considering there wasn't a spare seat in the place!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boonah, Australia
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41 restaurant reviews
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“No Salt Cod but still great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We had a mission to find this Trattoria. It had been recommended in Australia Gourmet Traveler by Australian chef "Goddess" Christine Manfield. Her recommendation was the Fillet of Salt Cod. We started out from Piazza Navona to track down our lunch. Piazza del Fico a tiny piazza "just behind Piazza Navona" not quite the case, without a map it would be impossible. We arrived with out a booking, which was not a problem as we were early & it seemed a quiet lunch service, although it started to fill later. What a disappointment to be told that the salted cod was now only served on Fridays. Not to worry the pizza was great, & we both ordered pasta with shellfish, a generous serve, with loads of lobster, a true delight,well palanced tomato sauce. Service was efficient & helpful for non Italian speaking Australians. Good choice Christine pity about the cod. As we were not in Rome on a Friday we cannot comment on Christine's choice

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Roma
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“Wow wot a lovely discovery. Truly a super suprise......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I was in the area of Piazza Navona recently and I expected to find only "posh" places to eat. Instead I stumbled into this place. The first problem was that it was always fully booked, they have only 40 seats. When instead we booked for the following day we got a table at 7pm!!!! But I decided to try and the experience was great. Genuine Roman food, top quality, at very very reasonable prices too with great friendly service. One of the waiters spoke good English with some French and Spanish thrown in. The house wine was excellent, atmosphere super friendly and the bill was amazingly reasonable too. Perfect!!!!

  • Visited January 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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good, not the best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Even though everything we ordered was good, it was a little bit less than we expected after all the great reviews here

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Madrid, Spain
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“Great italian pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

We were there to have dinner at eleven o'clock and we have no problems to eat. The waiter was very kind with us. We ate pizzas and they were delicious. The place is close to Piazza Navona.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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