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“Great service and seafood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Povero Pesce

Povero Pesce
Lungomare Paolo Toscanelli 120, 00121 Lido di Ostia, Italy
+39 06 6421 1205
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Ranked #162 of 249 Restaurants in Lido di Ostia
Price range: $11 - $48
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great service and seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I had mussles to start and octopus for main course. Both tasted great and fresh. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. Even gave us tips on navigating Rome. Great guy.

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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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New York
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“excellent fish dishes, open all day, great service and location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We also stumbled on this restaurant at a time when most Italians aren't eating - about 5 p.m. We had scootered out to Ostia to see the park commemorating the location of Pier Paolo Pasolini's murder, and wanted a dinner - not just fritti - of seafood in Ostia. This restaurant in fact keeps its kitchen open between lunch and dinner times - highly unusual. We were the only ones there at the time. Our seafood pasta was perfectly cooked; the grilled fish was excellent. Yes, the menu is small - thankfully; and the portions are reasonable, not huge. The house wine is the restaurant's own label of Lazio wine - appropriately priced, imo. Excellent service. Just a perfect place for us at the time.

Visited June 2014
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Delicious food at the seaside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This small restaurant situated near the main entrance to the beach. It attracts attention by its simple but stylish and clear interior. And it's really for a reason. Inside you'll find delicious cuisine, friendly staff. House wine is good. Pasta - no words to describe, please try it)) Also here I've tasted the best tiramisu in my life.

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Bergen
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fresh, healthy, tasty, short-travelled food and very friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had heard that seafood was supposed to be good in Fiumicino and were out walking, looking for a restaurant. Then we simply stumbled upon Povero Pesce walking down the wrong street. It was early on a Thursday, and no-one else in the restaurant, however the friendly waiters made us feel most welcome. They explained the concept and printed pages in English (Google Translate does the trick!) for us to read. And during the meal, even played words in Norwegian from Google to help us understand what we would be eating.

We accepted to have a mixed starter composed by the chef and the chef's suggested main course. When the platter of anchovies, sardines and anchovies mixed with eggplant arrived, we thought we may have made a mistake (I don't normally eat anchovies, and my boyfriend had a 'spaghetti con sarde' incident in Bra last year), but it was very, very nice. The main course consisted of two mackerel fillets prepared with two very different flavours, one with a tomato-based sauce and one with a balsamic-based sauce, we think. It was excellent! Their tasty house wine went really well with the food, and the premises are clean and cosy.

This is a place where you to eat solid, healthy and tasty seafood, prepared with passion and principles. You are viewed as not just a customer, but also a guest that the host (waiter) is interested in learning from. And the Tiramisu is the BEST!

  • Visited October 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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Rome, Italy
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Very nice and ethic restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

The serve only "poor" fish (the restaurant name means "Poor fish") like mackerel, anchovies, sardines and other poor fish.
The idea is that they serve only km0 (0 miles) fresh fish cooked in some very nice way,
I can suggest their pasta that are every good.
The restaurant is little and informal, not so elegant but very conformable.
The price is very affordable.
Very suggested!

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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