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Ai Villini

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Via Marcantonio Colonna 48, 00192 Rome, Italy
+39 06 321 6766
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Tue 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arriving late in Rome our hotel recommended this trattoria, just round the corner from where we were staying. We are there three times in four days. The food was honest good Italian cooking, the service was attentive, fast and friendly, the wine was wonderful, the atmosphere welcoming and within two days we felt at home. A great example of good... More 

Thank Sinclair S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this trattoria from a recommendation in The Blue Guide to Rome. We were not disappointed. We had a delicious lunch, authentic cooking with the best spaghetti all'amatriciana we have ever tasted. The waitress was charming and helpful and allowed us to order in our poor Italian. The fish and meat dishes were excellent, the desserts were all homemade... More 

Thank Angela C
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

We came in to this place because was close to the hotel but that was the worst place we ate in Rome. Very rude staff, especially the old grumpy lady that only shrunk her shoulder when I complaint that my gnocchi was only very pieces. Save your money and go get a better service at McDonald's​. They should remember that... More 

Thank Alexmartins2001
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Really Roman food. Good service, food excellent. Would definitely recommend. Looks a bit basic inside but it is very clean and staff cannot do enough for you.

Thank Lisa G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I who are from America, but been integrating ourselves into the Italian culture for a month now, decided to come into this restaurant one night. It started with us being yelled at for coming in too early before they opened. We waited outside 10 minutes after they supposedly opened. We thought they were going to welcome us... More 

1 Thank Roxaneth E
Rome, Italy
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Excellent puntarelle to start plus petto alla fornara with roasted potatoes. The latter was dry but the bread was fresh. €20 each wirhout wine. Simple no frills trattoria. Pasta of my collaugues was greasy

Thank MaxBerardi
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3 reviews
Reviewed January 30, 2017

Ate dinner here with my daughter on 27 January. We were staying in a small local B&B and the owners had a list of recommended local restaurants in the rooms. It's a very local restaurant and the waitress spoke a little English, however they provided menus in English which was a great help. All the other diners were Italian but... More 

Thank Debra B
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Had a beautiful ravioli. Everyone else enjoy their meal. The waiter was a good lad to all in all a good experience.

Thank Tonycpfc1
New Limerick, Maine
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2016

Everything is good on this menu, but please let me know if you taste a better authentic Carbonara, roasted potatoes , zucchini, aubergine. As for the abbachio (sp) (lamb) you willl have to accept my bonafides here, my husband was enjoying the lamb so much- I just didn't want to interrupt his ectascy for a scientific sample -( purely for... More 

Thank molslols
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85 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Not geared for tourists, only locals were there the night I came in. Prompt service, food delivered quickly. Ordered the fried artichoke, ox tail and roasted potatoes. Excellent choice. Portions were good, prices average, a good choice for dinner.

Thank Franco C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Marcantonio Colonna 48, 00192 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Prati
  • Neighborhood: Prati
  • Phone Number: +39 06 321 6766

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Prati

Neighborhood Profile
Just steps away from the chaos of the center, Prati is the closest Rome gets to calm. Meticulously planned in a neat grid, quite unlike neighboring Borgo, Prati is a local favorite for its aesthetic organization and wide streets lined with a range of boutiques for every shopping fantasy. Nonnis pushing baby carriages and gossiping teens own every inch of the sidewalk, but that’s only during business hours. Once the sun sets, quirky sidestreet bars celebrate aperitivo hour, those evening cocktails that help wash away the tensions of Roman life.
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