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Apuleius

#255 of 9,773 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Aventine
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Via del Tempio di Diana 15 | Aventine, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 5728 9229
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Today
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very small restaurant in a quiet neighborhood. It was not very busy when I was there. I ordered just a all’Amatriciana pasta without expecting too much, since it is not my favorite pasta (because of the bacon), but there were not many other options in the menu that would not include seafood. For my surprise, the pasta was delicious, mostly... More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In a quiet neighbourhood you find a treasure of a restaurant. Amazing food, great wine and brilliant service. The waiters can recommend the best options to you based on your tastes. I would recommend 100%

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1 Thank James B
New York City
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have passed this place for years and decided to eat there. A very limited menu, heavy on fish and elaborate descriptions. Three of us were there, and very little appealed to us. In the end we each ordered a pasta. I was served al dente (fine: it's Rome) past swimming in red sauce. It was drowning the pasta. Eventually, I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

I had booked a table for our anniversary on our trip to Rome, this was based on reviews seen. It was perfect from start to finish, very pleasant staff, delicious food! Complimentary prosecco and bread. Definitely fine dining/classic Italian feel to the restaurant which made it special for the occasion Great value for money €76 for 3 courses and 2... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went here for our anniversary meal. Food was great and service was good. Good value for money too. Would go again!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

No way to have anything else than real Italian food, sometimes it will look unusual and never seen before in touristic Italian restaurant, but it's Italian!

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2 Thank Serge d
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited here while staying at hotel san Anselmo. Staff are very welcoming and informative. The menu is in English and Italian. The restaurant itself is beautiful and spacious. The food was amazing, our bill for 2 starters, 2 mains, 2 desserts, a bottle of water and a bottle of wine was 100 euro; which is very reasonable for the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

4th time here, still the best food, service, and atmosphere you can for find. Each time try something different and have them choose the wine. You will not disappointed.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were surprised to find such a high-end restaurant on a residential street near our hotel (Villa San Pio). We found it by accident on the way back to our hotel. The staff were very friendly and the ones who didn't have much English were happy to confer with their colleagues. The menu was in both Italian and English. The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were a family of 7 and had a great dinner. The restaurant is close to the hotel Villa San Pio ( 5 mns walk) where we were staying. Excellent service, great food and delicious wines. We were 7 and our total bill was EUR 400, which is very decent considering the quality of what is available in this restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $65
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Tempio di Diana 15 | Aventine, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Aventine
  • Neighborhood: Aventine
  • Phone Number: +39 06 5728 9229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Aventine

Neighborhood Profile
Aventine
Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is Rome’s oasis. A neighborhood made up of a patchwork of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of surprises like the clever little keyhole at the Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find a line) along with Parco Savello (Giardino degli Aranci) next to the ancient Santa Sabina church. Keep your eyes on the 1960s architecture, several modern buildings are built atop Rome’s original 4th century BC wall.
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