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#634 of 2,106 Lazio in Rome
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$16 - $69
Italian, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This welcoming classy eatery has the best dessert ever: cheesecake. No, not just cheesecake… a creamy single serving baked perfectly topped with a strawberry glaze and caramelized almond brittle. Go there just for that. And if you insist on a meal as well, there are...no bad choices. I opted for a pasta dish which was fresh and delicious. And last but not least, you can “park your dog” there.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed February 1, 2022 via mobile

This was hands down the best meal I had in Rome. Had the Carciofo and the the Wild Boar which was stunning. Had 2 bottles of the Amarone (Saltari) which at 49 Euros is a steal. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 11, 2022

In the heart of the testaccio district, this restaurant is an appendix of the homonymous famous Volpetti delicatessen. Roman cuisine with dishes based on ancient recipes revisited with taste and originality. We started with "Tagliere di salumi" really excellent. Very good also the "fiori di...zucca" with salted cod, peppers and 'nduja. At this point, even if we were quite full we decided to taste lamb scamone with artichokes on the plate, crumble of herbs and cream of pecorino sardo. To end a quite good creme brulee. very good wine list, sought ecclettica and with honest prices.ery good wine list, sought ecclettica and with honest prices. Friendly staff.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed November 14, 2021

We had high expectations from this place as I'd read really good reviews, but unfortunately the main course food didn't match our expectations. Very limited vegetarian options. Dessert was lovely. Slow service even though the restaurant wasn't so busy the night we were there.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed September 29, 2020 via mobile

A very nice place attached to the famous Volpetti shop. Excellent menues and a wide range of italien wines. Very nice staff and a cosy place. Is it cheap, no, but don,t expect cheap food on this level. For us, it was worth every euro...we spent.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020

On a recent very short trip to Rome, we ate at this wonderful place in in Testaccio three times rather than venture any further! Everything we tried -- carciofo gratinato, burrata with broccoletti and crostino, tagliolini with shrimp artichoke and bottarga, Pennoni with duck ragout...and orange, cinghiale stracotto and so on, followed by Chianti-frosted pear with custard and modica chocolate -- all just satisfying in every way and accompanied by excellent wine suggestions from knowledgeable and professional staff! And if that weren't enough, we were there just in time for the grand reopening of the grocery store, which will thrill the neighborhood. When travel becomes possible again, we will definitely return!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 10, 2020

The Volpetti grocery shop has a long tradition in their outstanding quality of the products. This restaurant opened near the shop has together the quality/variety of the products and the delicious producing of the dishes. The menu is not very long and all the proposals...are excellent. We were many at the table and tried several dishes, all very good (including the desserts). The list of wines is incredible with the best you can find in Italy. Prices are reasonable.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed September 16, 2019 via mobile

If you are in testaccio this it a place where you can eat gourmet food at a time where the majority of restaurants are closed for lunch. I had a polpo and half a pasta ( carbonara) ; all very tasty! It is a rennovated...infrastructure. Wine was also extremely good (of the house) you could pick from very nice choices and not like in the majority of places. The only point I have is the price which is above average.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

Arrived early, no reservation, no problem..as long as we were finished in two hours..we were hungry, place looked amazing..we were in. Starter of meats and cheeses was fantastic, each one explained from Bergamo to Sardinia. Seconds of lovely pasta and a desert of tiramisu and...a mousse of ricotta with strawberries and a chocolate twill biscuit. Espresso finished it all off... great meal.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 2, 2019

Love this place. Beautiful, elegant interiors with the heart and soul that usually can only be found at a casual trattoria or osteria. Taverna Volpetti has managed to be the best of both worlds. A long-standing, highly respected local establishment in Testaccio, from the food...to the staff - everything here is top-notch. The wines by the glass and the tagliere of cheese and salami from their adjacent shop changes frequently and is always absolutely delicious. They offer the traditional Roman pastas (sometimes with a creative twist) as well as other dishes you won't find on the typical tourist menus. I am lucky to live closeby and come here frequently but each time I dine here I try to order something new. And am always amazed at the quality and hospitality of this establishment which never changes despite it's popularity among locals and tourists. I highly recommend this spot to anyone visiting Rome.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

I wanted to like this restaurant, as it came recommended in one of my favorite guides. The restaurant itself is a nice space, with a modern and airy feel. The wait staff were also very attentive and spoke great English. Unfortunately the food, which was...brought out at lightning speed, was at best so-so. The pasta was passable but not exceptional, the potatoes were undercooked and the chicory greens were frankly terrible (already bitter, made more so by the added lemon). Maybe I caught these guys on a bad night, and in any event given the Volpetti backing, great space and service staff, they surely have the ability to raise their game.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

After arriving Rome and our hotel in the early afternoon we searched for a restaurant nearby and selected the Volpetti. We were not diasappointed 😀. The food was very delicious and arranged very nicely so pleasing for the eyes. We tried meals with fish and...noodles. Also the stuff was very friendly and behaved with discretions.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

Great local place. Service is friendly and efficient. All waiters speak English very well. Excellent wine selection, some good beers and the food is very good (octopus, and linguini morello). Very reasonably priced. What more do you want. Off the beaten path.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 22, 2019

Taverna Volpetti is around the corner behind the big Volpetti salumeria. We ate a late lunch here after a morning of walking through the Centro Storico and Palatine Hill down to Testaccio, so by lunchtime we were ready to sit down for a while and...enjoy a hearty meal. I had veal brisket—two big slices!—with salt-baked potatoes. Husband had the carcioffi salad followed by parrechi in a seafood tomato sauce—big fat tubes of pasta with squid and mussels. Very tasty. The menu features a lot of Italian dishes and classic preparations. The room was very pleasant, with photographs of the Volpetti building from years gone by. Although we were pretty much the last party seated for lunch, and the last party to finish, we did not feel rushed by the waitstaff.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 28, 2019

The order was fumbled, and courses came out backwards and delayed. I was left with my first dish while my sister was all finished. But I'd eaten my second dish already. Another waiter was quick to fix our waitress's error -- in fact we never...saw her again, except at other tables -- and it was fine by the end. The food was delicious, the portions reasonable...and Tortellini En Brodo is so hard to find done well this south of Florence, but they did it!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Taverna Volpetti is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5