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Babbo's

#463 of 9,694 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Esquilino
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Via Volturno 13, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 474 1322
Today
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Chiba
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found it accidently on arrival in Rome while looking for our hotel. Decided to return the next night. Food was great & reasonably priced. For dessert try their lemon sorbet. It's different from what you would usually expect!

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Thank melcheah
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing comfortable place for delicious italian pasta , the seafood pasta is really special and delicious

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giussano
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368 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mark is 3.5. We came here on the evening of Christmas eve. We knew the place would be busy but we weren't expecting it to be so packed. There were various groups both Romans and foreigners and it was quite noisy but that wasn't a huge problem for us. The service was very good at the beginning but things... More 

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Thank cosybabes
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Went here on our first evening. We were drawn in by a woman host who was very mother like and welcoming. With 2 young boys in tow we were seated. A nice and calm place with great delights. My partner had basil pasta and means my son went for Margherita pizza. We was not disappointed. Fresh tasting with fresh ingredients... More 

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Thank Dane B
São Pedro do Estoril, Lisboa, Portugal
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Great and not-so-common recipes. Some with origibnal and striking presentations and allways a nice, homey feel about them. Fine choice of wines and OK service; all this for a budget.

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Thank Luis R
Davistown, Australia
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Good food, good staff, nice comfy atmosphere.. not silver service glitzy but still very nice place to eat.. and the pizzas are fresh cooked to order unlike some places.. and several nice touches like a complimentary after dinner sweet treat and a lemoncella.. good coffee too.. highly recommended..

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Thank VK5AKE
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful surprise considering the current TripAdvisor rating. Food was excellent and so was the service. The place is also very nice and clean.

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Thank Dragos C
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

A friend and I headed out to a restaurant that ended up being closed - tired and starving, we asked our hotel staff for advice on nearby places with great food. This is where they sent us - and they did not disappoint. The house wine was delicious, and we both ordered a pizza and somehow devoured both. The atmosphere... More 

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Thank Laura O
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, and a lovely neighbourhood feel to the place. Delicious and varied menu for all tastes. Highly recommended, especially the bruschetta!

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Singapore, Singapore
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365 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

We came here for dinner in the first evening of our stays in Rome, because it is right opposite the hotel and served Pizza Napoletana. We ordered the Calzone Farcito, a folder pizza stuffered with ham, mozzarella and artichole. and a Ortolana topped with mixed vegetable. The pizza were quite lighthearted with a thin crispy crust even though the portion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Volturno 13, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighborhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 474 1322

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Staying in Esquilino

Neighborhood Profile
Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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