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Ristorante Da Giovanni

$$ - $$$
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Via Antonio Salandra, 1A, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 485950
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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263 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this place as it was close to our hotel in via Settembre. You have to walk down into the restaurant. They have a couple of tables located very near one another. They display the dissert upfront. The ambience is average but the service is good. The elderly man in white coat is an amazing salesman. Their soup is... More 

Thank Dhiraj H
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my favourite restaurant on our trip. Not because the food was the best (although it was very good, homecooked type food). Not because the ambiance was the fanciest (it's very homey and friendly). It was the staff (I think they are the owners). They were so friendly and Italian and the place was so welcoming and warm. I... More 

Thank Douglas A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very pleasant dinning experience, attentive service, good value for money. For dinner, people start to come after 7:30. So as a tourist, if you arrive early, you may feel the place a bit empty.

1 Thank Jose Z
Sussex, New jersey
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209 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here on recommendations from RS travel guide. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Food was excellent and served quickly. The waiter was top notch and very helpful. Very pleasant and bright atmosphere. Was busy with locals which is a good sign.

1 Thank TheCards
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant near our hotel and wasn't too expensive either. This isn't the fanciest looking place but they serve great food and the service was good too. We really enjoyed our meals and loved that a litre of white wine was only €5!! Saved us quite a bit of money and had a lovely meal and as it is a... More 

Thank Suzanne C
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I only had a light dinner here: minestrone with rice and vegetables and a green salad with tomatoes. Both were delicious. The highlight was the service from the older gentleman who waited on me. A friendly man, he appeared to love his job and do it well. The setting is unremarkable but quiet, comfortable and relaxed. The only thing that... More 

Thank 88patrick
Montrose, Colorado
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I ate here on our first day from what we read in Rick S.s Book. The restaurant is very good but not what he described. It has a nice menu and the food was very good. The best part of this restaurant is that the manager speaks English and is very accommodating to guest. Even though they... More 

Thank Mark B
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I wanted to experience some good home style Italian food-just by chance we decided to go in for something to eat since our hotel Embassy was across the street. I was very happy with my choice-yes decor is authentic italian-family owned-father and son serving with wife in kitchen helping/supervising. Must have-vegetable soup-any pasta/lasagna dish, fish and beef best taste during... More 

1 Thank Kim-beach01
Oroville, California
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Giovanni's is the place to go for food in Rome. Giovanni was there and gave us a complimentary glass of Proscecco. The food was the best we had in Rome. There were 7 of us and we had plenty of room. The staff was friendly and service excellent.

1 Thank Barbara W
Irvine, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We ate here our last night in Rome at the recommendation of our hotel. It has been around since 1948 and is excellent. The service was great, food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable. My husband said it reminded him of his grandmother's kitchen--very homey. We had a great meal and enjoyed the staff and the ambience.

1 Thank Kathy 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
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Antonio Salandra, 1A, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Neighborhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 485950

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Neighborhood Profile
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and Via Veneto neighborhood earned its reputation as a posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and models while bored housewives hung out in streetside cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the cocktails, but the neighborhood is now home to five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to Villa Borghese, a beautiful park for sporting and cultural adventures. If you're looking for tranquility by night, this may be the place: Ludovisi and Veneto tend to shut down after 8pm.
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