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Ristorante Roma Sparita

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#1,112 of 10,528 Restaurants in Rome
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PRICE RANGE
$20 - $41
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed May 10, 2022

When we arrived for our 9pm booking the waiter/manager? was very dismissive and said there was no table for us inside and we should wait. We left as the atmosphere looked rather overlit and antiseptic.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022 via mobile

My family enjoyed the food and the restaurant but it just wasnt my vibe. It was a very "unRoman" experience. The restaurant was lovely, the service was good but it felt like I was in a Times Square tourist factory restaurant. Restaurant was completely empty...(as it just opened at 730)but we were seated next to kitchen. Okay?? Menu was entirely in English..almost INSULTING. Food offerings were very basic. No specials. Just getting people in and getting them out. Nothing interesting on the menu, very, very dull. EVERYONE in the restaurant was American....also very dull. They charge for water and bread. To me, everything was okay. Definitely the most unexciting culinary experience of our trip. Good, but too touristy and boring for my taste. Wouldnt go back OR recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022

An amazing restaurant! Easily the best Italian pasta I’ve had in Italy! You need to come here if you are in Rome!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2022

Poor service, unfriendly, food was average. Not worth the hype. Go somewhere authentic. Would bot recommend

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 1, 2022 via mobile

I literally can't believe people people write bad reviews about this restaurant. The waiter was the nicest, most attentive person. The food was so good , we ordered seconds. Best restaurant I've ever been to and I've been around,trust me. If you don't like the...food here then you're clearly deranged and should just stay home with your box mac n cheese. If I could give 100 starts I would . CiaoMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 16, 2022

Absolutely no. We were chuck out of this place because we wanted to order only cafe and dessert, although there was no information that this place doesn't provide this kind of service. It was first time in my life when somebody treated me like that......And there was only 4 tables occupied for over a dozen of them... The owner - like a nightmare. He clapped (!) at me, because I throw a piece of paper to the garbage can outside the restaurant (I suppose i t was restaurant's can but it wasn't signed so how could I know it???) We were planned to come back here for dinner but now there is no such option. I rather die of hunger :)More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed September 15, 2021 via mobile

My wife and I ate at this restaurant in 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed it so much that we saved going to the restaurant our last evening in Rome. The restaurant opens at 7:30 PM, so we enjoyed the sights of Rome during the day and...made our way to the restaurant 10 minutes prior to opening hoping to get a table. The restaurant was completely empty and 4-5 employees were sitting together at tables outside. I made my way to their table and explained that I knew they wouldn’t be opening for 10 minutes, but hoping to make a reservation. One of the employees abruptly blurted to me 7:30. I again, politely said that I knew they didn’t open until 7:30, but just wanted to confirm if we could make a reservation. Again, he rudely blurted 7:30, stood up and left. It’s quite obvious the worker was not an owner of the restaurant and could care less if we ate at the restaurant, so we chose to leave and found another restaurant to enjoy our last meal in Rome!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 31, 2021

I went here because it was Anthony Bourdain's favorite restaurant, serving his favorite dish. Tagliolini Cacio e Pepe. Now I understand why he loved this place and dish so much. just 3 ingredients, Pecorino Romano Cheese, Black Pepper, and the noodles. with simplicity comes greatness!....they also grill some of the cheese and turn it into a bowl to serve it in. Fantastico!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 9, 2021

I've lived in Italy for over 30 years and know when I'm eating quality food. I was in Rome yesterday and on a friend's recommendation I went to this place for lunch. I ordered their famous Cacio e pepe, which arrived in 5 minutes and...was likely prepared before. It was ok but I've had better before. The carciofo alla guidia was over-fried and not good. The waiter also had a bit of attitude. Will not go back!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed November 5, 2020

Beloved Son & I visited in November of that year. Over-run by tourists---not travelers. Surly and not service-minded staff. We walked 3 blocks away and had a fantastic experience. And no. I'm not giving the name bc I don't want wnat happened at Sparita to...happen to them. Find it on your own.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

Superb terrace in the heart of Trastevere. We were there for lunch. The food was delicious and the service was great. Of course we had the Cacio e Pepe and it didn’t disappoint. Highly recommend, make sure you book.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 2, 2020 via mobile

Cacio e pepe was great, not superior but great. The pizza was way to wet unfortunately but great taste. Nice atmosphere, good service. Value for money was okay.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 20, 2020

We visited this fabulous place a total of 3 times and each time the food and experience was amazing. We first came on our 2nd afternoon to Rome and tried their Cacio e Pepe which is by far the best we’ve had in our whole...trip. The setting is perfect both inside and outside it’s off the beaten track and the staff are also super attentive and honest! They’ll guide you on what to order and which dishes work together. In particular I’ll fave waiter (they are all excellent) was Andrea who made each visit when we saw him. Thank you and we will be back next time!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 11, 2020 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner in this restaurant after the recommendation of relatives who visited Roma previously. The restaurant is located in the Trastevere district, and has a nice terrace and a warm interior. We had to eat inside as the terrace was full and...we did not make an appointment. I highly reccommend their "star dish", the spaghetti al calcio e pepe, which is delicious. The pizza was also very good (as almost everywhere in Italy), and the dessert were nice too. The bartender was a lovely old man with a nice sense of humour, who made our dinner even better. Good prices overall. I would reccommend it.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 11, 2020 via mobile

Just left here after a superb lunch. My bf has “Supplí al telefono” & “Courgette blossom” which he really enjoyed. I tried their famous “Cacio e Pepe”, it was to die for. Desserts were amazing too. The waiter was really professional and explained me few...things about the restaurant and its history. He also offered us a treat which we really appreciated.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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tessielou
October 14, 2019|
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Response from Ginnie C | Reviewed this property |
Traditionally, Americans dress far too casually, especially for a city like Rome. Italian casual and American casual are not the same.
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brynn b
January 1, 2017|
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Response from alanxfox | Reviewed this property |
English menu yes; it gets a lot of tourists. Gluten free: I have no idea but I do remember that the menu extended well beyond caccio e Pepe
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September 28, 2016|
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Response from Gary J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I don't remember. Personally, I liked da Enzo down the street. No reservations there, you have to get there when they open and put your name on a list. I felt like Roma Sparita was touristy. They got a lot of... More
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Ristorante Roma Sparita is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4