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Caffe Strega

Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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114 Via Vittorio Veneto, Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We booked a table for our first night in Rome, and we couldn't have asked for a better start to our holiday. Fantastic service, everyone was so attentive and friendly, the wine that was recommended was lovely, and the food was very good. Highly recommended.

2 Thank Russell S
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went here for lunch one day and dinner the following night. Everything we ordered was fresh, delicious, and served with personality by our waiter Mee Mo. He made the whole experience even better because of his great personality and attentiveness. The pasta was to die for and the minestrone soup was absolutely yummy to say the least. We picked... More 

1 Thank vik323
Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had lunch here. The food was average, but the servant we had was very nice and serviceminded. He made the foodexperience nice.

Thank ElsaAnnika
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2014

Despite all the negative reviews our experience was very positive, so much so that we came again the next night. We had the Veal Scaloppini, Veal Saltimbocca, Spinach Ravioli and Lamb Chops, all were excellent. Our waiter was personable, halting English, and attentive. I thought the prices were reasonable, 52 Euros ($65) with Wine, Water and Coperto (cover charge). Actually,... More 

Thank wctrvlr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2014

Busy covered street cafe, but well managed and although busy while we were there no-one had to wait long for a table. Food was perfectly ok, not too expensive, waiters cheerful and efficient, would certainly go again

Thank horse54101
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2014

Made the mistake of stopping by Cafe Strega for an evening meal. As in most Rome venues that have outdoor seating and display a menu, once you stop to look you will be pestered to come dine. Avoid this place. We placed our order. A couple who sat two tables away and arrived about 10 minutes after us were then... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2014

The waiter was excellent at bringing the people into the restaurant but once you were in the restaurant we were not given any attention. We had to wait for our order to be taken while the waiter answered a phone call and twice he left our table while we were ordering to talk to people walking by on the street.... More 

Thank Julie O
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2014

We wanted our visit to Rome to end with a nice meal on the famous via Veneto. Wasn't to be! We were snatched off the street by a bumbling waiter, our fault totally but willing to give it a try. What a mess. Firstly we were given the wrong meal, twice with the waiter saying it must be ours. Then... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We have been in italy for three weeks and on the whole it has been amazing. Unfortunately we encountered the worst dining experience not only in italy but we have ever experienced anywhere. we ordered two beef fillets with pepper sauce which we were told will arrive on the side and instead received sliced sirloin steak with balsamic sauce !... More 

Thank Rym55
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've had better meals at other locations but what made Strega nice was Nino` Great personality and very pleasant demeanor that made up for the lackluster meal. Ate there 3 times and nothing ever blew my socks off but at least when Nino was working we enjoyed his company and banter. A bit over priced for what you get.

Thank Lee E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Via Vittorio Veneto, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Neighborhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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