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Merulana Cafe

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Via Merulana 138, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 700 4221
6:30 am - 5:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 5:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was lovely. Great food, great staff, great prices. Ate here twice on a 4 day vacation and can't say better. The pasta was tasty and authentic, the coffee and wine were beautiful, and even though they didn't speak great English the staff tried and did well. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Andrew T
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neighborhood atmosphere and friendly. There were several local people eating their casual dinners there and we listened to a table of six Irish priests drink their Guinness after no doubt visiting St. John Lateran. No tourists. The next night, after nearly five weeks in Italy, we decided to have our first non-pasta, non-pizza casual dinner out and really enjoyed the... More 

Thank Rachel P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this little gem after having spent the first couple of days eating pizza and pasta, which was definitely enjoyable but we had a yearning for something different and we weren't disappointed. It is located near St John Laterans, quite close to our accommodation unlike a lot of places in Rome it is also great to go into for... More 

Thank Amanda Q
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Ran across this gem on our way to St John Lateran. The food is very good and got to top it off with a good pint of Guinness!

Thank WGBerry
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

After a 7 days visit to Rome we needed a meal just before leaving to the airport. Food was very good and service quick and with a smile. If I would live in Rome I would go there for a meal or quick snack. Interior and toilets are nice and clean

Thank RedPAT46007
Brisbane, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We had lunch here today for all under $40.00, great value burgers for $10.00 each and a wide range of drinks to choose from.

Thank Robert K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

It is an ok place to rest if you must, but otherwise the food was ok and a bit overpriced for what it was. The service was friendly though.

Thank Elif Ü
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Very good food and very friendly and helpful staff would use again very reasonable prices and excellent service

Thank Sharron L
bromsgrove, uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Came here on a recommendation from our uber driver. Just what we needed in our last night, traditional Italian pub food that didn't break the bank!

Thank jkwilson84
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We were there we were there two times during our visit in Rome last June. Pretty nice variety of vegetarian options aswell. Pasta was really good and wine they served us was delicious. Staff was really friendly aswell. Not the cheapest place to eat but worth the money :)

Thank Emma L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $27
Italian, Cafe, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 5:00 am
6:30 am - 5:00 am
6:30 am - 5:00 am
6:30 am - 5:00 am
6:30 am - 5:00 am
6:30 am - 5:00 am
6:30 am - 5:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Merulana 138, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighborhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 700 4221
Always Open,Day and night

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Monti

Neighborhood Profile
Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighborhood just west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season, quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its cobblestone streets. The neighborhood supports unique and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.
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