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Trattoria Vecchia Roma

#36 of 761 Dessert in Rome
#251 of 10,133 Places to Eat in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Ferruccio, 12B/C, 00185 Rome, Italy
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't mind to eat with lots of people and noise around you, then I can recommend this place. The food is good and the prices low. The place feels very authentic. The menu has a lot to offer, even for vegetarians. But it is not the place for a romantic, tranquil dinner since it is very noisy and... More 

Thank Linda O
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at about 7:30 and while crowded we were seated immediately. The waiter was really nice and friendly. Two delicious large pizzas, a large salad. Bottled water and 1/2 L wine for about 43 euros - about half of what we typically have been paying for dinner. The atmosphere was very lively but not so loud as to prevent... More 

Thank James D
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When i arrived to the hotel, we asked to the recepcion a nice place to eat a traditional italian food. And we arrived here. In 5 days holidays in rome we been 3 times stange in me because I like to try new places. We try a lot of things, pasta, pizza, antipasto. I special recomend the pasta finish inside... More 

Thank Roger C
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wow!! I've heard about flambé pasta but did not expect it to taste AS GREAT as it did here! Amatriciana flambé was delicious, everyone was mmm'ing at every bite (including our vegetarian who had the veggie version). The staff were so awesome, helpful and entertaining. We didn't have a booking but they provided a table and set out the expectation... More 

Thank Tabetha A
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This places buzzes from the moment it opens. We’d read TripAdvisor reviews saying that booking was advisable, so we looked in one evening and reserved a table for right on opening time the following night. Turned up maybe ten minutes late, and the Trattoria was already buzzing, with staff dashing here and there, and happy customers already well into the... More 

Thank Byablu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best food! The bruschetta was excellent, the potato and rice crochettes were amazing! You need to go there and it's also reasonably priced.

Thank Parisa M
Heemskerk, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It makes me really happy just to remember how good the food was. Not just that... they make you feel like you belong there! Yes... Vecchia Roma was my favorite place in Rome. The food is real Italian food... I can tell cos my granny is Italian and the food was like the one granny makes... maybe even better... but... More 

Thank Margarethe T
Dawson City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super nice service and lovely food. Lots of tourists so no way to know how authentic the cuisine is to Rome, but our tastebuds didn't complain. The house ammatriciana was a great deal and oh so smokey and tasty.

Thank tanyajane-dodge
Auburn, Alabama
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited while staying at hotel Napoleon. Food was very good and priced reasonably. House wine both red and white were just so so. It was convenient to hotel and food was definitely worth stopping in!

Thank wildwonderfultoger
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here knowing not much about it and had an amazing surprise. The service is a little slow but its because the place is always packed. I suggest the house special: allamatriciana flambe. You cant go wrong with this one. I loved it so much that i had to go back for the same plate. The restaurant has great prices.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ferruccio, 12B/C, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighborhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: 064467143

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Staying in Esquilino

Neighborhood Profile
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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