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Trattoria Vecchia Roma

Via Ferruccio, 12B/C, 00185 Rome, Italy
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“flambe” (58 reviews)
“bucatini” (39 reviews)
“pasta” (219 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Ferruccio, 12B/C, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Buccatinni alla ametriciana flembé This is the best pasta i ever had . Amazing . 🔝 quality . Superb staff

Thank Andrej M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even shortly after opening already busy. Better Reserve a Table to be Sure. Nice Variety of dishes. Specialty is the pasta prepared inside a parmeggiano or pecorino Cheese. Also can recommend the Pasta with chicory and Zucchini Flower. Carbonara also very tasty. Prices are fair...More

2  Thank Niklas Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now when I walked past I was not enamoured by the exterior, in fact I said to my other half ‘let’s keep looking’, but she encouraged me to go in. Thankfully so! This is a real find. We were recommended this place so went out...More

Thank JoeRowton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. Went early and was seated without reservation. Pasta flambé and house red was excellent. Service was decent too, even though they were very busy on a Thursday night. Definitely recommended.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel owner Mattio at Relais Dante along the road. Filled up quickly at lunch, food was traditional and fabulous, great portion sizes, quality and prices plus wonderful service.

Thank jaynepitchford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a great place where to taste local roman food. Very interesting place underground and no need to book from Monday to Friday. Saturday unluckily we had to wait for a while to have a seat.

Thank DeDeVito
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to reserve a table several times in advance, but due to the restaurant’s policy of not being inclined to answer the phone, were unable to do so. Based on the advice on here, we turned up anyway willing to wait in line for...More

Thank James O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Prompted by good time reviews, I came here for dinner. Even at 7.15 pm on a Wednesday, the restaurant was very crowded - more with tourists (readers of Trip Advisor?) than locals. Food was OK, but nothing special. Service was painfully slow. Overall, left feeling...More

Thank PDS2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered pasta and it was absolutely fantastic. Very simple and rich food. Try to book it as waiting line gets a little crazy. And don't be discouraged by time for the order to arrive to your table it's totally worth it.

Thank Иван К
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

SO, SO, SO glad we booked a table here. This place is super popular with locals, and the food is FANTASTIC! We had an aperitivo (Aperol Spritz) and it was the cheapest aperitivo we had in our 5 nights in Rome. We both had the...More

Thank Theo N
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
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June 1, 2018|
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Response from nikowa69 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt that. I just assume that they don’t pick up the phone. I was only there once and didn’t make a reservation. Just go there and check. The wait won’t be long
Калоян П
May 11, 2018|
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Response from Grigore C | Reviewed this property |
Try and go a day earlier and reserve face to face. In the weekeend is absolutly full. We tried to book a table and it was all booked from wednesday.
August 14, 2017|
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Response from עומר ל | Reviewed this property |
The best is to go there one day before or earlier the same day you'd like to reserve, and ask them to reserve a table for you. Quite annoying that they don't pick up the phone but worth it for the food ;)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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
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