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$18 - $71
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Italian, Deli
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0.2 miles from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

If you are a vegetarian and many options confuse you, then this is great. Overall though the quality of the food was really good, so I do recommend it!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

We have been here several times before, but the chef must have changed and so has the menu. Whereas the pasta used to be really excellent, it now is just average. We were quite disappointed. We, the kids and me, had really been looking forward...to go there. On top of it, the waitress treated as naive tourists, not knowing our Italian nor their dishes. :-( However, the wine selection seems to be as extensive as before. We won’t come back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

Like many we went to this restaurant because of the reviews.  Unfortunately it failed to meet our expectations in more than one aspect.  When we arrived the restaurant was perhaps one fifth full, if that, so we were promptly seated.  We ordered our meals and...wine.  We got our wine shortly and dinner arrived about 30 minutes later.  My wife ordered the Chilean Sea Bass, I ordered the grilled Lamb Chops along with a pasta dish we shared. The first thing my wife noticed was the pin bones had been left the in filet which she continually had to spit out.  I asked the waiter if it was normal practice to not debone the fish.  He said as the fish is previously frozen the bones are not removed before serving???  Unless this is a European thing it has always been my understanding whole fish is served with bones in but filets are served boneless.  Not sure what freezing has to do with bone removal prior to cooking.  The lamb chops were dry and overcooked with no noticeable seasoning.  The "sauce" provided appeared to be Kraft BBQ sauce from a bottle.  Not sure how that is complementary to lamb. When I fist asked the waiter about.the bones, I had to get his attention to come over as he had not checked on us for over 20mins after he served our meals. Then 40 mins later he had still not returned to remove our piled up and empty dishes so we asked another waitress to do so which she did. .Essentially he did nothing after our meal was served, not checking with us even once. He was often chatting with other staff during this time and/or just standing around in a restaurant that had gotten much busier.  We saw other tables also having to get his attention for something after they had waited far too long as well.  The Sea Bass had great flavour, the bones ruined it.  The Lamb was dry and disappointing.  The pasta was average at best.  We've  had so much better in Rome even at small sidewalk cafes.  I would just expect better from a Ristorante that purports to be a bit higher end .   I am usually a generous tipper and in this case I should have left none but I did leave a smaller one in the hope the waiter would understand what reasonable service is.  Hard to justify tipping when there was essentially no service and food was poor. Perhaps this was an anomaly but we can only rate what we experienced.  We will not be returning any time soon, likely ever. Note: I had nearly finished this last night but quite.  Another tidbit: My wife and I were both up most of last night going to the bathroom and throwing up.  Not sure what the exact cause was but we both shared the fish and pasta. A very disappointing last day in Rome to say the least. I truly hope this is an exception for this restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

One of the best gourmet experiences in Rome! All of the dishes were wonderful, fillet being the main dish was one of the best I’ve ever had (and prepared exactly as medium and medium well). The restaurant also has a small storefront with local cheese...and salami, so you can also buy tasty souvenirs. In total, highly recommended spot!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2019 via mobile

This was recommended by a Priest and two Deacons that we met on the street. Best meal we had in Rome!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2019

I had previously visited and written a review on their other location (no longer there) near the Vatican on Bio Porgio as I loved it. They have since changed that location from a full-serve restaurant to a sandwich shop. This is their main location and...it is the lower level of Palazzo Traverna. The food and service is exceptional and I could not more highly recommend this restaurant. Food was wide ranging with lots to choose from and the taste of everything was exceptional. I've been to a lot of great restaurants in Rome and rate this one up there with the best, as it is!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

Hands down the best restaurant we are at during our time in Rome. My husband is still raving about the prawn risotto and I had amazing clam spaghetti. Definitely go there.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

The food is excellent and the ambience very nice too, typical Italian restaurant. Quiet and elegant atmosphere, very pleasant.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

We had lunch here and it was great! Surprisingly it wasn’t very crowded so it was a nice calm atmosphere and good service. We tried their pasta carbonara and pasta amatriciana and both were great! It feels like real Italian made pasta. The price for...the food was good if you think of what you get and the amount, both me and my boyfriend were full afterwards.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner. Three courses with local wines and cuisine. Staff were outstanding. The desserts were stunning.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Ristochicco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5