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Il Pentagrappolo

#1,645 of 9,278 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Via Celimontana 21B, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 709 6301
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little spot just a few short blocks from bad tourist food. Get there a little early in the evening (7ish) and you can get a table and enjoy a spritz and their beautiful aperitivo plate. Prices reasonable and service prompt. Great selection of various dishes that aren't your typical trattoria fare. At times you want something different.

Thank Brichford
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The food in this restaurant is outstanding. It is worth going a few streets away to see where the locals eat! Very authentic Italian cuisine. You will not find pasta and pizza on the menu but you will get the best service.

Thank blandin1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

It seems to serve mostly locals, and the quality is good - in this area it's easy to find plenty of tourist traps but this one certainly is not one of them. We were there for lunch, with the whole family - everyone enjoyed their dishes from lunch special to sandwiches. Ingredients were very good and very fresh, no fault... More 

Thank SKTT09
Sopron, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Went for lunch. There is not much selection but just enough. Menu of the day was simply delicious, friendly service, natural (bio) food. Great "barley" beer from local brewery. Away from the tourist crowd!

Thank Judit A
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Very pretty restaurant/bar with friendly staff and good music. We ordered the 10 Euro plate of the day which came with soup of the day, meat or fish, salad and fruit plus a glass of wine. The food was lovely and staff friendly. Not great value for what we got but not bad. A nice quiet spot in a massively... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

My wife and I found this place while walking near the Colosseum one afternoon. It looked very classy from the outside versus the more casual mom and pop snack bars around the area. We checked the menu and it looked like a perfect spot for espresso's and a sandwich. Inside was very tastefully decorated and it became obvious to us... More 

Thank Sohail M
Vaxholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I was here because it was recommended on Tripadvisor and the fork, I had a carpaccio and and some cheese. Food was OK, wine was OK and it was nice sitting here listening to live music in a cosey athmosphere.

Thank Bosse W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Went here late with Italian locals. Had a lovely time and got rather happy on wine and grappa. Limited menu but terrific selection of cured meats, cheeses and salads, from which we put together a delightful meal that we all shared. A gentleman on guitar kept us entertained without overpowering our conversation or vise versa. Service was a bit spotty... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Popular with locals at lunchtime, this enoteca and piano bar is a short walk from the Colosseum (about 500 metres). They have a lunch menu with a selection of sandwiches (on piadina or baguette) at about 7 euros each, and a special of the day, which was basmati rice with chicken curry (not very Italian, but they were all having... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

To begin, the wine was very nice. We had lunch there and they could give as a very nice wine for this occasion. The food was also very nice and the people were outstanding. I would really suggest stopping at this restaurant

Thank Nikkie v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Celimontana 21B, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighborhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 709 6301

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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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