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Via Delle Croce, 00187 Rome, Italy
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

plentifl; but unfortunately sloppy food, under par main dishes and friendly service. All for the un-discerning tourist who would walk into this tarp, Don't.

Thank mitzi-meow
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Near the Spanish steps but away from the thronging masses Many local restaurants in this area outrageously priced Otello is simple quiet cool and very nice food Reasonably priced and excellent service Recommend dish of the day

Thank peter s
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had some great meals here in the past but it seems to have suffered a bit. Starters were so oily that they were unpleasant. Vegetarian options had fish in them. Main was uninspiring and bland. Only good cause was the aubergine parmigiana which was delicious, however if you add enough roasting bubbling actress to anything then it usually comes up... More 

Thank Nataliano
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant on a side street near the Spanish Steps. Nice mixture of both locals and tourists. Ample portions, fresh tomatoes, arugula, carbonara sauce was delicious down to the last twirl of pasta and sweep of bread to make sure nothing was left. 😜 Fantastic dining experience from start to finish. Service was immaculate and the people... More 

1 Thank Alyiissa T
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The food was good and so was the service. The atmosphere was not special - too many tourists. The crowed was loud. I had a fish. It was good and fresh. A nice place for a regular dinner.

Thank ronitsastiel
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Wonderful atmosphere, very casual, simple, easy. Great location tucked in a back alley. Owners greeted us, very warm and hospitable. We asked them to put together a meal family style for our group which made it very easy and we got to try lots of variety of dishes served with great wines. Service was good. Food was very Roman and... More 

Thank planethort
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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2,133 reviews
1,175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Excellent restaurant in the heart of Rome, locals and strangers like this restaurant very much, delicious antipastas and also meat, spaghetti a le vongole etc. you need a reservation.

1 Thank Manuela L
Manila, Philippines
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

make sure you try the puntarelle salad if available, cacio e pepe. centrally located, can accommodate huge groups easily. dessert is across the road at Venchi:)

Thank aatench
Boca Raton, Florida
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Our first evening in Rome and I read about this place on TripAdvisor prior to traveling. The food was beyond delicious, the staff very courteous and the pricing average for this level of freshness. Definitely a place to visit.

Thank Lisa L
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We have eaten numerous times at Otello, starting in 1995, and always send our friends. This trip we ate there twice, once for lunch, and the other time with a big group for dinner. The menu was the same for lunch and dinner, which surprised us. The food is just not the same. I am wondering if the place changed... More 

1 Thank ItalianLora

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Delle Croce, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: 066791178

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?