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Ristorante il Golfo

$$ - $$$
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Via Raffaele Cadorna 24/26 | Chiuso DA Piu' DI UN Anno, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 380 652 9439
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Frankfurt, Germany
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

We reserved our table for New Years Eve over a month in advance, and the reservation was confirmed. We even received notice from Il Golfo on December 30 that they were awaiting our visit the next evening. When we arrived at Il Golfo we were basically all dressed up with nowhere to go. The restaurant was dark and locked tight.... More 

Thank Don H
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2015

We arrived in Rome exhausted and hungry and found this little restaurant not far from a hotel. The menu looked fine. Our waiter explained that we could order off the menu or have the degustation. The price was very reasonable and he said the fish was chosen three times a week based on freshness. And that we could order a... More 

Thank Peggym7
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2015

My wife and (2) young adult daughters, were in Rome for the first time recently and booked our reservation at Restaurant il Golfo on New Year's Eve day. Not knowing what to expect, we arrived hoping we made a good choice. We were not let down. The array of fresh seafood courses that were part of the prefix meal were... More 

Thank jdh4CA
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

If you are bored of life and excellent fresh seafood - do not go! However if fabulous fresh fish and seafood are what you are looking for - this is the place! Wonderful food, listen to the chef - he`'ll let you know catch of the day and offer a selection of both raw and cooked delights that will stun... More 

1 Thank nikie j
Mannheim, Germany
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We went on our first evening in Rome based on the good reviews here. After receiving a free glass of aperitif it took us a while to convince the waiter that two appetizers may be enough for two people, which I guess is when the restaurant lost interest in us. Both the raw and the cooked seafood sampler were good... More 

4 Thank GKA66
Lafayette, California
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

We ate here 21/8/2014. The sea bream was delicious. Wife's pasta also. Prices for best fish were quite reasonable. We return to Rome in October and definitely plan a return to Il Golfo.

1 Thank dick w
Nashville, TN.
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

I loved the way this place was decorated...I know that sounds funny but I loved the ambience. The food was good but what I discovered is that the chefs in most Italian restaurants try to steer you in a certain direction whether you want that particular dish or not (I think they push what is the most fresh or what... More 

1 Thank Lea239
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Food was only OK after a long wait - 50 minutes for a meager sea bass for 25 €... Too expensive and too long a wait to be only OK. And the still water was clearly tap in a used bottle. Go elsewhere.

4 Thank Dan S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

Very good friendly crew. They were helpful to my husband and I. Clearly we were tourists (from Canada) but they showed us "how Italians eat out." Made it very enjoyable! Very personable and the owner(?) tried to get to know us better. Excellent service and the food was excellent as well!!

1 Thank Aligauget
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

Particularly enjoyed seafood appetisers.Well worth a visit. Staff very friendly.Didn't open until 8pm.

Thank Karenp0ppy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $60
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Raffaele Cadorna 24/26 | Chiuso DA Piu' DI UN Anno, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Neighborhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Phone Number: +39 380 652 9439
Gianluca Godente is a roman chef with a passion for mediterranean cuisine. The offerings of his restaurant "the Gulf" (english) consist almost entirely of fresh seafood, and are accompanied by a fine selection of wines and a professional, attentive service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and Via Veneto neighborhood earned its reputation as a posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and models while bored housewives hung out in streetside cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the cocktails, but the neighborhood is now home to five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to Villa Borghese, a beautiful park for sporting and cultural adventures. If you're looking for tranquility by night, this may be the place: Ludovisi and Veneto tend to shut down after 8pm.
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