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Flavio Al Velavevodetto

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#2,142 of 10,407 Restaurants in Rome

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$23 - $41
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking
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Reviewed August 29, 2021 via mobile

Recommend to us as one of the best restaurants in the Roman neighborhood of Testaccio. Amazing pasta carbonara and fried artichokes Great prices, service and house wine

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 6, 2021

We were excited to find a place outside of the city and experience a place "where the locals go". The excitement ended immediately upon arrival. We used the reservation app on their website - had reservations for 7 pm; arrived and were told that it...opens at 7:45 pm. Ok, we walked around the area so that was fine. Then we were seated outside which is the norm. When I asked for a chair that was on a slant and making me feel like I was falling off the chair, they obliged, but in a not so friendly way. We were inches from the road only separated by a floral shrub. Why is this relevant? Bees encircled us the entire time. I guess they saw us swatting so they "discretely" burned incense around the tables. Ok, so they can't really control the bees. So, we are "greeted" by the server who seemed annoyed that we were not ready to order immediately. So, when we ordered the wine, she wanted to know "what else" and was not happy that we were hadn't chosen our food yet. So, we were feeling a bit rushed. While we waited, the garbage trucks were loading the 100s of wine bottles piled nearby which made for some interesting acoustics. Again, that's out of their control. There is a lovely indoor/outdoor area and I still don't know how they chose who to seat where. My theory is that tourists get the outside and the regulars are seated in the area less affected by the elements. The food was ok. My pasta (the special) was actually not good at all, and when the server took my plate full of food, she gave me a look of food shaming! No questions asked. After feeling like we were rushed through the meal, there was no rush on her part to get us the bill. We finally had to go inside and find her. Overall, the experience was so disappointing. Had either the service or the food been stellar, it would have been worth it. Sadly, we couldn't wait to get out of there. I am often skeptical of harsh reviews so I chose to ignore them. Please know that I also write very positive reviews as well, so give mine some consideration. Or if you choose to ignore it, my wish for you is that you have an entirely different experience.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

A good experience but the food that was amazing Was a typical dishes of Apulia region “ riso patate e cozze “ . Good food but 8 euro for the bread is too much . I think is better for you to get the bread...for free. I told to my family that could be a tourist place and I was right . Dear flavio I told youMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 1, 2021 via mobile

We walked more than an hour to arrive to the restaurant and even if it was full booked, the kind staff provided a table for us. But is totally advised to book in advance, because it's normally full (and it worth it). Autentic roman cuisine,...good wine, friendly staff. I had a gricia and recommend it.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed October 6, 2020

This place was recommended by an Italian friend, so I went for dinner with reservation. I was immediately seated and was served by a friendly waitress. They had an English menu with lots of options. I ended up getting the burrata, the Spaghetonni pasta Velavevodetto,...and the Tiramasu. The menu is a bit smug in telling you that they don't serve what Americans think of Italian food, but oh well. The burrata was good, certainly tasted fresh. The pasta was good too, not amazing, I thought it would have more flavors listed, but it tasted more like cherry tomatoes (as evident by the picture). The dish was good for vegetarian options too. The Tiramasu was really good too especially since it had a chocolate syrup. Though I do have to admit it may not be traditional recipe, I still liked it. They sell wine, but it wasn't amazing. Great welcoming staff. Recommended to get there before 8 as it gets full by 8:30pm.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 19, 2020

So disappointed we took taxi specifically to go to this restaurant because of outdoor seating which we were told was popular with locals. We were the only brits in there and felt treated as second class citizens. We were given a table on a tiny...landing yards away from anyone else on an almost empty terrace. In the end we had to laugh at the really dour, sullen service where menus were almost flung at us, it was clear we were not particularly welcome. Such a shame because the main courses we ate were lovely. Not so the tiramisu, made with yellow custard? Would not return nor recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 6, 2020

Get on the tram, escape the tourist spots and head here. Lovely neighbourhood to explore and enjoy a pre.dinner spritz (don't overeat on the spritz sides) if you can book ahead and secure a seat outside on their charming terrace do this. The food is...phenomenal, easily one of the best meals I have had. Oxtail Ragu as so many people have mentioned is rich and deep...unmissable and sensible prices.....don't miss it!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed April 12, 2020

If you are in Rome and you are looking for a typical place, just go for it. Flavio al Velavevodetto is an iconic restaurant in Testaccio. Highly recommended are the "Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe" and the "Carbonara"

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed February 26, 2020

Food was a mixed bag. Poor knuckle very good, tiramisu delightful, Tonnarelli cacio e pepe passable, meatballs in tomato sauce not good. Long and keenly priced wine list. Our waitress Andrea was excellent and stuck the right balance of being helpful but unobtrusive. Front of...house brusque. Was told we had a reservation initially then 30 seconds later we didn't. Suspect they would have preferred we were locals who conspicuously were treated better. Other waiting staff bit too cool for school, messing around with each other, doing their make up in the toilets, happily ignoring you. Menu boasts that they don't serve lasagne, meat balls and spaghetti in its smug, aren't tourist crass fashion. Is this really necessary or funny ?. Plenty of other establishments unashamedly do in Rome and they are all the better and dare I say friendly for doing so ?. OK but wouldn't return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

We were really looking forward to this because we read the food was amazing. The food was good, but the service was awful and that ruined our whole experience of it. I don’t recommend it due to the rude personnel.

Date of visit: February 2020
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June 2, 2018|
Response from jjkcjb | Reviewed this property |
Piazza navona ..great sights but hit or miss on food
August 14, 2017|
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Response from ZvonimirSiljkovic | Reviewed this property |
I ate at both, the newer place is slightly better.
February 26, 2017|
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Response from Alco D | Reviewed this property |
E' il menù di mezza Roma: cacio e pepe, carbonara, amatriciana, ravioli alla ricotta.. Lo stesso menù lo trovi anche a Felice a testaccio.. Tranquillo che Flavio non s'è inventato proprio nulla...
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Flavio Al Velavevodetto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4