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Trattoria Il Timoniere

Via Francesco Orazio da Pennabilli 5, 00154 Rome, Italy
+39 06 511 0007
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
“guanciale” (2 reviews)
“carbonara” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Via Francesco Orazio da Pennabilli 5, 00154 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place your mouth has been dreaming about. Those Italian food places (I won't call them restaurants) wish they could achieve what this tucked away gem seems to serve regularly: awesomeness. The cacio e pepe (tonnarelli) is amazing. The house red is perfect....More

Thank Rubten
Reviewed September 8, 2017

I'd seen Il Timoniere on an episode of one of Anthony Bourdain's television shows and felt intrigued. The food was better than that for which my already hyped tastebuds were prepared. My girlfriend and I were the only customers in the place and we enjoyed...More

Thank John K
Reviewed September 24, 2016

We should have known better when the taxi driver said "do you really want to go here?". As with other fans of the NR I'm sometimes drawn to re-live the TV experience when I travel. Usually, I'm disappointed and this place lived up to the...More

1  Thank YK44
Reviewed July 3, 2016

As mentioned by other reviewers, we saw this on Anthony Bourdain. We were staying near the Pantheon, so it was a long taxi ride and a bit difficult to find, even for the taxi driver, but well worth it. We were lucky to be there...More

1  Thank gatordeb65
Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We trekked here from the colosseum and it was well worth it. Our local hotel tried to steer us away from the place due to the lower reviews on trip advisor but we're so happy we didn't listen and went anyways. The Cacio y Pepe...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I discovered this restaurant via Anthony Bourdain. We took an Uber from our hotel and with the driver's help, eventually found it. When we arrived it was nearly deserted, save for the chef, Habibi. There was a very important soccer game going...More

3  Thank Marie C
Reviewed February 4, 2016

Highly recommended and hands down the best dinner we had on our trip. A very roman restaurant mostly visited by the locals. Really nice and helpful people there even if do not really speak italian. Try the amazing cabonara!

Thank A S
Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Cacio y Pepe and Carbonara both great - crostini with zucchini flowers worth every penny. Hard to find the entrance bit just follow the sign. Everyone was very nice and the chef came out to talk.

Thank Diane N
Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

On our last day we ended the night here at Il Timoniere. 7 dishes and 2 bottles of wine later we rolled out stuffed and in heaven. This place was featured on Anthony Bourdain's show but is still mostly only visited by locals because it...More

1  Thank Ellen L
Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Every time I'm in Rome, I have to eat at least one meal at Il Timoniere. Usually though, I go for dinner 2-3 times, and always wish I'd gone a few more times while there. One thing I must say, it's not the easiest place...More

5  Thank Chris B
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Carolyn W
August 4, 2016|
Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
I'd be really surprised if you need a reservation here. It's a local's place, and I've been there probably 10 times in the past 3 years and it's never been crowded. Granted, I was usually there between 7:30pm and 9pm, on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Francesco Orazio da Pennabilli 5, 00154 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 511 0007
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