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Antico Forno a Testaccio

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Via Amerigo Vespucci 28, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 6280
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our local friend took us here on sat nite. Traditional Roman restaurant. Really full, but we got a table after 30min. Nice wines and beer. The service was good and the food..loved it! We ate stuffed deepfried olives, deepfried zuccini flowers, prosciutto, mozzarellla and ricotta with honey. All 10+! Foor the mains we had cacio i pepe, pizza with 4cheeses... More 

Thank anu m
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wanted a traditional non touristy trattoria and this place was just perfect! We were warmly welcomed and given a plate of thin and crispy bread with ricotta cheese and honey to nibble whilst we looked at the menu. The house red was good as was the chianti that we had with the main course. All of... More 

Thank Veronica A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

This is the type of family-run restaurant that I wish I had on my doorstep. Consistently delicious, real food, charming staff, excellent value. There is not a box it doesn't tick. My wife and I visit Rome every year for a few days and Antico Forno is like going home.

Thank Berger843
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Simply stunning - a hidden jewel. A lovely family run restaurant where nothing was too much trouble. Delicious and unexpected wines.

Thank JJFG1962
Darlington, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Three minutes from the apartment we stayed in and a great find. Fabulous ambiance and wonderful welcome. Food was great and plentiful. We enjoyed it that much we booked again for the next night despite there being many alternatives locally.

Thank redwine16
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Great service, server was super friendly, she had great recommendations. We ordered way to much food and everything was excellent!

Thank Grant M
San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

We were recommended this place as we wanted an authentic Italian Restaurant that was not a tourist trap, and we got that and much more. Yes this is not the prettiest place, but it has a lot of character. Our hostess, which we assume were the owners, were just first rate as was the food. My kids had a Pizza... More 

Thank Jose M
Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

This is a HUGE restaurant and is probably the oldest in Testaccio. But it really hasn't changed in 100 years and honestly there is nothing that they make here which you can't get better within 100 meters. The food isn't bad, but it's just really, really dull. If you have been eating here for 3 generations---which, trust me, most of... More 

Thank jms-on-the-road
Aarschot, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

We had twice lunch in this restaurant during our trip to Rome. The restaurant itself is basically accommodated, as a typical Italian trattoria. The food however is of very good quality. Do not expect to get a luxury plate dressing, but good quality ingredients and meals at a very modest price served by very gentile staff. Go here if you... More 

Thank diabel
Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

The staff was extremely busy on Christmas, but very accommodating. We were a party of 7 with two preschoolers. The atmosphere was lively and convivial. Our grandsons were entranced by a small dog sitting under the table next to us. The food is honest and earthy. The hit of the day were the fried artichokes- truly delicious and different.

Thank anitabee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Amerigo Vespucci 28, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Testaccio
  • Neighborhood: Testaccio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 574 6280

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Testaccio

Neighborhood Profile
Put the house music on replay and you have Testaccio, an ancient Roman port and former working class neighborhood where the bass is set to high almost every night of the week. Its collection of discoteche (nightclubs), street parties, and crowded restaurants give it its well-deserved party reputation. During the daytime, Testaccio is more easy listening than club hit, the area is full of locally owned small businesses and has one of the city's larger produce markets.
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