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Antico Forno a Testaccio

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Via Amerigo Vespucci 28, 00153 Rome, Italy
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited with the family (two adults and two kids) and a friend in the evening after a long day walking around. Could make everybody happy: kids going for pizza, adults going for local delicious pasta dishes. There is even a grill for steaks. We arrived around 21:15 on a saturday night without booking and easily found a table. The food... More 

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

had a really nice meal tonight in this very local Roman trattoria. great atmosphere. great service great food. particularly enjoyed the carciofi alla romana and the penne arrabiata. the pizza was wonderful as well. thin crust and tasty it is why you come to rome! try it. you wont be disappointed

Thank tartufobianc69
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Local friends took us to their favorite spot and it was simply delicious. The service was warm and the food was fantastic! Highly recommend to get a feel for homemade Italian food! Will be returning next time I visit.

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Washougal, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Our tour guide took us to eat where the locals eat and this did not disappoint! The dishes were all amazing, especially the pasta, prosciutto, house wine, cappuccino and so much else! The owner was so attentive and friendly, making sure that we were satisfied. They even gave us dessert to enjoy with our cappuccino!

Thank RitaBrandley
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Found the place by accident,but was a really nice surprise. Had home made ravioli with spinach and gorgonzola: it tasted so delicious. The waitress was very friendly and offered a small entry before the main dish. I recommend it :)

Thank zitahegedus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Had the homemade Fettuccine pasta together with mushrooms and it was fantastic! Very friendly and charming place!

Thank Jakob C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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: 065746280

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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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