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I Buoni Amici


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#793 of 8,207 Italian in Rome
#778 of 9,854 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very popular with locals and if you haven't booked be sure to get there when it opens at 7.15. The night we went there were only 3 tables for "walk ins". Good menu, nice food, good service and very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank IanJoan44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Customer service at this place doesn’t exist! Went for an evening meal with my wife. We were pressed to make a selection even though the restaurant wasn’t busy. No help with the menu. My wife had finished her main course before mine arrived. Can’t comprehend...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank kennethjohnb2016
Reviewed October 12, 2019

We have eaten here twice and will certainly return. Friendly local atmosphere, excellent food. I particularly enjoyed the mixed fried fish. All at unbeatable prices. Get there by 19:30 to be sure of a table.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank alexineberry
Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

This place was one of three recommended to us by our tour guide. As it was the closest to our hotel, we decided to check it out. Everything we ordered was delicious. The service was also great. The place was packed with locals and tourists,...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank geeneou5
Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

The only good thing about the restaurant is the price: ok, it’s cheap. But the food comes along with the price: cheap as well. The pasta was not well cooked, the chicken was below average.. I wouldn’t go back again.. there are so many good...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank adrianos896
Reviewed September 19, 2019

Searching for restaurants that cater to locals is a sport in itself but we found one in IBA. Food, staff and atmosphere were superb. Value extremely high. This was one of the few establishments within a few blocks of our hotel so we were able...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank EconomistGuy
Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

I can't fault the food. The pasta with vodka was gorgeous, as was the Saltambuca alla Romana; the French Fries were quirky and delicious. My wife's Sole was lovely, but very small portion and not worth €14. But what really annoyed me was asking for...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank camperf2017
Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

We live in Rome and this restaurant is our favorite place for seafood. The service is excellent, very friendly. Fair price, excellent dishes. Best octopus salad in my life, having this one every time. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AlexandraG2627
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

we found this restaurant on tripadvisor, and it was truly the best!! no tourists, only locals, traditional dishes. it is made for italians.if you want to eat like a local try this restaurant! good quality ingredients, nice staff. VERY GOOD price! recommend!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Expedition350351
Reviewed July 4, 2019

First night in Rome. We found I buoni amici and we gave a try since it was full of people with happy faces. Quick service and very good, simple, genuine and traditional food. Antipasti di terra to share to start, carbonara, pasta with oxtail, water,...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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September 21, 2019|
Response from luizsene2017 | Reviewed this property |
you can call direct the restaurant and book it for your celebration!
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Yes, it is. Hope you enjoy it.
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