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L'Eau Vive

#1,295 of 9,285 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Via Monterone 85, Rome, Italy
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This gem of a restaurant is near the Pantheon, hidden just off the Piazza San Eustachio, in an old townhouse with traditional and cozy decor. It is run by a French Catholic organization that provides a religious community, home, and employment for women from poor countries that might otherwise be obliged to fend for themselves on mean streets. It often... More 

Thank christopherd829
Cleveland, Ohio
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The sisters are so welcoming and nice. Several of them talked with us throughout the evening. Really wonderful experience. The food is great too. Mainly a French menu with some Italian items. Would highly recommend it.

Thank Steve S
Greenville, South Carolina
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270 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Short walk from the Pantheon. This is a wonderful little restaurant run by nuns. Obviously the service was very good. The french food was well prepared. The cost was quite affordable. Wine served. A great value.

Thank Phillip K
Garner, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I know what you're thinking...French food in Italy...what?! But this was truly one of the best meals we had while in Italy. The food and prices were unbelievable. A large glass of Bordeaux for 3,90 euros and a daily special of veal medallions for 18 could not be beat. The sisters were so friendly and hospitable. We truly enjoyed every... More 

Thank 834worldtraveller
Venice, Italy
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This special restaurant is run by an order of nuns. The food is French, and delicious, making a nice, quiet alternative in central Rome. We ate in the upstairs dining room. I chose clams with pancetta, and curried grilled gambas. Well worth trying to be sure to avoid the tourist traps in the area around the Pantheon.

Thank Peter D
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This unique restaurant not far from St. Louis of France Church near the Pantheon brings a touch of French country cooking to Rome. It is run by a lay group of Sisters who are tremendously welcoming. My parents and I first visited for a Christmas Eve dinner in the late 1990s. I had the wonderful opportunity to return with my... More 

Thank Ingrid G
Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Having just arrived in Rome for the first time, my husband and I booked into L'Eau Vive on the recommendation of a friend. What a way to set the Roman scene! We were greeted by lay sisters, each dressed in national costume, with smiling, serene faces. We were shown to a nice table and decided to order the tourist menu... More 

Thank June M
Ankara, Turkey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We were trying to find a restaurant serving French cuisine- a mistake-. It was a recommendation from a friend. At the end we had mediocre French food but very interesting dinner. If you avoid the creme brulee, which tasted like a sugary omlette you will be fine. The place, the mission and the singing part was interesting.

Thank Burcu P
Blaby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

What a find in Rome! A French restaurant serving Cordon Bleu cuisine of a very high standard. We had pre-booked, though on a cool Thursday night in February, that was not really necessary. My wife and I had Bloc de foie gras servi avec toasts and Coquille Saint-Jacques au lard fumé respectively for our starters. Both memorable and perfect dishes.... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful surprise! We were invited here by a friend (who lived in Rome) for delicious French food that is prepared and served by very gracious nuns from many different countries. On Friday and Saturday evenings (around 9 pm), they offer an evening prayer service with liturgical dance in the middle of the restaurant. Beautiful experience! Highly recommend a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Monterone 85, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighborhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: 06-6880-1095

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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a five-minute walk of each other, the Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighborhood museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa drivers, street vendors, merchants, and locals. There is no rhyme or reason to its winding streets and there's something to see around every corner, so take pleasure in a spontaneous wander.
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