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#911 of 8,595 Italian in Rome
#949 of 10,478 Restaurants in Rome
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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
0.1 miles from Pantheon
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Ristorante storico di pesce in continuo movimento, sempre pronto ad accogliere i suoi clienti. Materia prima di ottima qualità. Lo chef Massimo Riccioli gode di lunga fama internazionale
PRICE RANGE
$38 - $67
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very attractive seafood restaurant in the middle of questionable eateries in one of the most touristic areas of Rome. Friendly service. Higher price range but excellent cuisine and very pleasant to spend a summer evening outside. Cuisine is semi-classic but with a modern twist.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

Excellent meal, excellent service and one of the best locations in Rome. Typically we try to avoid restaurants near the tourist attractions (Pantheon in this case), but Rosetta was an exception to that rule. The menu seemed to be an elevated take on Roman dishes...plus a wonderful selection of creative seafood dishes. It’s a little higher-end than most restaurants in the area, but certainly worth every penny.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022

This restaurant was absolutely fabulous. We-- a family of 5 with children ages 18,12, 10 (who are flexible eaters)-- were seated at a lovely table inside. The staff were attentive, warm, helpful. The owner/chef Massimo took our order and helped us with selections. They were...flexible making pasta for our two younger children. And the food was wonderful. Fresh fish, perfectly cooked. I had been a little hesitant as it is such a touristic neighborhood, but there were few tourists. It was a little pricey, but not the most expensive fish we have eaten in Rome and definitely the best. We will recommend this restaurant to all who travel to Rome! Just lovely.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

We went to la Rosetta for dinner on the first night of our anniversary weekend away in Rome. The restaurant was smart enough with a nice little terrace on the cobbled street so it started off promising. The food was good but not exceptional, definitely...not value for money but it’s tourist Rome so ok. What stood out the most was the exceptionally poor service. My wife and I were perplexed. Was it because she is gluten intolerant? Because we were foreign visitors? Did we say or do something? We decided not to let it ruin our evening and it because a bit of a joke. Bored, with no eye contact, they would walk off part way through your order, they kept forgetting my wife was gluten free and brining gluten items them when asked if my wife could eat it would just whisk it away in a huff. At times it felt like a rip off joint, they would try and take your bottle of water away before it was finished so they could presumably bring you a new one. The service was incredibly slow even for Italy we had 3 courses and it took almost 4 hours… There seemed to be special treatment for the locals, the chef came out to speak to them etc. One to note the sommelier was delightful and recommended a really wonderful Italian sparking white - he was the saving grace! All in all a strange experience and I’m afraid I would not recommend unless you are a sucker for punishment! There are so many other wonderful options in Rome.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022

Few steps from Piazza Rotonda (Pantheon) and you can enjoy fresh oysters, shrimps, scampi. The wine list is like the phone book of small town. Great service, interesting desserts. Expensive, but must to visit

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

20 years ago my wife and I had one of the most memorable dinners ever at La Rosetta. This May, we were lucky enough to return to Rome and recreate that experience. If you love seafood, fine dining and a wine list thicker than a...small town phone book, this is your kind of place. Located just a block from the Pantheon, it's been one of Rome's best seafood restaurants for over 50 years for a reason. All I can say is, if you're ever in Rome, treat yourself to a memorable dinner at La Rosetta. You'll thank yourself later.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022 via mobile

Great restaurant! The place specialized in fish and sea food. The owner Massimo is cooking for many years and has a unique touch. The food is fresh and tasty and I highly recommend coming . I will definitely come again.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022 via mobile

I did not expect that a restaurant so close to the Pantheon would serve good food. I was wrong. The lobster linguine were excellent. Friendly service. Not cheap, but good value for what we had. Only very few tables outside sadly

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem! Found it in a travel book about Rome. From the moment we entered ‘till we left, we had the most memorable time! The staff, so invested in us in a calm way. The food, from the little surprise we...got to eat after we ordered, through the fresh salad and main course, ‘till the dessert and the tiny biscuits, finishing off the meal; SO DELICIOUS!! The wine they recommended and the coffee at the end, also great! We will recommend La Rosetta to all of our friends!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 15, 2022 via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner. Sea bass, prawns, salmon tartar, wine list was a book. Mouse for dessert. Attentive servers chief visited with us. ALL fresh fish. Make reservations this is a popular place. Respectable of COVID precautions.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

Outstanding seafood restaurant close to the Pantheon. Excellent fresh fish and seafood skilfully cooked. Very good service. Fairly pricey but top flight seafood restaurants tend to be that way. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2021 via mobile

Had a great meal. Quality of fish is top notch. It ain’t free but you need to pay what is right for top quality. Location in the tourist trail but this place is for locals who appreciate Massimo’s hospitality and the delicious food prepared by...the chef. Well done! I’ll be back. I recommend the ceviche and the octopus.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 8, 2021

I have dined here more than 15 times since 1986. Never fails to impress me and my guests. Food is prepared with exciting flavors and visually appealing. Service is friendly and attentive. The wine list is on a digital device, so a bit challenging to...scan, but the list itself is impressive. It doesn't get much better than this in Rome!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021

I’m really at a lost to fully comprehend the last few negative English reviews. I have been coming to the amazing restaurant for years, as a matter of fact in our first five days in Rome we have eaten here twice. Once with our Roman...friends who thought La Rosetta was the best restaurant in Rome. They have lived here for 35 years. What I do know is the food and service are first rate. Thank you Massimo and Julia.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 19, 2021 via mobile

Five years ago, I travelled to Rome with my two high school aged kids. Both are well travelled, have great palettes and love good food. It was to have been a family trip but my husband couldn’t make it due to a medical emergency but...he insisted we go without him. One of the restaurants we raved about was La Rosetta. We took photos of our various courses and couldn’t say enough about how great it was. It had come very highly recommended by some friends who own several Italian restaurants in the LA area and we have recommended it to many friends who happen to travel to Rome. This July, we made another family trip to Italy with my now college age kids, exploring the Amalfi Coast by boat. Originally we had planned to stay in Naples the night before our return flight to California but decided instead to spend a night in Rome rather than make an early road trip to the airport. Another major reason we chose to do so was so we could dine at the place we had all touted so highly - La Rosetta. We were all so excited to take my husband there and he was so looking forward to going. We arrived and we’re seated inside, as requested. We ordered our meal and some wine, which came quickly. We received some bread and then everything went south. Our starter was to be a dozen oysters for all of us to share and my son and husband ordered mussels and octopus for their first course. After ordering, we sat for about 10 - 15 min when a party of 4 came in and sat at the corner table next to us. Immediately they had waiters and the sommelier flying around them, opening two bottles of wine and attending to their every need. It was quite a spectacle and obviously they were someone of notoriety because the owner, Massimo Riccioli, came out to greet them personally. We weren’t bothered by it but eventually we egan to feel a little ignored. Our wine glasses sat empty so we refilled them. No problem. But when the other table began getting hot food and we still had nothing except dried bread and when I attempted to get the waiters attention so we might order another bottle of wine and water and I was shrugged off, my husband had had enough. He threw some money (too much, in my opinion) on the table and we walked out. We have our favorite restaurants in Los Angeles that we frequent and where we are regulars. But we would never be okay with having the staff fawn over us to the exclusion of other guests. I grew up in the restaurant business and my father always taught me that every guest is important, because they chose your restaurant to spend their hard earned money in. Maybe Massimo and his staff need to take a note from my dad’s playbook. Never again will we go to La Rosetta, when in Rome and it has permanently been removed from our recommendation list for friends, colleagues and business associates.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Hi, Same as SofiaRoCo - 3 days in advance. Prices have shot up since I went there previously but fabulous oysters, fish, clams - even sea urchins. Treat yourself
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