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Papa Giovanni

Via Dei Sediari 4, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 686 5308
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good16%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible21%
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“truffles” (4 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“cacio e pepe” (2 reviews)
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Italian, European
$$ - $$$
Via Dei Sediari 4, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a special place for lunch or dinner in Rome, you should dine at Papa Giovanni! Use the map and find Your way to this hidden gem of an italian restaurant. Papa Giovanni is a family-driven restaurant with only seven tables...More

Thank lmnor
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Looked interesting so thought we would take a chance and were not disappointed. My husband and I both enjoyed our meal and wine recommendations suggested by the waitress. Rome is experiencing a heat wave and as such we had no appetite for a large meal....More

Thank juneet
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We went to Papa Giovanni with friends native Italians whose family in Rome recommended the restaurant. The atmosphere was so traditional and cozy and the service was exceptional - they were helpful and gracious, offered a fabulous stuffed mushroom amuse-bouche and were patient with suggestions...More

Thank robin p
Reviewed October 21, 2016

The vermicello romano a cacio e pepe was really good. The salad also. But the so called "roasted baby duck marinated with Rosmarin" tasted awful. Absolutely uninspired. Not crispy but soft and flabby. Not marinated. The only rosmary was a 15 cm sprig stuck in...More

1  Thank Individualreise
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Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

The food was ok..nothing special!!! The prices were good and the service was ok!!3 stars - decent score

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Reviewed January 14, 2016

This is a charming tiny restaurant that serves timeless Roman cuisine. These include tripe, baby duck, a wrapped beef, and, of course, numerous pastas. Lots of artichokes, too, as they are in season after the New Year. Service is by the owner (3rd generation?) who...More

Thank paul r
Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Sign said open at 6:30. Owner opened up at 7PM. You must "buzz to get in". Good news: Food was good. Little dessert served. BAD NEWS: 1) 2€ table charge - illegal, but ok, 2) 14.5€ for some VERY AVERAGE 1/2 liter of house white...More

Thank HalVan
Reviewed September 30, 2015

The food is inventive and traditional all at the same time. It has a wine list like a telephone book. You ring the bell to enter and you feel like you are at home. Wonder owners wonderful food

Thank fauxnombre
Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is so welcoming and accommodating. The food was made with love and was exquisite! And their wine selection is phenomenal. This is my best experience yet.

1  Thank Abracatony
Reviewed June 27, 2015

On a tiny narrow street between Pantheon and Piazza Navona, hidden from the steady stream of tourists in the area, this little restaurant provides excellent Italian meals, cooked with a high level of culinary ambition. The prices are lower than you would pay close to...More

2  Thank KansasSwede
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
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Sediari 4, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighborhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: +39 06 686 5308
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