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Sora Lella

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#2,254 of 8,395 Italian in Rome
#2,388 of 10,177 Restaurants in Rome


Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed January 7, 2021

nice and typical roman place where to have good lunch or even dinner. We were there for lunch, the staff was very friendly, the food exquisite and the prices are reasonable. Restaurant to recommend and we will do it

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed January 7, 2021

The place itself is ok, classic roman "osteria" on the upper side (decent table cloth etc). The food is ok too, really nothing fancy but good decent solid roman food. The menu is ridiculous though, and here comes the trick. The menu is pompous and...describes with way too many adjectives the roman traditional dishes. This is probably done to justify prices which have no justification whatsoever. To be clear: I am not against pricey food, there are in Rome some traditional places quite expensive. But in all these cases either the restaurant is particularly nice or there is something special about the food (for instance, a famous wine shop offers the best of best of raw materials). But here no. The food is just average, the service is rustic, but when it comes to prices they are just nonsense. I would not go again, not worth.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed December 18, 2020 via mobile

Where do I even begin! If you’re visiting Rome for the food and culture, this is the place to go! The food is UNBELIEVABLE and you will be treated like family. We were In Rome for about 4 weeks and we went to Sora Lella...twice.. we would have gone another time but it’s kinda hard to get a reservation, so make one ahead of time! WORTH IT! This place is filled with family photos of the Nonna Lella and all the people she had blessed with her family cooking. I wish we could have tried the entire menus but their Pasta with Coda sauce is out of this world! Their House Vino is so smooth and wonderful. And be prepared to have a good laugh with the staff.. definitely Roman sense of humor and it’s a joy to see them all smiling and joking with one another.. a true experience of the Roman culture. Please don’t leave Rome without visiting Sora Lella!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 10, 2020

They know me as the architect from Malta. They recognise you, they treat you. This is all about Roman cuisine with grandmas recipes at its best. Seriously good food. Great wine list and deserts. The location is to die for on the Isola Tiberina. If...you read a bit before you go about this island, you will enjoy it more. I suggest starting at the Pantheon square, walk straight down to Largo Argentina (where Caser was stabbed), cross via florida, walk down to the Jewish ghetto. At the very bottom you will reach the river. Just one little bridge (wonderful noises and colours in the river banks) and you are bang at Sora Lella. She has passed away since but her children have maintained and improved her legacy. All the dishes are superb and hearty. Together with Armando Al Pantheon, they are the best authentic roman restaurants serving the traditional dishes.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed October 3, 2020 via mobile

Had a reservation at 1430 and arrived earlier . Nice place . Food was of good quality and sufficient portions . Found it overpriced

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

The worst hospitality ever. We booked a table at 7:30pm and arrived at 7:15pm. All tables on the terrace were empty and they proposed us the only table next to the entrance where all people are queuing... We asked for another table given all of...them were empty - they refused and spoke to us like we were animals. These guys are terrible at servicing people.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 22, 2020 via mobile

We have been meaning to come here for a while and we finally managed and what a meal. The location, service and food is out of this world. Even with the new regime for eating out the staff make it enjoyable and the quality and...delight of the food makes you forget about everything else.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 12, 2020 via mobile

Amazing location ! The appetizers are sooo good , highly reccomended the suppli’ and fiore di zucca .Cacio e pepe to die for as well as the Amatriciana.My friend had the trippa and it was just perfect., my daughter had the gluten free Carbonara and...it was very good.They are all so kind and welcoming. I look forward to come back ,Thank you!!!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 3, 2020

This used to be a decent place a few years ago. We were back recently and found it incredibly overpriced (as many others reviewers) and on top of it in 10 days in Rome this was our worst meal by far! We could not even...finish an easy classic like gnocchi and the supplì were awful as if reheated, I mean, really awful. Seriously, there are many many better places and a more reasonable price to eat in Rome. Avoid.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 30, 2020 via mobile

Pessima esperienza nonostante sia un ristorante di una certa fama. I prezzi sono sproporzionati e la qualità non rispecchia assolutamente il costo. Abbiamo pure fatto notare la cosa al cameriere che ci ha serviti ma egli ha semplicemente trovato scuse per smentire la cosa. Abbiamo...chiesto il conto e non ci è nemmeno stato offerto un digestivo o dato segno di dispiacere per la nostra esperienza negativa. Purtroppo questo locale si sta adagiando sul fatto di essere conosciuto e sia il servizio che la qualità dei piatti ne stanno seriamente risentendo. We made a reservation for Sora lella on a Tuesday night and ended up very disappointed with the overall experience. We had supplì and fiori di zucca fritti but the first ones were very dry and the second ones were just ok. My boyfriend ordered a gricia as a primo and it was very salty, to a level he couldn’t even finish it and felt sick afterwards. I wanted to order a carbonara but the waiter highly suggested to go for spaghetti all’astice since he said they received the fresh fish the very same morning: well, the spaghetti were not properly cooked, the sauce was tasteless and worst of all the astice was dry and gummy. Never have I had an astice at that price that was so tasteless and hard to chew. My boyfriend decided to stop his second course because we just felt disappointed and sad. We told them all the issue we encountered with our food but they basically ignored it. We ended up paying more than 100€ for less than average food and service. There are so many restaurants in Rome deserving to be at the top and this one surely does not deserve its spotlight!!!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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November 22, 2015|
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Response from Retiredagain | Reviewed this property |
A reservation (for lunch or dinner) is always a good idea. This is a very popular spot and fills up fast. Don't be disappointed, give them a call to ensure a seat and a great meal! Cheers
Anthos S
October 26, 2015|
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Response from Lilly102015 | Reviewed this property |
It is better to book in advance.
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May 8, 2015|
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Response from Dkreuzer | Reviewed this property |
Its reasonable. But please define that first. For us it was the one meal we had in Rome so cost was not the issue. But it wasn't exorbitant.
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