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Vecchia Roma

#1,586 of 9,553 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in Rome
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Piazza Campitelli 18, 00100 Rome, Italy
+39 06 686 4604
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Kinderhook, New York
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a quiet square off the tourist track. Upscale white tablecloth restaurant. On the expensive side but they are happy to let you look at a menu before you sit down so there shouldn't be any surprises (except perhaps the €4 pp cover charge). Very well prepared dishes - we mostly stuck to the specials of the day -... More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

A late lunch after a long morning see the ancient sites. Vecchia Roma is in a small Piazza near the Capitoline Hill. We sat outside in the late summer sun, eating great food and drinking chilled Frascati and do have dessert-they are to die for !

Thank roger b
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84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Luncheon during the week, pleasant outdoor experience. Staff and manager exceptionally accommodating and welcoming. Food presentation and quality as expected in Rome for this level of establishment, as were the prices.

Thank deut2
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Having arrived in Rome late evening we were just wanted some where close to our accommodation. The food here was good 2 of us had a seafood pasta which was really tasty. The desserts where good if some of the discriptions were a bit out of the ordinary. The staff here were helpful.

Thank Kathrynowl91
Shawnee, Kansas
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

After visiting the Jewish Ghetto found this nice restaurant on a quiet square with good food and nice wait staff. Prices are typical for Rome but quality better than the touristy restaurants near by. Definitely recommend this spot with outside tables on the quiet square.

Thank jray2012
Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great service with personable staff, gorgeous mini piazza with beautiful buildings surrounding it. Quiet and dignified place for lunch on a very hot day after hours of museum walking. An oasis in the shade. The food was outstanding from the starters to the pastas, nothing boring here and quite simply delish!

1 Thank Sue M
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We visited this charming restaurant as a family of 5. Yes it is a little expensive however the food is refined and every course we tried was exceptional. My 13 year old daughter is still raving about her very simple basil and tomato pasta! The outdoor terrace captures a lovely breeze on a hot August day - it is located... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

First the service was excellent and very personable. I thought the food was ok. Fairly pricey. Most of the seating is outside which is very nice. You definitely must sit outside. The inside is very tight. The food I felt did not have the flavors you would expect from a fairly expensive menu 2 adults, 3 kids was about $300... More 

Thank JBSB50
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic open buffet and a-la cart, requires reservation, outdoor seats, calm area, romantic environment. The food is so delusions. I like it indeed.

Thank Abbas M
San Antonio, TX
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

This is in a quiet area in the Jewish Ghetto. It has a outside patio but we ate inside and enjoyed the décor. The waiter was very attentive .. The food delicious! Highly recommend. We went there twice....

Thank SmileySanAntonio_TX

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
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
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: Piazza Campitelli 18, 00100 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighborhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 686 4604

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Staying in Ghetto

Neighborhood Profile
The mini-neigborhood Ghetto holds tight to its reputation as a stand-alone area thanks to its nearly 300-year history as the home to Rome’s Jewish community. Times changed in the 20th century, but the tiny area still retains its mix of tradition, community, and history. Ancient and medieval architectural design frames apartments, bakeries, shops, and restaurants. Friends and families are the pulse of the neighborhood, keeping company on the Via del Portico d’Ottavia. The Ghetto observes the traditional Jewish Shabbat: businesses close from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.
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