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Agustarello

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Via Giovanni Branca 98, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 6585
Today
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended to this restaurant by a local who went there in Testacchio often. We asked them where they ate and found that we were delighted to eat there too. It was very easy to find, unassuming in the extreme, devour non existent but oozing atmosphere and genuine local vibe. These were the frills but it was the food... More 

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Corona, California
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318 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We went for lunch. They open from noonish to 3pm, as do most Italian Restaurants and then re-open for dinner either at 7 or 730pm. It is a neighborhood restaurant and it has limited menu. They also serve 'interesting' dishes like lamb entrails, oxtail, etc. We had spaghetti and I had rigatoni. both were ok. The green beans were over... More 

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Thank Bonnie C
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Reserved here based on rave reviews from food writers but Agustarello was the most disappointing dining experience we had in Rome. Reserved a month ahead, but that clearly was not necessary as the restaurant was completely deserted on a Tuesday evening at 8:30 and pretty much stayed that way. The room lacked the "buzz" of a dining room full of... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A small, family-run local trattoria with some outdoor tables in summer. The fare is traditional Testaccio — the inexpensive 'fifth quarter' of the animal gets star billing in Rome's old meatpacking district. Offal is sensitively cooked here, so if you're a little nervous but fancy giving it a go, you'll struggle to do better: try the coratella, for instance, which... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This was a wonderful place for dinner. The menu was in Italian and we were the only Americans in the restaurant, but the waiter spoke enough english to help us order and wasn't irritated while doing so. The food was fresh and delicious and the mood in the restaurant was upbeat. We left at 10:30 and every table was still... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Excellent restaurant, good selection of real roman dishes, small but cosy, reasonably prices, a very good place overall

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Augustarello a Testaccio is one of the last gem of Rome. Augustarello himself come from a historic trattoria now unfortunately closed, Turiddo. Food is real, just for the brave...they say is for many but not for all. Although they have the Classics, such as matriciana, carbonara and abbacchio (lamb) please try pajata (lamb intestines till the original veal one will... More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to eat when in Rome. Originally turned on to Agustarello by the folks we were staying with, we go back for the traditional hearty and unpretentious Roman "working man's" dishes called cucina povera or "cusine of the poor", the no-frills neighborhood atmosphere and absence of tourist-type food. If you don't speak Italian or... More 

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Malta
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192 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you want to sample the real Roman dishes you should head to Testaccio and get to Agustarello. It's a very simple modest place as are the dishes but we loved everything about it and the staff is really helpful and explains the dishes thoroughly although only in Italian just like the menu. So having good speaking skills in Italian... More 

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Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

You could try some typical nice Roman dishes(not only Pizza and Pasta) here. The staff were kind and atmosphere was very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $34
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giovanni Branca 98, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Testaccio
  • Neighborhood: Testaccio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 574 6585

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Staying in Testaccio

Neighborhood Profile
Testaccio
Put the house music on replay and you have Testaccio, an ancient Roman port and former working class neighborhood where the bass is set to high almost every night of the week. Its collection of discoteche (nightclubs), street parties, and crowded restaurants give it its well-deserved party reputation. During the daytime, Testaccio is more easy listening than club hit, the area is full of locally owned small businesses and has one of the city's larger produce markets.
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