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#63 of 9,219 Restaurants in Rome
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Via della Vite 29, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6938 0948
5:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Mon 5:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Sanford, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We literally just left this restaurant 10 minutes ago. It was our best meal in Europe in 14 days. I would recommend a reservation, we were lucky a few tables were available. I was hesitant to eat here because the restaurant was rated 4 $'s. However, I found it extremely affordable. We had the lasagna and the most delicious ravioli... More 

Thank TracyCurtis
New Paltz, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here our last night in Rome and were not disappointed. We were eating late and they were open at 10:15 on a Thursday night. The drinks were good and the meal was excellent. I got the turbot and it was cooked perfectly. My son had some beef dish he was happy with and my husband equally happy with... More 

Thank Ivy M
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An exceptionaly good high end restaurant. A very good recommendation. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic.

Thank Michael G
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here with my husband upon a recommendation from our hotel. Upon arrival we felt like we were being patronised by the host/manager. The food was very good, although I was surprised to see that the lobster dish I had ordered was not presented with an additional plate for the shell and eating implements, as it was for the... More 

Thank Nicilettetravel
RomeLuca1973roma, Proprietario at Life, responded to this review

Buongiorno , we would like to inform our guests that for us is very important the courtesy and the hospitality and we try in every occasion to welcome the clients in a nice and professional way . We are very sorry if in this occasion the client did not feel our natural attitude for a warm welcoming and for sure... More 

Perth, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for dinner from a friends recommendation and it didn't disappoint. Nice staff. Great menu. The beef fillet with truffles a stand out. Lovely ambience

Thank jemskins
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant twice on a previous visit a couple of years ago and had excellent pizza and pasta. Went back for the pizza, but they no longer make pizza. Instead we had lobster burger and lasagna, they were ok but nothing special. The lasagna portion was small and the lobster burger overpriced.

Thank Jesper S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose the restaurant based on the reviews on trip advisor and recommendation from locals. The service from our waitor, Francesco was impeccable! We had a 5 course meal with wines. The second wine is one of the best I've ever tried. The food was fantastic. They managed to cook the steak to medium instead of rare, but fixed that... More 

Thank Magnus Ø
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Rome was the theme as we had the full Sea Elegance Degustation with matched wines for 88Euro per person! The whole menu was insanely good, the best food we've eaten on this trip and in many years and the paired wines were delicious! You MUST eat here and make a booking, it is amazing!

Thank Brad M
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our hotel recommended Life a few times to us and we went on our last night in Italy at the end of our vacation. It had a more "American" feel to the decor and atmosphere and English was being spoken at almost every table. The menu offered options well beyond traditional Roman plates and also felt more American. We usually... More 

Thank foodie612
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110 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate her twice in our three day stay. We had the spaghetti, ravioli and lasagne. All were excellent. The first time we ate outside which was good, but we preferred inside which was trendy tasteful and had excellent service. The wine and beer we had was very good and reasonable. We had a limoncello on the house with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $73
Italian, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
5:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Vite 29, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Colonna
  • Neighborhood: Colonna
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6938 0948
ITA - ENG Express Cuisine where tradition meets new trends in gastronomy, selected season ingredients and home made bread, pasta and desserts. Light and gourmet lunch menu, elegant and sophisticated dinner menu. Professional personnel with a special regard for customer service with a welcoming external space that is both ample and comfortable. Special events and corporate dinner services available as well as exclusive wine and food tastings.

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Staying in Colonna

Neighborhood Profile
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very center of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping center, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
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