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Enoteca Ferrara

#1,101 of 9,557 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Trastevere
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Via del Moro, 1 | piazza Trilussa, 41, 00100 Rome, Italy
+39 06 580 3769
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Today
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great selection of dishes, especially the ones in the gourmet menu. Unbelievable selection of wines for every taste. Amazing!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is known for its wine list, but its food is terrific too. The stuffed squash blossoms were delicious, as were the special chestnut pasta and the ricotta/spinach ravioli. We sat in the back which was modern, beautiful and upscale. The wait staff was attentive and efficient.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We wandered in waiting for our table to open up at a restaurant nearby and we're very pleasantly surprised! They have loads of wine, and prosecco, all well priced and you get to access a tapas buffet as well! We didn't eat, but the prosecco was great!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We selected three pastas for our table and were in heaven. Delicious - all homemade. Great wine selections and wonderful service!

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Very nice restaurant located in Trastevere. It has a very extensive wine list with a knowledgeable sommelier. I had a delicious homemade pasta with white truffles. The beef cheeks were tender and very tasty. I thought the gnocchi with cheese fondue and shavings of black truffle was too rich and rather bland. We also tried the tripe which was excellent.... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

This might have been my worst meal in Italy. First, the service was awful. For even the most basic thing (water, asking for a menu), I had to flag someone down and ask multiple times. Even after I ordered, it took ages for something to arrive - I had been in the restaurant for a full hour when my appetizer... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Ferrara was one of the food stops on a food tour that we did on our second day in Rome. The sampling of 3 dishes and wine that we had was enough to convince us that we needed to go back. Don't panic when you are handed two large binders from which to select your wine. Once you have ordered... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This restaurant was highly recommended by a friend in the states. He said it was the only restaurant he ate at twice during his stay in Rome. It turned out that we ate there twice as well although unintentionally. Our first visit was part of the Eating Italy food tour. We were taken there to sample the restaurant's fresh made... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

I'm writing this review as the memory of one of the most excellent steaks I've ever had is still fresh im my mind. The food is fantastic, you can tell it's prepared fresh because there is a bit of a wait, still it's worth it. The wine selection is overwhelmingly massive but the friendly and charming sommelier made the choice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Just inside the front door it looks like a small tapas style enoteca...but the restaurant is deeper inside and up some stairs. Very nicely styled, the waiter made some unique recommendations and the antipasti were lovely as were the pasta dishes. The sommelier recommended rare and exceptional wines that paired so well and at a reasonable price considering the quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $80
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Moro, 1 | piazza Trilussa, 41, 00100 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighborhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 580 3769
Description
Enoteca Ferrara is the most surprising enoteca in Rome - and possibly the best. It's a gastronomic archipelago of rooms: bar, wine bar, restaurant and more modestly priced osteria with a partly covered terrace. The cuisine serves a menu of Roman ‘cucina povera’ that is not as much ‘peasant food’ anymore as it is traditional, inventive and delicious.In the heart of Trastevere near Ponte Sisto, between Vicolo del Moro and Piazza Trilussa, since 1988, the restaurant Enoteca Ferrara is considered the temple of wines with a large choice of Italian wines (1600 labels). The two sisters, Mary and Lina Paolillo, the first chef and architect and the other sommelier, opened this restaurant in 1988 near the Arch of San Callisto in Trastevere. The restaurant, which in 1996 moved to Via del Moro, is wonderful: situated in a fifteenth-century monastery of St. Euphemia, still has a beamed ceiling. Tables made of painted majolica, wooden beams and exposed stone walls and antique furniture, make the ambiance very charming, elegant and warm. Enoteca Ferrara currently count three areas in 500 square meters for a total of 120 covers: the Gourmet restaurant "Enoteca Ferrara," "ferrarino" which is the trattoria, and "La Mescita" the wine bar. The wine cellar is visible from the restaurant through an ancient forged grating. From the opening Enoteca Ferrara distinguished itself through the cuisine besides the impeccable service. From Piazza Trilussa you enter in the wine bar La Mescita to taste a very good glass of wine accompanied by a variety of fresh and delicious foods, couscous, pasta, garlic bread and cheese, vegetables; then you get down two steps in the private room with a few tables and relax. From there you enter into the charming restaurant Enoteca Ferrara, opened only for dinner, with a kind attention to every details, an ideal place to dine, relax and drink good wine! You continue in the next room, where is the Ferrarino, open for lunch and dinner for a more casual and less pretentious meal. A very nice outdoor area is for dine and for smokers, too. The Ferrarino's cuisine is based on the traditional Italian peasant: soups, polenta, stews, roman dishes, meats, cheeses and seasonal vegetables accompanied by a wine list of 400 labels. The menu which change every week is a triumph of various regions, from Veneto to Sicily. The Enoteca Ferrara's cuisine is more sophisticated, creative and refined with a Slow Food approach that exalts the quality of the raw ingredients. The dishes, expertly creative by the chef Mary, are the result of a continuous research of traditional Italian recipes.The wine list is so much amazing that in 2003 Enoteca Ferrara won the Oscar awarded for best wine shop in Italy. The wine list contains 1,600 labels, and is organized in two bound books: one for reds and one for whites, with an entire page dedicated to descriptions of every wine, complete with an impressive visual-- an actual label taken from each bottle.In addition you can find a selection of tea, coffee and spirits, from the West and the East, including some unfoundable as Puerto Rico AA, Santo Domingo Pacadulce, Indian Nugget, Chickmagalur and Santos Montecarmelo purodolce.

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Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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