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Enoteca Ferrara

#985 of 9,274 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
065803769
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7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full marks for wine but if you are looking for an impressive and delicious meal in this price range, go to Antico Arco, which is a cut above the rest.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate dinner here with my family after it was featured in part of a "Rome foodie tour". On the foodie tour we got a taste of the Cacio e Pepe and pesto pasta dishes, both were astonishingly delicious. So came back for a full plate of Cacio e Pepe! We also had some salted cod & mozerella / parma ham... More 

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We found Enoteca Ferrara just strolling around looking for a place to grab a quick dinner. The food was fresh, service was good. With all the restaurants in Rome, I'm not sure we would go back here. It wasn't bad, there are just better.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Come here if you're looking for delicious examples of Roman style pastas - cacio e pepe especially. Great wine too!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Our first night in Trastevere was lovely. We strolled by Ferrara and my fiance was sold. Walked around, came back, a window menu selling lamb and duck. The place looked nice, wine barrels, bottles everywhere, signs of good wines? Some tourists, relaxing atmosphere. There seems to be a backyard. We did not see our hosts in the second half of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious but the wine list exceeds expectations! Variety from all Italian regions (explained nicely for those that are not familiar). Try the zabaione ice cream at the end.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Amazing wines and staff to match and help you choose. Food was OK but did not match everything else. The building is beautiful and in a busy and interesting part of Rome. I would go back and try again

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Spectacular setting with an interesting ambiance of old world charm and appreciation for good wine. We were introduced to this restaurant on a food tour and loved the pasta so much we came back another night for dinner. Don't miss the pasta Caccio e pepe. Absolutely a home run of great flavor and authentic Roman cuisine. The wine selection is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This enoteca has a very good sommelier , excellent wine list but eat elsewhere. We had the homemade fettuccine lamb ragout which was slathered in tomato sauce and grisly lamb mince, and the osso buco which was covered in a creamy sauce - it was tough and tasteless. Sadly it was our last evening in Rome and we ended with... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This was the pasta stop on our food tour of Travestere and very good it was too. We were given three different kinds of pasta - tomato, basil, and a cheesy one. They were all lovely and washed down with some lovely wine. The place itself is quite large, so we only saw one room of it, which was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $80
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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: 065803769
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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