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Corno d'Africa

#980 of 9,740 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via Folco Portinari, 7, Rome, Italy
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

We were originally going to Mo Mo restaurant; however, we weren't able to get in. On the advice of other Trip Advisor's we ended up at Corno D'Africa. The waiter was excellent and extremely helpful to us since the menu was in Italian and he walked us through the entire menu and all the options. We started with the Falafel... More 

Thank Colin L
Toronto, Canada
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231 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

The Tripadvisor accolades on the door persuaded us to try this place and we're really glad we did. The menu was in Italian, but the owner spoke very good English and explained everything. The best analogy for the cuisine is perhaps Indian without the curry or cumin - chili peppers provide the kick. So... great service, very good food and... More 

Thank buffytvs488
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

Actually visited the place two times in April 2015 both for dinner. Good tibs, kitfo and St.Giorgis.

Thank Zoltan E
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

A great place with a friendly owner. The meat dishes were great. Always loved the spices that go into it. The owner brought us extra injera when we ran out of it. The portions are huge and so be ready to stuff yourself.

Thank Antony J
Rome, Italy
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is the first time we tried Ethiopian food. The food contains a lot of different spices, we ate the vegetarian dish and it was delicious. The experience was fun because you eat with your hands and it creates a kind of a game and laughs. After the meal the fingers remain yellow for a few days :) Prices are... More 

Thank lotliv
Auckland, New Zealand
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

First time I try Ethiopian food and I was not disappointed. My boyfriend and I did not have a reservation but they gave us a table in the normal restaurant area. If you want to experience the typical atmosphere in the African dining room you need to book. The staff was very welcoming and they gave us a free glass... More 

Thank Carlotta A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

I loved the taste of the food and it left me super full and it was all delicious so yay! Also they gave me free champagne

1 Thank Jeisson A
Menton, France
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

A bit out of the main touristic spots of Rome, the restaurant is located in some residential area, in a recent standard building. Once you enter, you are seated in a non standard restaurant, on a sofa with a small low table. This anounces some shared dishes that you preferably eat with your fingers. I've been there on a business... More 

Thank Claude M
Kremlin Bicetre, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Corno d'Africa is a nice first step towards "Abyssinia" cooking. I have been living in Addis for a couple of years and it's obvious I noted a difference, notably the injera, always disappointing in Europe (they cannot get the right cereal here!). Less spicy than the original cooking, but good and definitely more adapted to "farendji" mouth ;-)!! Shiro was... More 

Thank Daniel V
Rome, Italy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

This restaurant has a great ambience and a wonderful choice of delicious Ethiopian dishes. Both myself and my boyfriend highly recommend Corno d'Africa.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Folco Portinari, 7, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Gianicolense
  • Neighborhood: Gianicolense

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?