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Sahara

#341 of 9,540 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
San Lorenzo
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Viale Ippocrate N. 43 | Viale Ippocrate, 43, 00161 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4424 2583
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7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

My family and I visited Sahara this week whilst on a trip to Rome. Since we have been living in Italy for the last 6 months, we wanted to venture away from Italian food whilst we had the opportunity in Rome. I found the restaurant through TripAdvisor and liked the look of it. It was also conveniently located close to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

The food was absolutely deliciously. It's a must for anyone who wants to try this cuisine. Vegetarian plates are amazing.

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

If you want to spice up your dinner and you looking for the african food you cannot miss this restaurant. For me is the best eritrean restaurant in Rome. Warm atmosfere, exellent service and real eritrean food make your evening special every time you go. Definilly the best Eritrean restaurant in Rome

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Thank Kikko B
Fabio F, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Sahara, responded to this review
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Gentile Kikko B La ringraziamo per la sua recensione e per i complimenti. Siamo felici di essere riusciti a coinvolgerla... More 

Province of Milan, Italy
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

This Is a touch of East Africa, lots of meat and vegetable and the funishing is of african touch. Nice

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Fabio F, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Sahara, responded to this review
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Gentile Abimbola A La ringraziamo per la sua recensione e per essere riusciti a coinvolgerla nella atmosfera che si respira... More 

Zurich
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

This is my first time trying Ethiopian food. The restaurant offers enough choices to give you an idea. The food was good but didn't blow me away. The service was fast. Indoors better than out doors

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Fabio F, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Sahara, responded to this review
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Gentile 5SugarSPi, la ringraziamo per la sua recensione e siamo lieti che lei abbia apprezzato il nostro ristorante e la... More 

Rome, Italy
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015

Ottima atmosfera, servizio impecabile e piatti divini. Da leccarsi il baffo! Great atmosphere, outstanding service and amazing dishes! Highly recommended!

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Fabio F, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Sahara, responded to this review
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Gentilissima ARQuel, la ringraziamo per la sua bella recensione e siamo molto contenti che abbia apprezzato il nostro locale e... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious but portions weren't big considering the price. Food took over 1.5 hours to arrive. Very unimpressed.

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Rome, Italy
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015

I went to Ethiopia and i had the opportunity to have a dinner with local people in a private house. The Sahara Restaurant offers similar simple meals in a precious atmosphere.

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Fabio F, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Sahara, responded to this review
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Gentile trotamund, La ringraziamo per la sua recensione . Le sue parole infatti trovano riscontro nella grande passione che dedichiamo... More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2015

Come across this restaurant by chance, looking for somewhere open on a Sunday this one was, the staff were very helpful there English better than my Italian, food was good and spicy. the whole place was nice and cosy ,well worth a visit.

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Fabio F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Sahara, responded to this review

Dear Eric C, Thank you for your review . We are glad that you have enjoyed our restaurant and our dishes . We look forward to seeing her again at the Restaurant Sahara . Sincerely Staff Sahara More 

Rome, Italy
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2014

I was celebrating my birthday with my husband in this lovely restaurant. On my arrival I have received a beautiful bouquet. We have booked a traditional table which was very nice and original but a bit small so probably next time I go for a normal one. The ambiance is truly amazing with all the African decorations. We have ordered... More 

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Fabio F, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Sahara, responded to this review
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Gentilissima cliente, è stato un enorme piacere per noi averla come nostra ospite il giorno del suo compleanno ed, omaggiarla... 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
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
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: Viale Ippocrate N. 43 | Viale Ippocrate, 43, 00161 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 4424 2583

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Lorenzo

Neighborhood Profile
San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo may look all street with its pulse in urban art and street food, but don’t be fooled. This gritty student neighborhood immediately east of Termini train station is on the avant-garde rise. Art galleries, curated mural projects by artists like Rome’s favorite Alice, charming cafes, and boutique restaurants are slowly infiltrating the streets of San Lorenzo with counter-culture chic. Don’t worry, San Lorenzo still retains its local vibe with weekend festivals and demonstrations, and is always a hub for Rome’s university student scene.
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