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Hostaria Antica Roma

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Via Appia Antica, N.176, 00178 Rome, Italy
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here after visiting the catacombs of St Calixtus. Paulo picked us up from the restaurant's old address and drove us back to the new location, seated us in a beautiful garden beneath the tomb of Cecilia, brought us glasses of Prosecco and told us he would look after the food for us. And he did. First we... More 

Thank Jenni N
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Magnificent setting, great menu and preparation and a very personable host. Easy drive from the city, a highlight of our recent trip to Rome.

Thank Robert D
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious. The service was welcoming. A great location for lunch after walking along the old Via Appia from Rome, admiring the numerous columbaria and other ancient remains. Let Massimo choose the food. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Andrew_of_Melbourne
Strasbourg, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

We have visited this excellent restaurant on our walking along appia antica. I am not a food historian but eating our lunch on the first (proper) road ever built was truly exciting. We were told about the rich history behind the place and continuing tradition and presented with a nice portrait after the meal. There is a small museum sort... More 

Thank Kavinsenthil
Brasilia, DF
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

The idea of dinning in a Roman ruin is exciting, particularly in what could be a charming terrace. There's a convenient parking place for guests, which is something unusual in Roman restaurants. The host is very friendly and suggested us the menu. Last time it was antipasti and lamb as the main course. In a different occasion I had had... More 

Thank Bacuri
Naples, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

For a couple of years now, my wife and I have been wanting to eat at my friend Paolo's restaurant. For one reason or another, we had to cancel each time. This past weekend we were meeting friends in Roma and decided it was the perfect time to give it a whirl so I contacted Paolo. Upon our arrival, we... More 

Thank John P
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

We last came here 5 years ago and recently returned and were not disappointed. We had enough enchanted evening in a wonderful magical setting. Excellent food/wine, served by a truly engaging elderly gentleman. The house wine (white) was excellent value and Parma ham/melon was simply divine. If we lived locally, we would be here all the time. A true highlight... More 

Thank Sarah-Jane E
Hobe Sound, Florida
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stumbled upon the restaurant which dates back to the Roman era on our way to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus. As we approached the restaurant we wondered whether we should go in. Thankfully, we entered and was greeted by a pleasant old man who turned out to be the current owner of the restaurant. The restaurant abounds in history... More 

Thank Ron S
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015

What a find! A little off the beaten track but this restaurant had been recommended to our party by a relative. Authentic Italian food served by the gorgeous Massimo in a beautiful historical setting. Generous servings of tasty food. Definitely worth a visit!

1 Thank Carol2102
Aventura, Florida
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250 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

A little off the beaten path but well worth the taxi ride. Nice to get away from the crowds and relax in the beautiful garden setting of the ancient mausoleum. Veal marsala, lasagna and the house special chicken dish were all winners with our family.

2 Thank Smarkow314

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $77
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Appia Antica, N.176, 00178 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: 065132888
One of the most unusual place to eat in the world...a mausoleum of 2000 years ago...

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?