We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Monte Caruso

#1,095 of 9,285 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via Farini 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 483549
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 41: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Great food and great experience. Very pleasant restaurant which offers excellent food. Mama Rosa, Papa Domenico and their son Emanuele really take care of their guests and make your dinner something to remember. Thank you so much. Jolanta

Thank Navitas2016
Poipu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant 2 times (Dec 2015 & Mayeur 2016). I have had excellent meals both times. Couples or small business groups. Good food, service. Will go again when in Rome.

Thank ChuckIL698
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

My wife and I recently had a wonderful dining experience at the Monte Caruso restaurant in Rome, Italy. We were greeted at the door by the owner and it soon became apparent to us that they were interested in providing us with the best dining experience possible. The pasta dishes were excellent and as a grand finale we had gelato... More 

1 Thank williamjgoodman
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We found this fantastic ristorante within 7 minutes walk of our hotel on Via Nazionale through a guide book and boy did it pay off! From the warmth of the welcome to the complementary presecco and then the unusual but beautifully cooked food everything was wonderful! If you make it through to dessert you are heroes! The service was attentive,... More 

Thank Peter S
Level Contributor
89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

A party of five we had been looking for a restaurant to celebrate my Daughters 45th birthday during a trip to Rome. Having spent most of the morning trying to find a restaurant to accommodate our needs to no avail as they were fully booked so we felt lucky to have found Monty Caruso. Arriving at 7:30pm the restaurant was... More 

Thank marandnic
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We visited around 9:30 in the evening for our 10th Anniversary. The place only had 2 other guests who left shortly after we arrived which was interesting considering that other restaurants in the neighborhood were crowded. We decided to order the chefs tasting menu since it was a special occasion for us, and being in Rome for the first time... More 

Thank Elh4572
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

We were wandering around the neighborhood and saw this cute place. The homemade pasta was amazing. I had the fusilli and my wife had the orichette. The fusilli was the best pasta I've had so far on our trip. We followed it up with the Anastasia steak, covered in black truffle sauce and veal stuffed with ham and cheese. Both... More 

Thank Andrew C
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal here! I had fillet of beef my husband had thin cuts of beef, both excellent and cooked to perfection!! The puddings were amazing and prepared and served at your table, again excellent!! Wine also good! The staff were very friendly and welcoming, we did get our hotel to make a reservation for... More 

Thank Laura W
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The majority of the restaurants in this area serve cheap simple food for the tourists.This was different,-the food was excellent and I thought the service very professional.

Thank Graham1745
Level Contributor
33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

For any non believers new came back again and enjoyed the whole experience yet again. This is one of the best restaurants in Rome however this is my opinion and respect others with different views although misguided. It is not the cheapest but if you want to eat Cafe food this is not the place. However there are some wonderful... More 

Thank RCML

Been to Monte Caruso? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$34 - $56
Italian, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Farini 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighborhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 483549
From 1974 it proposes the customers, typical lucane, roman, and international recipe, pastes made in house, selection of cheeses and cured pork meats from "lucania" south Italy, second made up of meat, stockfish cooked with "lucano" style, sweet recipe of the chef, all fact with experience and attention in order to maintain the taste of the traditional kitchen unchanged. The wine cellar accommodates wines of all Italy with greater attention to the lucani products, is wide the choice of distilled and liqueurs. The three rooms that form the restaurant can accommodate to the maximum 50 persons uniforms in small tables, 35 for full dinner, 15 in little room for one glass of wine o distilled with selection of cheese, sliced meat seasoned, or sweetes. The atmosphere is pleasant and calm. The reservation is appreciate.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Monte Caruso staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Esquilino

Neighborhood Profile
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
Explore this neighborhood