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Bla Kongo

$$ - $$$
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via Ofanto, 6, 00198 Rome, Italy
+39 06 854 6705
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I visited Bla Kongo on 13 May 2016. I had read the reviews and very much wanted to try the much acclaimed tuna steak, but it was unavailable when I was there. I chose the Swedish meatballs instead because they too have had good reviews. They were nice enough but I thought they lacked taste. They were just meatballs in... More 

Thank Alan S
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Good quality Swedish food in rome! I can recommend the blå kongo patato. The owners are very friendly, they give good explanations on the menu and they speak english. When you are in the neighbourhood this restaurant is a good option.

Thank Gerrit F
Sebring, Florida
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2016

The night we arrived in Rome it was had to find a restaurant without reservations. This was across from the hotel we were staying. We had a short wait. The meal was good and the staff nice and friendly.

Thank MaureenREALTOR
Stockholm, Sweden
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended here for a Swedish cuisine, for a change. However, although it may have had Swedish elements in the cross-over it was probably exotic for Italians but not very Swedish for us. Asking for knäckebröd we got something like dry naan bread and the herring was served without potatoes but with white toast, not very genuine. Still, the... More 

Thank Pete_Sthlm
Appleton, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2015

After so many days of pasta and pizza, November 2, 2015, we discovered Bla Kongo, Swedish food filled with comfort and joy. What a great place to get away from it all, just for a couple of hours. I can recommend the Swedish Meatalls and the Tuna Steak! I can not remember Swedish Meatballs tasting so good in my dining... More 

Thank Pjcent
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2015

The restaurant has many tables. Some people loved the food; others thought is was average. Our program director felt they have the best Swedish meatballs in Rome. The ambiance is pleasant and the wait staff good.

Thank Karen F
Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great experience visiting this cute small restaurant. Service was great, delicious food with great sizes. Very natural and organic choices. I suggest you make a reservation since they are usually packed and since they are small you may have to wait for a little and since it is good then you'll find it always packed! Great place.

2 Thank Danieldan2000
Vicenza, Italy
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113 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Danes have a word for it, "hygge". The place is cosy, candles, pillows, gross woods. The food is fine, light and tasty, no heavy seasoning. Try the Swedish typical blue potatoes and the organic beers.

1 Thank foucault76
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2014

Staff very friendly and the place is very comfortable but the food was a bit too standard. The menu didn't seem very swedish ... for example I ordered the 'prawn cocktail' hoping for something similar to the amazing skagen I ate in Stockholm, but it was a simple, 80s style, small prawns and ketchup-mayo mixed sauce. And where is the... More 

Thank Edwardscarl
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2014

The herring starter was excellent and the salads HUGE! Bla Kongo is a purple potato - dark, crumbly, rather dry flesh when baked but tasty with a sour cream, salmon and dill topping - an interesting eating experience. Staff helpful and friendly too.

1 Thank KTLord

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$22 - $36
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ofanto, 6, 00198 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 854 6705

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