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Cafe Roma

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Italian, Cafe, Bar
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Largo Vescovado, 1, 70043, Monopoli, Italy
+39(0)80 742119 ‎
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Sherburne, New York
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family (brother, sister, mother) and I spent 3 days in Rome, Italy before spending a week in Monopoli (my grandparents home town!). We tasted a LOT of gellato during these 10 days! But once we found Cafe Roma (very close to our vacation rental also!), we stopped trying anywhere else! Their gellato was the BEST!! We also tried a... More 

Thank kjt96
Westminster, Colorado
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229 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trips frequently focus on great gelato, where to find it, what flavors, what cost, etc. We have been fortunate to find some lovely places along the way. This is good..

Thank judith l
Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

A bit complicated to order, but the reward is huge. We enjoyed the coco and melon tastes in particular. Highly recommended!

Thank MirjamHm
London, UK
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Yes the best caffe (cappuccino) so far we have had this holiday. Wonderful traditional cafe where the staff wear the same shirts and it's busy at passeggiata time. Fab. Recommended. In a nice square too.

Thank BinitaLondon_UK
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

It's a shame that such a great product (the gelato) is ruined by the stampede that is the paying and serving process. It's funny that one's view of Italians is a civilised, ordered people. No way. I have seen better behaved and ordered packs of dogs. The process of getting what you paid for is the problem. Forget it if... More 

1 Thank damomacsee
Budapest, Hungary
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Cafe Roma is the best place for ice cream in the middle of central Monopoli. Super nutella is a must to try, other flavours are fantastic as well. You won't be disappointed! For breakfast try the nutella filled croissant! Staff is friendly, prices are reasonable, always full with locals.

1 Thank Agnes8408
Lund, Sweden
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We went here twice, as we had to visit it again. Some flavors are better than others, but the ones who were good were really out standing. Pistachio and the melon flavor was definitely among the best ones.

1 Thank Stina H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

I visited cafe Roma in June with my family. We all took different ice cream flavors and we were all happy with them. The ice cream was really, really good. We took our cones and went to a piazza nearby to sit on a bench in the shadow and enjoy life.

Thank Reseva
Naples, Florida
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579 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You can go far wrong if you are at a spot frequented by the locals. Such is the case with Cafe Roma. Wondeful gelato, and pastries to die for right on the edge of the old town. Prices are very reasonable, and the staff are really helpful.

Thank skyhoosier
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very good gelato, pastries, coffee etc. The café always seems to be bustling with people and the staff are friendly and helpful. There is an old world feel about the place with a high bar serving counter and well presented staff. The position near the main church and the market square make it ideal for visits throughout the day.

Thank ian e

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Cafe, Bar
Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Vescovado, 1, 70043, Monopoli, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Monopoli
  • Phone Number: +39(0)80 742119 ‎

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