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“Typical Romany Food, but of the highest standard”

Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino
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Ranked #1,081 of 13,057 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $37
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 11, 2011

Have been coming to Italy for 31 of my 32 years and this was my third visit to Roma and this was by far the best place I have eaten, we were here for 3 nights and ate here for 2 of them. Fresh pasta, superb meat courses and even a specially made tiramisu the second night as she hadn't made any the first night.

Although very quiet when we ate the staff were very friendly and the waitress/daughter was more than happy to talk to us and share a joke. Will return when I visit Rome in the future.

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Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2014
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Grazie della gentile recensione, la vostra soddisfazione è per Noi motivo di orgoglio, spero di riavervi presto nel Nostro Locale, e magari Brindare insieme con un Buon Bicchiere di Vino.
Un Abbraccio.
Lorenzo.

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Reviewed March 1, 2011

This small trattoria was recommended to us by a Roman who lives nearby, and we were initially pleased with the choice. The eatery is tucked away on a small side street near the Vatican, has picturesque stone arches in the dining room and a simple menu of Roman dishes. The food was good and reasonably priced, and the teenage waitress (a daughter of the owners, we assumed) was pleasant.
However, it became all too apparent that the proprietors did not welcome our presence. This couple pointedly ignored us while ostentatiously socializing with guests they knew. The unfriendliness was particularly obvious when we wanted to pay the bill and had to wait 25 minutes (our waitress could not carry out the transaction herself), finally getting up and approaching the till, where the man and woman took our money without making any eye contact.
We sympathize with restaurateurs who want to maintain a neighbourhood character in their establishments and don't wish to be overrun with tourists. But we cannot feel that this justifies the kind of rudeness and discrimination we experienced.

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Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2014
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Grazie della gentile recensione, la vostra soddisfazione è per Noi motivo di orgoglio, spero di riavervi presto nel Nostro Locale, e magari Brindare insieme con un Buon Bicchiere di Vino.
Un Abbraccio.
Lorenzo.

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Reviewed June 23, 2009

osteria it opened earlier for us, the chef made something specially for hubby who wasn't feeling well/accommodated all our needs;the food was great...done just perfect! affordable cost and just minimal service charge for such a great service.

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Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2014
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Grazie della gentile recensione, la vostra soddisfazione è per Noi motivo di orgoglio, spero di riavervi presto nel Nostro Locale, e magari Brindare insieme con un Buon Bicchiere di Vino.
Un Abbraccio.
Lorenzo.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
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Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile
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Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2018
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