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Hostaria-Pizzeria da Cesare
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Ranked #1,706 of 12,271 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $34 - $62
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Prati
Espergaerde, Denmark
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4 reviews
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“Our favourite!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Visiting Rome (and Italy) is as much about the food as anything else. And with thousands of restaurants to choose from you could always benefit from the advice of some trusted friends. Anyway, that's what we always do.
In Rome one of the recommendations from our 'network' was Da Cesare. And it turned out to be the best roman food experience for us.
We arrived as the first guest for lunch and was rewarded with free choice of seating and much attention from the waiter. We decided on a table outside. Soon after the restaurant filled with italians in business suits.
Food was excellent (try the roman artichokes in season!). Prices reasonable compared to the high standard. We paid €87 for two persons, incl water, antipasti, pasta, coffee and tiramisu.

  • Visited April 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“Great little find”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stumbled across this place in a less touristy part of the city and it was a bit of a hidden gem.
Great service and lovely spaghetti carbonara!

Visited May 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Great Real Italian Food in an Italian atmosphere”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Near to the hotel that I stayed in the Visconti Palace Hotel. Got there early by Roman standards. The Chianina steaks were great with lashings of red wine and the dessert of the ricotta cheese and pear tart was fab. No fussy service, just good prompt service from the waiter and when you are hungry and are there to eat, thats what is important. 40 euros for that all - reasonable

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank melody8888
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LA
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Amazing Classic Regional Italian Cuisine!”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

I dined here on a recommendation from Chef John Nocita, the founder of the Italian Culinary Institute in Calabria. When an Italian Master chef suggests a restaurant for others, he is putting his reputation on the line. This was an excellent recommendation.

The decor is old school, as the restaurant has been around since the 60's, but don't let this fool you. The food was absolutely perfect from start to finish, The only thing I was disappointed with was the fact that there were only two of us, and that I could not order more.

The wine list is great, and the service second to none.

Hostaria Da Cesare is a must in Rome!

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Triper5554
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Tallahassee, Florida
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93 reviews
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“Very Good Food and Excellent Service”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Along with my wife and two friends, my wife and I returned to Da Cesare for lunch after having dined there 8-9 years ago. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent and fun (one of our servers enjoyed playing jokes on one of out friends--bringing him a large plate with one small piece of pasta on it) and food was incredibly well-prepared.

I was a little worried before we went, having read some of the less-positive reviews of the restaurant on Trip Advisor. We did not, however, experience any of the problems those reviewers reported; our service was excellent and the dishes we had were delicious. The complaint about "high prices" I read in some review should be taken with a grain of salt--while there are some very expensive dishes on the menu, there are plenty of good dishes that are reasonably priced. For example, my saltimbocca was only 14 Euro and the fried anchovies were 12 Euro. Except for my wife's half portion of risotto with white truffles (well worth the higher price), we all had dishes for under 15 Euro.

All four desserts we tried were excellent.

  • Visited October 2012
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