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“Let the owner pick!”

Da Benito e Gilberto al Falco
Ranked #831 of 12,448 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Vatican / Borgo
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Let the owner pick!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We walked in without a reservation - do not try this! But they liked us, so they found a table for us. We let the staff pick our dinner. Amazing! Everything was so fresh and beautifully prepared. We ended up with a platter of all kinds of seafood, kind of a "tower of seafood" but flat. Shellfish, octopi, filets plus vegetables. Nice people - both the wait staff and the customers. A lovely evening!

  • Visited May 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just Simply Fantastic”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Fish, clams, prawns, mussels, oysters accompanied by wine. A local delight of seafood paradise to the taste buds. The restaurant is run by a family. Better to make a reservations as there are not many tables.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Weng_Kin
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Hong Kong, China
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Always one of the safest bets for fish in Rome!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

One of the safest bets if you want to eat fresh fish in Rome at a decent price. Try the various fish carpaccio starters and the the local must: pasta e fagioli con frutti do mare... A thick soup with beans and seafood...

  • Visited May 2013
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just excellent!”
Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

The best sea food we ever had. Small restaurant with great atmosphere and perfect service. We are coming back soon!

  • Visited April 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Local hideaway in the heart of the Vatican”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is my second visit to Benito e Gilberto over a ten year period. Family run, in a small hosteria with no more than ten tables. An inconspicuous entrance makes this a phenomenal hideaway in a highly touristy area of Rome. Extremely fresh fish is the highlight, served both as classic dishes or as tasty originals (the pasta con fagioli e vongole is to die for). But the winning detail is that I never saw a menu - the staff (mother & daughter) simply figured out what we were in the mood for and brought a selection of fresh appetizers and mains to follow. Simpler dishes for the kids, more adventurous for the adult. Fantastic experience.

  • Visited April 2013
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