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“Food OK - service Dreadful”
Review of Ristorante Isidoro

Ristorante Isidoro
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Ranked #598 of 12,594 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Monti
Description: Sidoro is very famous for its "taste" of pasta, a tasting pasta dishes selected by the chef. So you can enjoy, in addition to classic early Romans as bucatini or spaghetti alla Carbonara Amatriciana, our classics of all time and our news accompanied by fine wines. 3 The daily arrivals of fresh fish, meat of first quality and excellent desserts made by our pastry chefs greatly enrich the proposal of our local.
Reviewed June 26, 2013

All tables are for 6, so you will be sharing canteen style.
The woman who took the order seemed more interested in her mobile phone than us. i ordered a decent bottle of white wine, so when it had not arrived after 10 minutes I asked if we might have it. She apparently had just put it in the fridge to cool because it was warm, but wasn't going to tell us.
The waitress continued to look around (at anything)when she was supposed to be serving us. When what we took to be the owner sat down for dinner, that completely diverted her attention away from us.
We ordered seafood risotto but were served about 6 mussels and 6 clams with boiled rice. Not risotto!
When the bill arrived the 12 percent service charge certainly came as a surprise as I didn't recall that being shown on the menu and we were not charged that at other restaurants in Rome.
No wonder they felt that they didn't need to provide good service!

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Thank PJJersey
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I had a risoto with apples, pinoli and whatever. Whatever because I cannot remember the taste. The apple was just a cream over cooked. Too much rice and not enough pinoli. Service? kind of "don't care".I would like to know what they do with all the water we are almost obliged to buy (one liter for one person), 2,5 euros. Overall it was not expensive, though.

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Thank Mariliasaca s
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Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

anyone suggesting this place isn't fantastic is just bananas! went with a group of 6 around lunchtime and had the chef select 4 pasta dishes. everything was wonderful! ended up being everyone's favorite meal in Rome.

Thank joiedevivre29
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Four of us came here to eat on Friday 5 April 2013. We ordered simple starters to share and 4 main courses. The starters came after a bit of a wait, quickly followed by 2 of the main courses. An hour and a half later 2 of us were still waiting for our main course (simple pasta dishes). We complained. Other diners who had arrived after us had finished their meals; & we had long finished the wine we had ordered to go with the pasta. The waiting staff said the pasta would be ready in 2 more minutes. 10 minutes later, still missing the 2 main courses, we decided to leave. Clearly our pasta order had gone missing somehow, somewhere. But there was no apology and not even an acknowledgement that there had been a mistake made with our order. Very poor attitude on the part of the staff.

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Thank JEC127
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Our hotel receptionist actually recommended this restaurant to us after we asked about authentic restaurants near to the Colosseum. We arrived around 7:30pm which is very early for Italians. We were the first people in the restaurant, but within 30 mins it was packed. Very Italian, the waitress who seated us didn't speak English and we struggled with Italian. Luckily she asked one of the English speaking waiters to take our order. Food was nice, home cooked and fresh. My boyfriend and I shared a meat board to start which was delicious with lots of different home cooked breads and olives. I had steak for main which was cooked to perfection without an ounce of fat on it. My boyfriend had the Calamari which he said was delicious. We didn't have room for dessert afterwards unfortunately.

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Thank JadeyNunn
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