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“Rightly famous, based on local knowledge”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pecorino

Ranked #544 of 12,134 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Testaccio
Madrid, Spain
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224 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Rightly famous, based on local knowledge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2011

If you stick to the rules implied by this traditional osteria's very long pedigree, you will have a great time and be happy.
You must book well in advance, be punctual and stay strictly within the proposed daily shortlist of roman dishes. That means antipasti of cheese and vegetables and 'strange' salad greens, pasta dishes with 'poor ingredients' sauces like cured bacon, cheese or stewed minced artichoke. Main dishes would be stewed oxtail, roast pork or meatloaf, perhaps salted cod. All rather rough and plain looking but full of taste and aroma. Desserts would be fruit, just a little of the best.
If you turn up at the door without reservation, expecting tuscan or venetian dishes, elegant service or fresh fish, and some twinkle of Michelin stars, you will be disappointed.

Several other reviewers complaining about the price level, have obviously not experienced recent developments in Rome where eating at a generous price for quality level has become very rare, maybe impossible. Less expensive restaurants compromise on the quality of the ingredients or employ (exploit?) low skill staff. This restaurant is really among the better deals. Wine wise there are many very good bottles between 20 to 30 euros.

This restaurant and Felice located just three blocks further east in the same zone, are among the best finds in Rome.

  • Visited November 2011
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2011

very good food for a very nice price with a big choice of wines.

Visited November 2011
Thank wvanveen
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Leiria, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“the best carbonara of my life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2011

Il Pecorino is the best restaurant in Rome! Simple, cosy, beautiful and amazing food. And not so pricey either. The carbonnara is the so perfect: you can really taste the cheese, it’s so creamy and the pasta is just perfectly al dente. The amatriciana is also very good and the semi freddo al amaretto combines a velvety texture with a little kick from the amaretto. Don't miss this culinary gem!

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank FuraRedes
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2011

Bad treatment of the waiters. Bad food and slow service. VERY EXPENSIVE !!

Visited March 2011
5 Thank JackForvert
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