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“Lamb with Potatoes - excellent!”

Ristorante Antica Taverna
Ranked #6,939 of 12,448 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lamb with Potatoes - excellent!”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

We found this restaurant in our guidebook and wasn't disappointed. Admittedly the service is a little slow, but the food is excellent. I had lamb with potatoes and was expecting a a small portion, but it was practically half a lamb on a plate with a large helping of thyme roasted potatoes, which were melt in the mouth.

My Husband is French and knows a good restaurant from a bad one and he insisted we make a second visit which we did. The only downside is that you have to get there early to secure a table (around 8pm), and the house red is a little rough around the edges - the Chianti, however, is excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
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Chicago
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Thank you, Paolo!”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Our Roman host, Mr. Philippe, introduced us to Antica Taverna and we had our first meal in Rome here. Pasta dishes are fantastic, and prices are nice for the traveler's wallet. Service was friendly, if slow, which was okay by me--if you can't slow down on vacation, when can you?

  • Visited May 2013
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Cologne, Germany
1 review
“Disappointing”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We saw long queues of patiently waiting tourists every time we passed the Antica Taverna and hence deemed ourselves lucky when we finally managed to secure a table one evening during our four-day stay in Rome. It turned out, however, to be a very disappointing dinner experience. Once seated the waiters simply ignored us and we had to ask them several times to come over to our table. The food, when it finally did arrive, was less than mediocre - the fish was far too salty, the vegetables barely lukewarm, the pecorino and prosciutto of poor quality. No change was returned. We will avoid the Antica Taverna in future!

  • Visited April 2013
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“Relaxing Lunch”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

We discovered this place while wandering through the sidestreets on our way back from The Vatican. Had a nice relaxing lunch, good service, nice quality food, and really good value.

Visited April 2013
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(Cant wait to leave) Canberra
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Rubbish”
Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

The absolute worst food of our entire 3 week trip. Service just as bad. Dont be fooled by the constantly busy outaide seating. This is a wasted meal.

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