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“Definitely geared for tourists”
Review of Hostaria Costanza

Hostaria Costanza
Ranked #882 of 13,229 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Reviewed March 21, 2014

After a bunch of delightful meals (Ditirambo, Trattoria Monti, Da Armando, L'Archeologia) we were quite disappointed in Hostaria Costanza. The setting is truly fantastic. But you will definitely notice that everyone around you is speaking English and that the food is ... just not as good. The waiter here was the only waiter we found in Rome who didn't understand that my husband and I wanted to split a primi and secondi order. The bread charge of 8 euros per couple is truly a travesty -- half the bread basket consists of plastic-wrapped items that I am certain they simply pass to the next basket when you leave it untouched. When they bring the bread (without you requesting it), just say NO!

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Thank MDMomof3
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We visited the restaurant based on a recommendation and it was truly special . We made reservations through our concierge .and when we arrived we felt lucky cause it was packed .
The waiter was very friendly but almost spoke no English so we decided to let him lead the way and choose foe us the food . We made the right choice :) we had the most amazing artichokes as an appetizer then he got me small samplers of ravioli and linguini pasta ( complimentary ) , main dish we had fish and roasted potatoes very nice and for dessert he got us some kind of pastry that was similar to an eclair but much nicer wasn't on the dessert menu ( unsure of the name ) it was a great experience , nice food, nice atmosphere friendly staff.

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Thank nghosni
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Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Quite overpriced for what it is!

Go to the touristtrap around the cornor - cheaper and same food. Ordered the spinach risotto.
Rice was undercoolked, you get charged 4euro EACH for the basked of bread sticks they put on the table.
Never comming back! So manu better places in rome!

Thank King C
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

The décor is the big draw in this establishment, being made up of the remains of an Ancient Roman theatre, but the food is terrific too. Prices are not cheap, but you can't really expect them to be in those circumstances. Service friendly and efficient in the Italian style.

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Thank Kindziara
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We've enjoyed Costanza several times over the years as we nearly always visit the while in Rome,,,this last trip we went twice. From the outside the restaurant seems hidden...inside it has that typical Roman coziness.
Costanza offers the typical Roman favorites, expertly prepared and also offers a selection of fresh fish displayed in the entry - our favorite is the orata al forno con patate.
The friendly staff are all seasoned professionals. Costanza offers well curated list of wines from all over Italy at reasonable prices. Although the local house wines in Rome are usually quite good it won't break the budget to select from the list of worthwhile offerings.
Ask to see the basement...the walls are remnants of the ancient theater built by Pompey...his rival Julius "bought the farm' nearby.

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Thank JSJ18
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