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“nice stop after the Vatican tours...”

Ristorante Da Giovanni
Ranked #1,691 of 13,321 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Reviewed November 1, 2013

We stopped in this place after fighting the crowds of the Vatican, St Peters Basilica and the museums. I recommend sitting outside. It is located right across the river from the Vatican so the location is excellent. The service was very good, the food was good and the price is moderate.

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Thank Rick S
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Leave excessive expectations and pretensions aside. Here you will find simple, but delicious food, time-tested Italian recipes, fresh high-quality products and great service represented by imperturbable aged gentlemen.

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Thank FunkyMonkey550
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Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Having arrived at our hotel early evening we ask for a recommendation for somewhere to eat and were not disappointed

Now dont expect 5 star service huge portions with lots of sauce over the pasta that some people prefer but do expect a crowded local resturant serving great traditional local food the way they always have done

The veg soup to start with was rustic and wholesum full of lots of green veg snd herbs

The daily special of pasta with clams followed all.perfectly cooked

Highly recommended

1  Thank Richard S
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by one of our guidebooks, hence why a lot of the diners were tourists. The food was good and the staff were friendly. I like that they would display their fresh ingredients in the center of the dining room. The place has been around since the late 1940's and still has that old time feel to it. The menu is great and pricing isn't too high.

1  Thank Chalitta C
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Sometimes Rick Steves misses one and this place is an outstanding example! We were fairly early in arriving (7:30 PM) and were promptly seated. The restaurant was nearly empty at that time on a Friday evening but our pasta dish came out within about one or two minutes of ordering. The tortellini with meat sauce was lifeless and dull, about what one would expect at home using cheap frozen tortellini and cheap, bulk sauce. The bigger disappointment, however, was the slow-cooked lamb dish which, to my amazement was a bit more more bone and gristle than meat and served before we had completed the pasta course! The place was still half empty and they were trying to hustle us out prior, I guess, to the arrival of their local regulars. Occasionally we find adequate house red wine, but not here. And, for us at least, service was not included in the bill.This place should be allowed to die a natural death without the life support provided by Rick Steves!

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2  Thank Cyndie D
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