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“Best Seafood in Rome”

Ristorante Crispi 19
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Tue, 2/7
8:00 PM
Ranked #15 of 13,724 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $54 - $108
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Colonna
Description: Crispi 19 is a cosy and romantic restaurant in the historical center of Rome, between the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. The Mediterranean Gourmet Cuisine is characterized by fresh seafood, with daily arrivals, traditional meat dishes and a great variety of vegetables all cooked with extra virgin olive oil and seasonal fruits. Bread, pasta, sauces, decorations and desserts are all homemade by our chef Fabio Mancuso with fresh products combining ancient recipes, traditional ingredients and imaginative innovations. In our wine cellar you can find the best labels of Italian wine and a wide selection of spirits. For the more demanding guests: lobsters, crab, shrimp and oysters,beautifully decorated raw fish, caviar and a fine selection of meat dishes.
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Our hotel, Artemide Hotel sent us a list of restaurants ahead of our trip per my request, and we picked Crispi 19 off the list. We are so happy. We went with the seafood tasting menu, 4 course, which was plenty, even for a big eater. Every dish was unique and amazing. It is a small intimate restaurant, and we were so happy we picked it. The service was great. After dinner we took a short 6 minute walk to the Spanish Steps.

Date of visit: July 2016
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1  Thank Dan R
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Reviewed July 21, 2016

We visited over New Year and, with one of us being vegetarian and not able to eat shellfish had checked the menu in advance - it looked OK so we asked the hotel to book for us.

On arrival it was extremely quiet, indeed we were the only people in the main restaurant, admiring the fish in the aquarium, for most of the evening.

When the menu arrived it didn't resemble the menu on the web site - we should have left. But we stayed. The waitress wasn't willing to ask the chef what could be done to create more vegetarian options which most decent restaurants would.

None of the mains were suitable so we chose the baked turbot. We were shown it fresh and I have to say when it arrived it was very good and the waiter fillited it well. Rather plain and I'd have liked more accompaniments but acceptable.

However, the fish cost over £100 alone, so the whole meal worked out extremely expensive and certainly not good value.

We wouldn't return.

Date of visit: January 2016
3  Thank RobertHWine
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gegino, Proprietario at Ristorante Crispi 19, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2016
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Gentile cliente mi consenta alcune precisazioni relative alla sua recensione;primo sul sito del ristorante è scritto chiaramente che nel periodo delle festività natale e nuovo anno viene servito un menù speciale con piatti particolari utilizzando materie prime ricercate e molto costose; caviale, tartufo bianco di Alba, ravioli fatti in casa con ripieno dì aragosta , pescato di mare ( non di allevamento o congelato) etc... ; pertanto correttamente la cameriera le ha riferito non era possibile avere pietanze diverse dal menù preparato per le festività, non per scortesia ma semplicemente perché non vi erano le materie prime per fare piatti diversi . Il suo giudizio mi consenta di non ritenerlo attendibile perché basato nel ritenere di aver speso troppo: primo i prezzi erano ben indicati nel menù che le è stato consegnato , non solo , ma affisso all'esterno del ristorante erano indicati scritti in grande carattere pietanze e prezzo con la dicitura scritta ancora più grande "menù delle festività "questo proprio per scoraggiare ed evitare sorprese a quei clienti che non se la sentono di spendere quanto richiesto, così possono evitare di entrare ; quanto ai prezzi ,dovrebbe conoscere che durante le festività il prezzo delle materie prime che utilizziamo ,già costoso ,aumenta almeno due tre volte, così come il costo del personale ,che lavora quando altri si stanno godendo in famiglia e in vacanza le più importanti festività dell'anno.il prezzo da lei pagato è onestissimo consideratolo il fatto dì esserne stato messo a conoscenza prima dell'ordine e comunque per il periodo delle festività del nuovo anno. Stiamo per lavorare e ci dedichiamo con passione alla cucina e ai nostri clienti non meritiamo recensioni come la sua

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Reviewed July 20, 2016

Ristorante Crispi 19 was suggested by our hotel consierge as a perfect place to have a relaxed dinner, following our arrival in Rome. What a wonderful experience. The food was both, skillfully presented and delicious. The staff could not have been more solicitous of our wants and needs throughout the meal. We will certainly return.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

We have just returned from Rome and one of our evenings was spent at Restorante Crispi 19. We both had delicious meals which were well presented and supported by very helpful staff. We would certainly come back.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant with very nice presentation, excellent food choices, and very friendly service. We had a very difficult time finding the restaurant (walking), however, once we found it, we were very pleased with the food and service. I think the umbrellas they use outside should have their name on them, to make it easier to find. With no GPS, it was hard to locate, as it is right next to a Steakhouse and they look like they're one big restaurant because of the touching umbrellas (and the signage for the steakhouse).

Date of visit: July 2016
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