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“Lucky find!”

Trattoria Il Ponentino
Ranked #7,612 of 13,204 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $22 - $35
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Trastevere
Reviewed January 28, 2014

"I stumbled across this restaurant" is the way most reviewers have found Il Ponentino. As did we. We were looking for a late, light dinner while exploring Trastevere on a Saturday night. Yes, there are a lot of tourists, but they are the interesting kind you want to strike up a conversation with— two girls traveling solo from England to Turkey; an American painter finishing up her year of study in Rome, a table of Canadians who... well it doesn't matter. Don't expect fine dining but damn good pizzas and salad and inexpensive wine/beer. The waitstaff gets into the relaxed, friendly vibe but are efficient enough. The only caveat might be is the location on a back street; you will not be seeing many passersby. Great value! Absolutely good enough food! And a delightful Roman experience.

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1  Thank Michelle032
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

during our vacation in rome we picked this place for our first lunch and then we stuck there.. we did enjoy everything food,service,atmosphere... I don't understand other bad reviews regarding to this place... and very important in Italy, there is NO SERVICE CHARGE,COPERTO AND UNREQUESTED BREAD!! you leave for the service as much as you want!! and one more thing prices are low and absolutely reasonable!! definitely recommended!

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1  Thank Fe T
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

If your traveling on the cheap getting to this place before 730pm you get three courses and a drink for 12 euro and the food was great !!! We had bruscetta for entree lasagne and carbonara for main and somethiing forndesert butnit was great awesome atmosphere lovely staff

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1  Thank Harvey R
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Rome is not a cheep city, it's not easy to find an affordable place to eat. But Ponentino is a pleasant place with very good prices. You can get a menu (starter, 1st main dish, 2nd main dish, dessert) from 13 Euros. Soup+pizza+tiramisu 11-12 Euros. Foods are delicious. Very good price-value rate in the city centre of Rome!

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We stumbled across this restaurant on our first day in Rome, and went back twice more. The service was the best we had while in the city, and extremely friendly. The choice of food great and really lovely - really cheap for Rome. The wine was reasonably priced and delicious! Lovely setting and the atmosphere was great.

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Thank bethyb87
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