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“Nice pizza, service OK”

Trattoria Il Ponentino
Ranked #8,614 of 12,855 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $21 - $33
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Trastevere
Reviewed February 28, 2014

We went here on a recommendation from a friend. We got a table outside (although like anywhere, do remember that you are liable to get other people's smoke blow at you when you are eating!).

Service was reasonably quick. It was irritating that when looking around at the other customers' drinks I fancied a nice beer, but when I asked for one I was brought at tin (unopened and no proper beer glass!), which was very odd. We had a pizza each, it was pretty reasonable although not the best one that we ate on our stay in Rome. It took ages to get the bill.

Whilst it was fairly cheap, it was fairly average.

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Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

The quantity speaks louder than the quality. The standards in Italy are high. If you order one of the combo menus you get four dishes for a low price. But each of them makes you wish having paid a little more for some descent and enjoyable meal.

Thank Flexflex
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

During our weekend break trip to Rome and on the way to Vaticana from the island we bumped into this place.
Very good price\quality deal. We were in 8, even if at the beginning the waiter seemed a little out of timing we ended up having a great time and food.
A good plate of pasta for 5€ is a great deal in Rome! The waiter was such a Roman type, funny guy!!!
Good food, good price, good location.

Thank Nadejda C
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Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Went on Saturday night, and place didn't seem to be able to cope with the numbers. Service very slow, had to keep reminding them to bring stuff we had ordered. Eg spinach side plate arrived when we had nearly finished and was cold. Otherwise, food was ok and reasonably cheap, well we seemed to get a discount on our bill anyway

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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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