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“Terrible!”

Trattoria da Danilo
Ranked #2,083 of 12,134 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $25 - $70
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Esquilino
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Terrible!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

We went to Trattoria da Danilo on Saturday night. We had booked and arrived on time for our table. We were informed, very rudely, that our table was not ready (despite the ground floor of the restaurant being empty) and, in the middle of winter, were told to wait outside. 10 whole minutes after the booking, we were told to come in and shown to a ridiculous table in the basement. I had a lovely view of the stairs and the loo, and despite us each being of average height, we couldn't both get our legs under the table. I can't comment on the food; naturally we didn't stay. My advice is to avoid this place.

  • Visited January 2014
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5 Thank Heather B
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“"Closed" they told ,in spite of reservation”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

After reservation by Italian e-mail,I walked in the restaurant,but they told me "We are closed! Just we are here for cleaning !"
After an hour I saw they are open!
Too rude!
Asian tourists must avoid this restaurant!

  • Visited December 2013
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4 Thank Kaitaka15
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Hype without justification”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

After eating at so many excellent Roman restaurants,this place was a letdown. Seated in a dank subterranean room. Uninspired food. The carbonara does not hold a candle to Sora Lella or Al Moro. The mixed starter was expensive with tasteless boiled meats. Had 3 pastas and we're told at 8:30 pm they had run out of red sauces so we had to have cacio and pepe, pistachio sauce, and carbonara. They all tasted the same. Worst meal with terrible rude waiters. Go to Nino,Sora Lella or Al Moro or Beltrame for excellent food. This place is awful and they believe they are special. Waiters like to bang wine bottle on glasses as they pour. They don't deserve a single patron in this place.

  • Visited January 2014
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3 Thank BTS112266
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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent carbonara”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

Their Carbonara is supposedly rated #1 in town, and I must say, it met our high expectations. It was rich and well balanced (definitely not the creamy junk served in the US). That said, the service staff was a little on the rude side - not terrible but we could tell the waiter was annoyed when we didn't leave him a tip (which is the norm over there).

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Jay K
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Cologne, Germany
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“typical roman cooking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

Indeed, the service is really not like "feeling as a guest". But the food is wonderful!
Spaghetti carbonara and also Trippa alla romana and tiramisu only with coffee and
mascarpone are extraordinary good!

  • Visited November 2013
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3 Thank Barbara S
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