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“Outstanding Risotto” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Osteria Barberini

Osteria Barberini
Ranked #87 of 12,043 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $53
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: family restaurant to the centre of rome/typicals roman dichesall day meat and fich frech/pizza also to lunch/all cards
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Outstanding Risotto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

The white truffle risotto here really blew me away. The staff was helpful with menu suggestions and the wine selection was good and reasonably priced.

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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Charming Spot with a Great Menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

Not sure what I loved best. The food, the service or the location. The slight uphill walk on a tiny Roman cobbled stone road off of Palazzo Barberini, led us to this small restaurant during lunch. There was actually a group of business men outside waiting for their reservations. The smell of truffles was pouring out into the street but it was slight & not over powering. We made resies for dinner & headed back to Palazzo Barberini.

Long story short, the service was extremely friendly. The owners visited with us & even sat down & had wine with us. Everyone spoke English & the food was impeccable. Quintessential Roman where the pasta was perfectly cooked (al dente) & the salad is not dressed ( u put your own oil/ vinegar). No smell of garlic (although I love garlic & sometimes can appreciate American Italian dishes overly garlicky) I did NOT want that kind of food here in Rome. Bottom line, charming, romantic, quaint evening. Couldn't ask for more for my first night in Rome (this trip).

  • Visited April 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Best meal in all of Italy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Hands down best meal we had in Italy. Reservations are a must as this is a very small family run establishment. The chef walks around talking to diners and recommending his best dishes of the day. The young lady who waited on us was terrific. She was a native of the Philippines and spoke perfect English. Her wine recommendation was the perfect accompaniment. We began of meal with the Carpaccio seafood Mista, composed of salmon, swordfish, calamari and roe stacked and accompanied by a spectacular olive oil. Next we had the award winning Tagtielle with black truffles. Best dish in all of Italy. The next course was sea bass with white truffles. He works magic with Tartuffo. The chef recommended for dessert the cheese cake with local cherries that his mother had prepared that morning. Go here, linger over each course and follow the lead of the chef. You will not regret it.

  • Visited March 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

I messed up and booked for the wrong day but they managed to fit us in anyway and were very nice about it. Restaurant was very busy and they must have turned away 15-20 people throughout the night but never made us feel rushed. Food and atmosphere both really good. Aubergene with parmasan starter was really good as was the truffle lasagne. Service very good and lots of helpful suggestions. They made you feel very welcome. Best meal we had in Rome

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

This place gets full real fast, so either get there early or book a table. We had a lovely dinner there, I had the shrimp pasta which was excellent, and my partner had the pasta with truffels which too was amazing.

Visited March 2014
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