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“Great for dessert and people watching!”
Review of Canova

Canova
Ranked #5,579 of 12,524 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
Description: Canova - The salon of Piazza del Popolo - Restaurant, cafe, bar, happy hour - everything in the square, sitting at the tables of a comfortable and exclusive 'salon'. Here every occasion for refreshment during the day is a unique occasion, because you are surrounded by some of the most impressive works of art in Rome, and because you are immersed in a truly magical atmosphere. Coming to Canova means experiencing the 'piazza' as if it belonged to you.
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great for dessert and people watching!”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Wonderful gelato and great place to people watch at the Piazza del Popolo. Cappuccino is excellent and the chocolate/nocciola gelato soooo rich! We had a table outside overlooking the square - heated lamps as we went in January. Close proximity to Via Condotti shopping.

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New England
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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Almost as good as last year”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We were seated in the back row of the outside dining area which was nice with the space heaters. Unfortunately, we had a troublesome lot of adorable small birds. I will say that most of the birds won!

To start off our lunch we ordered a prosecco, a beer, and the Salami with Foccaccia. The starter was full of different salami and the foccaccia was thin but warm.

For entrees I ordered the Stracciatella Soup and my husband ordered the Canova Risotto (with Black Truffles). My soup was good although it was better last year the eggs were more like scrabbled eggs in soup rather than streams of egg as it should be. Greg's Risotto was perfect; savory, cheesy, and not too firm.

Even though it is a touristy restaurant we still highly recommend!

  • Visited December 2012
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent location .Very friendly service”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Located near the Spanish steps and Piazza del Populo.
very clean.they bring your breakfast to the room.
Spacious rooms,modern bathroom.
Excellent location.
very friendly managment

Visited October 2012
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
762 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 544 helpful votes
“Perfect for People-Watching”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

It's true that service is perfunctory and the food not especially good (though adequate). But people who complain about poor food and poor service are not getting the point. Canova is the perfect place for a snack or drink throughout the day, watching crowds pass by, including Beautiful People from nearby high-end shops and hotels. Pony up the 10 euro for a cocktail, sit back, and enjoy the ambience.

  • Visited November 2012
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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61 reviews
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“Good location, average food”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Went to Caffe Canova a couple of times during our recent visit due Rome mostly due to the convenient location. We stayed at an apartment about five minutes away. The service is okay (was kind of rude once) but it's a good spot to people watch and if you don't expect gourmet food, you'll be just fine. We actually had pizza here twice (four cheese and mushroom) and thought it was good - not the best we've ever had, but we did go back for it again!

  • Visited November 2012
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