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Sapore di Casa
Ranked #150 of 1,067 Specialty Lodging in Rome
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Truly, a home away from home!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2011

My brother and I returned from Rome a week ago and, honestly, our stay there could not have been more comfortable. We found Sapore di Casa and, most notably, the hosts Max and Dany, to be everything you could hope to find to make your vacation memorable and relaxing. From the moment that Max picked us up at Termini to the early morning transfer to the airport, again thanks to Max, everything was wonderful. Max and Dany took the time each day to listen to our "another day in Rome" stories and then provided us with stories of their own. It was very much like a stay with good friends. Breakfast each morning was a treat--in addition to the delicious fruit juice, there was freshly-made coffee with steaming milk, toast with various jams and honeys to choose from, several yogurt choices, biscuits...and, best of all, a different homemade tart that Dany had made each day. Of particular note, too, was the fact that Max and Dany went out of their way to provide us a breakfast of scrambled eggs one morning as a gesture of welcome to us Americans more accustomed to that sort of breakfast fare. No matter what they prepared, it was GOOD.

We also arranged to have a home-cooked Roman meal prepared for us by our hosts. Dany was kind enough to type up the menu and present each of us with a copy, neatly rolled up and held in place by a beautiful ribbon. Our mouth-watering feast consisted of:

-Appetizer "Saporedicasa" It reminded me of bruschetta, only better. One garlic-infused slice had the chopped tomato with herbs and extra-virgin olive oil, while the other was topped with a puree of, I believe, aubergine. It was, and I don't embellish, divine.

-Rigatoni pasta "amatriciana" Oh my God, I HAVE to try and make this at home! I've never had a sauce like that. If I could have gotten away with it, I would have licked the plate clean! We had the option of topping this delightful creation with parmigiano-reggiano cheese...and WHO could resist?

-Veal "Straccetti" with gorgonzola cheese and rughetta salad. Again, a masterpiece! I really had to employ some rigid self-control to not lick the plate clean.

-"Surprise" dessert...oh, they weren't kidding with this one! It was chantilly cream with broken bits of biscotti, some little berries if memory serves me right. It was the best dessert, hands down, that I had the entire time we were in Paris and Rome. I am hoping and praying that Dany will share some of her recipe secrets!!!

Along with these culinary delights, we also had some very delicious wine. After our repast, we were offered both homemade grappa and homemade limoncello. Would the wonders of this meal ever cease? I was ready to move in permanently by that point! Let me say that both liqueurs were out of this world.

As others have noted, if you want to stay in a relaxed atmosphere just beyond the hectic pace of central Rome, THIS is the place. A short walk to a local nature preserve lets you look down upon the grandeur of Rome in all of it's glory. That was MY introduction to Rome. You can easily keep yourself amused and entertained within the Piazza Balduina area just outside of Sapore di Casa...a good way to acclimate yourself to Rome, I might add...or you can walk a couple of short blocks to catch the train or bus into central Rome. It's all very easy and convenient.

Our room was spotlessly clean, spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was always sparkling clean, the hot water always hot and the shower very relaxing.

If you want a more personal Roman experience, THIS is your place. Having just come from a chain hotel in Paris, I know what I'm talking about. A hotel doesn't allow for the personal interaction that can really define a successful trip. A stay at Sapore di Casa will give you a sense of home and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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lizier60, Proprietario at Sapore di Casa, responded to this review, October 31, 2011
We have been so happy with your comment! This is certainly the longest and most detailed one that we have ever received: this is what makes this job so nice: we enjoy the company of our guests, being useful to them, making them feel at home. And also exchanging opinions, learning about other countries lifestyle: we do know that tourists don't have many chances to get back to where they have already been, but we woulkd be very happy to have a second chance to meet you and have you here at dinner. Ciao.
Daniela e Max
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2011

My daughter and I stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of October. We couldn't have asked for better hosts. Daniella and Max, went out of their way to make us feel welcome. They explained how to get to places by bus and train, they printed off information about places of interest, and even supplied us with bus tickets. Breakfast was served in the cosy living room and included a choice of fruit juices, coffee's, toast, crispbread, cakes and yoghurts. We never set off for a day out feeling hungry! Our room[one of three] was very comfortable and clean. The shared bathroom was very large and clean, with plenty of hot water. We chose this location for reasons of safety and quietness. We got back very late one night ,and felt perfectly safe walking the 5 minutes back from the station. The bus into central Rome, was also only 5 minutes away. If you enjoy a walk, Vatican City is about 20 minutes away. This was our first time in Italy and we absolutely loved Rome. We will definitely return, and hopefully stay again at Sapore di Casa, if they have room!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cathy g
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lizier60, Proprietario at Sapore di Casa, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Hello.
We are sorry we are so late in answering and thanking for your review of your stay in Rome at our B&B. Your words make us feel proud of working with guests and, by now, we realize that feelings of simpathy are generally reciprocal: this to say that we enjoyed having you here very much. We do hope you'll be back.Ciao.
Daniela e Max
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

We stayed in Rome in the middle of August for a cousin's wedding. Taking the long flight from the states, Sapore di Casa was exactly what we needed! Clean rooms, clean bathroom, and best of all: AIR CONDITIONING! With nearly deserted streets, SdC was only a short cab ride from Termini and strategically close enough to the main attractions (the Vatican is within walking distance). Plus, Daniela was kind enough to help us with arranging out taxi rides and the breakfasts were delicious!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike E
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lizier60, Proprietario at Sapore di Casa, responded to this review, August 31, 2011
We are very happy that you liked being here with us. Your group of "girls" seemed to enjoy very much sitting in the lounge during breakfast and chatting away: we do hope that you'll be back on your nex visit to Rome. All the best for your future (do you say "bottoms up"?)
Daniela e Max
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2011

If you are looking for an affordable place to stay outside of the tourist area, Sapore Di Casa is ideal. Not easy to find but well worth the journey. Max and Dani went above and beyond to make my family's first visit to Rome special, including picking them up at the airport and dropping us off at the train station. Direct train to the center of Rome is a 5 minute walk but the neighborhood restaurants and the gelato were just as good and much more reasonable than the tourist traps. Complimentary Wifi was great! Max and Dani, grazie mille! B, G, I, K

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kainoa1524
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lizier60, Proprietario at Sapore di Casa, responded to this review, August 23, 2011
Ciao. We are very pleased that you and your family were satisfied with your stay with us and hope to see you again or, maybe, to come to your country visiting you. Ciao dani e Max
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

Sapore di Casa is very nice B&B in Rome.The room is very clean and charming.Daniela and Max are very kindlly and great hostess/host.
Hope to stay here again!

Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Thank lovinParis
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lizier60, Proprietario at Sapore di Casa, responded to this review, August 23, 2011
Ciao. We are very pleased that you and your family were satisfied with your stay with us and hope to see you again or, maybe, to come to your country visiting you. Ciao dani e Max
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Potter Valley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

Daniela and Max were perfect hosts and the room was spacious and clean. Max picked us up at the airport and waited for us a long time as we had some delays. We had a wonderful breakfast each morning and really enjoyed their company.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jeannie002
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lizier60, Proprietario at Sapore di Casa, responded to this review, June 21, 2011
Ciao Jeannie, we are so happy about your kind comment about your stay with us when ìn Rome. Daniela and I enjoyed very much your company and were surprised by the way you smile at life.
So love to you and both your niece. Who knows?, we might pop in USA and visit YOU.
God bless you
Daniela and Max
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2011

Very nioce B&B located in a quite area of Rome but very near and well connected to the center.
We enjoyed the breakfast and, most important, very clean and very well kept rooms.
We loved the "dolce vita room", my first night on a canopy bed......
Daniela and Max were very helpful in every way.
Hope to be back soon.
Ciao Roma :-)

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank siuyumakiungu
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lizier60, Proprietario at Sapore di Casa, responded to this review, June 20, 2011
Ciao siuyumaki
thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor about your stay at Sapore di Casa in Rome- We were happy to have you here and hope you'll be with us when in Rome again. So, see you next time.
Ciao
Daniela e Max
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Property: Sapore di Casa
Address: Via Attilio Friggeri 94, 00136 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #150 of 1,067 Specialty Lodging in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The B&B SaporediCasa is located in the Balduina quarter, on the fourth floor of a residential block (there is a lift, no fear!), quite near St.Peter’s and the Vatican City. It is a quiet and safe area where any kind of shops and facilities are available. It is also well connected to the centre by metro, urban train and 5 bus lines: 5 minutes from metro A stop CIPRO 6 minutes from metro FM3 stop St.Peter’s, 10 minutes from the Vatican Museums, 15 minutes from St.Angel’s Castle, 20 minutes from Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna with the Spanish Steps. The Zodiaco panoramic terrace is nearby with one of the most beautiful views in Rome. Our B&B has 3 comfortable rooms and 1 bathroom for our guests. There’s a comfortable lounge/ dining room where we normally serve continental breakfast, but, on request, we can also prepare a real English one. Also we can serve dinner with typical Roman specialties cooked by your hosts, but you’ll have to give a 24 hours notice. The FM3 Balduina station is only 5 minutes away: this train will take you to St Peter’s, the Vatican City and Porta Portese flea market which is held every Sunday morning. 2 minutes only are needed to get to Viale Medaglie d’oro where is a taxi rank and 5 bus lines are available. The same FM3 train reaches Rome from Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) airport. ... more   less 
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