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“Two Pizzas... Two hours waiting time” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tempio di Mecenate

Tempio di Mecenate
Ranked #1,517 of 12,045 Restaurants in Rome
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Esquilino
Rambouillet, France
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Two Pizzas... Two hours waiting time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Did not enjoy at all the dinner at this place... Outside on the terrace, the white garden chairs were dirty and uncomfortable. The service was appalling and the pizzas taste better anywhere else, even outside Italy. We took a beer with it, the pint for EUR 5. Everybody was smoking around us... and it took the servant more than 30 minutes to prepare the bill. With a plate of antipasti italiani and a small aperitivo, we paid EUR 50.

For sure, not again.

1 Thank AndreasRMB
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Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“there was an odd smell on the terrace, pizza was dry”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

The pizza is between 8-10 euro but i wouldn`t recommend it cause it is dry, burnt on the edges and poor topping. The service was good and fast but it isn`t enough.. we were seated on the terrace and there was this pungent smell. The tip is included in the bill - 1.5 euro/ pers

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Andrei C
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Vancouver, Canada
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Location, Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We visited this place by chance, As all of the other restaurants were packed. Lucky us, as the place was a very nice surprise. Good food, fast service, great location.

Thank Stefan L
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131 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Friendly, excellent food and service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Sunday night , rain storm, found us seeking shelter in the tempio de Mecenate. Outside tables were a mix of Locals and a few tourists, inside mainly locals. The waiters were all good fun, very little English spoken but friendly and helpful and joking with each other and the boss and a few elder tipsy local visitors, in all very friendly. Food was great Veal T bone 13 euro. Veal escalope in lemon sauce 12 euro, salad , veg, potatoes all 5 euro. Water still or gas 2 euro ltr. Wine red white 4.5 euro 1/2 ltr 9 ltr. 15 euro a bottle. Bread /cover 1.5 euro. In summary, great food some really excellent, many locals, reasonable and friendly. Ps spotless toilets downstairs with soap and towels, very clean. Total bill 51 euro, ex service, not added tip as you think. Going back tomorrow.

  • Visited September 2013
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12 reviews
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“Fast food of poor quality”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Moral to the story... Book your table early for a Saturday night in Rome.
We walked Monti for an hour in search of one tavola per due. Finally had to settle on this one.
Very busy does not always mean quality... Also never eat on a piazza near a busy road.
Stuffed zucchini flowers came out deepfried in batter.... Oh the humanity... With fries on the plate.
Bruschetta - limp flavourless tomato with little oil or seasoning... Had to ask repeatedly for oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to finish the chef's job.
Do not order the porchetta... Catch a cab to the pigna district!
Spaghetti and clams OK but not memorable.
Bottle of water - asked for aqua frissante, got aqua naturals.
Bottle of proseco.
62 euro.

Book a table elsewhere early!

Thank BruceandTania
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