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Ristorante Il Piccolo Mondo
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Ranked #345 of 12,134 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $54
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Description: Back in 1954, a landlord of Amatrice opened this cellar to offer wine tastings of a very special wine produced by himself in the area of the Roman Castles. This Hostaria then became a Restaurant in the 1960s, and was managed by the sons of the owner, in the magic years of la "Dolce Vita". Soon guests from all over the world started visiting this restaurant, hence the name "Il Piccolo Mondo" (Small World). Today "Il Piccolo Mondo" offers the authentic traditional roman cuisine, with a modern twist. The restaurant's professionalism and constant desire to re-elaborate traditional ingredients shows their intention of respecting the past to create the future. The restaurant is divided into three main halls, able to host birthdays, lunches, dinners for any kind of event, always focusing on a high level of service and an extraordinary refined menu. Each menu is specifically selected and personalized by our Chef, based on the availability of the finest products of the season, and the highest quality of the ingredients. The staff of "Il Piccolo Mondo" is prepared and organized to support our Guests in the organization of their events. The staff works perfectly side by side with the Client, and will always find the perfect way to fulfill the requests and specific needs of each individual or group. We will follow you from the beginning to the end of the event. Our Chef Kristjan Kocjan, with his great experience and professionalism, he will be able to guide you through a culinary path mixing tradition and innovation. Our menu offers a range of dishes from real authentic "old" flavours to innovative mixtures, able to satisfy the most particular needs of our Guests. This food journey will take you, from the appetizer to the dessert, through an unforgettable experience for the mind and the heart.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“tourist trap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

overpriced. below average food. pictures on the website are not really what you get on your plate. seems like most of the dishes prepared way before and just heated prior to serving. buffalo mozzarella was a great disappointment - worse then anywhere else in Italy.

Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Service Good, Food OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Food very heavy and greasy so if thats your kind of thing then this is the place. Service was great but compared to more fresh local offerings, this is not a great choice. Really just an average situation in an exceptional area!

  • Visited August 2013
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Sint-Amands, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good, no more”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Close to hotel NH Veneto Vittorio, came along when stolling in The neighbourhood. Good resto generally spoken. Service depends on waiter, some are a bit of short and dry, others very open and friendly. Food ok, no more no less. Fair priced. Old bread for 6 EUR was a rip off, reject this!! Rest was ok.

Visited August 2013
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Stefano A A, Direttore at Ristorante Il Piccolo Mondo, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Google Translation
Gentile Signore,
la ringrazio per la sua recensione. devo dirle pero' che il pane viene fatto da noi, e non comprato,
tutti i pomeriggi, quindi infornato intorno alle 17,30. lei avra' mangiato intorno alle 20,30
e' vecchio un pane di 2 ore di vita?
cmq se ci tornera' a trovare le mostrero' con piacere la preparazione del pane.
un cordiale saluto
stefano ajelli
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Karlstad, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tasty for a reasonable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

We enjoyed the service and the prices were decent compared to other restaurants in the area. A 2-course meal with water to drink landed us at about 40 Euros and we also got free limoncellos and biscuits. I would recommend sitting inside as people selling flowers will hackle you if you are seated outside. Somewhat annoying for us since we went as a couple.

Visited July 2013
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“Average Italian meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

We went here as it was close to our hotel and we wanted to sample some Italian food and the previous trip advisor reports suggested it was quite good.

The restaurant and outside pavement eating areas were fine as was the service and food, but nothing to write home about. If you are just looking for a casual meal and nothing memorable then this is an ok place. It is probably better when in a group where the company is more important than the food and ambience.

Would I go back? There was nothing wrong with it but the answer is probably not.

  • Visited July 2013
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