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“A quiet but pleasant place to eat”

Ristorante da Giovanni di Valentino
Ranked #1,806 of 12,522 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Esquilino
Newport, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A quiet but pleasant place to eat”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went to the Giovanni as we had arrived late from the airport and the restaurant was just opposite the Hotel Morgana where we stayed. The proprietor is a jovial chap who speaks really good English and was very welcoming.
The prices are very reasonable, we had pasta first time we went and I had Sea Bass the second time (yes, we went twice in 3 days). The house wine is also very good at €8 a bottle (yes...a bottle).
Service was quick and the food was nicely cooked. A rather limited choice of sweets though, first night there was only fresh fruit salad or ice cream. The second time they had mimosa cake and tiramisu, my favourite.
I'm sure there are better places to eat, but the place was comfortable, friendly and not too expensive, so ticked our boxes.

Visited August 2013
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
313 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Very small traditional family run restaurant”
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Very small traditional family run restaurant - but good menu reasonable prices for food and drink very friendly family and giovani will sing for you and play guitar - and he is very good. If you are near termini please give it a try

  • Visited August 2013
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Parkland, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Tiny Trattoria, but awesome food, great wines & mixed drinks... & cold beer and warm welcome! Close to Termini Station, handy to buses, open til 1:00am, usually. Loved dining outside on the street

Visited July 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A nice little find.....”
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

This was a really pleasant small, family run, restaurant. All the food we had was freshly prepared and very tasty. It's in a bit of a rough area behind the central terminus and doesn't look like much from outside, but it's really worth a Visit. We liked it so much we went back for a second go!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“a real mama and papa place”
Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Great place, great atmosphere, lots of local clients, which always a good sign, no rip-offs, just good honest food and good honest service, plus goivanni 's occasional guitar playing entertainment.. recommended !

Visited May 2013
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