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“not good value”

Ristorante Da Diego
Ranked #9,392 of 13,057 Restaurants in Rome
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Trevi
Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

after spending some time now in Italy this restaurant was aimed at the naive tourist. fodd was over priced for what it was. service aas ok but aimed at up selling everything. they even added the tip...fof our convenience.

our now rule of thumb. ...don't go into place where they have hawkers withe the smooth talk.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

I read through the reviews and wondered if the negative reviewers had the right place. I ate here 4 nights in a row. Every dish was terrific and the canollis and tiramisu were perfect. The house wine was delicious and the serving quite generous. The outdoor seating is cozy on a cobbled alley with awnings, lemon plants, tablecloths. The wait staff is superb. I thought it was reasonably priced even considering the 2 euro per person service charge.

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1  Thank M W
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

This little restaurant is tucked away on a side street, just off the Via del Corso (east side) and just a few blocks southwest of the Fontana di Trevi. We were there on a cold night, but plenty of outside heaters made this pleasant and enjoyable. This sits in a secluded canopied alcove and feels quiet, intimate and private away from the immediate hustle and bustle just a few blocks away. The food was terrific - we tried one of the Antipasto Platters, the olives, Tagliatelle ai Porcini, a veal dish and one of the lasagna dishes. The portions were very ample and everything was fresh and delicious. The waiters and staff could not have been nicer.

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Thank JPA-Miami
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Both storm clouds and lunchtime were approaching as we ambled through the streets of Rome, so we started looking for a restaurant to keep us dry as it fed us well. Just as we turned the corner of Vicolo Sciarra the heavens opened and we managed to command a table under the far reaches of the awnings across the street from the restaurant itself. Da Diego is not fine dining by any sense. But its modest offerings were accompanied by modest prices. Service was efficient and the food satisfactory. Is it a restaurant that we would return to have a great dinner? Absolutely not. But it provided welcome shelter from the storm and hot, pleasant and satisfactory dishes.

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Thank EastVillageDenizen
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is a restaurant where it's obvious the chef/cook does not have a love of food, and is just there in the kitchen to make his money and go home. I don't like to leave negative reviews usually but I really would advise you to go elsewhere as whilst the food here is edible, and the service was incredibly pleasant there are so many more nicer places to eat, I really regret sitting down here. Unfortunately we were tired and hungry and didn't want to walk any further, and had already ordered our food before looking on TA and reading the reviews which I think are probably about right. (First lesson learnt!) From the street, it looks quite pretty with fairy lights on the parasols at the back, so we were drawn in by that but in all honesty it is a typical tourist trap with food/prices to match.

Having said that we shared a Caprese Salad to start, and the mozzarella was quite nice, with big fat tasty tomatoes. No bread though as this is presumably extra and you have to ask for it.

The disappointment was our main course pizza - Capricciosa, the description of which looked very nice. The ham consisted of a fat slice of processed ham just cut carelessly into uneven strips and slung over the top. I don't even think it had been cooked with the pizza, so it had the look of 'warm' ham and so unappetising we picked it all off the top and put on the side of the plate.

We basically ate our food and left, with some regrets that we'd wasted one of our nights eating food which was on reflection expensive for what it was and not that nice. We were in the same area today, and meeting an Italian friend and went to a wonderful place - Osteria dell' Ingegno (Piazza di Pietra) just around the corner which was wonderful - full of Italian business people having lunch (always a good sign!) if we had known we would def have gone here instead.

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Thank sexymonkeylady
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