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“Lots of atmosphere mediocre food and service”
Review of Trattoria Settimio

Trattoria Settimio
Ranked #8,115 of 12,875 Restaurants in Rome
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

This place has lots of charm and is a classic Mom and Pop. Problem is they can 't cook and have a very limited menu. The only primi was rigatoni with tomato sauce which came before the antipasti I had ordered. Both were pedestrian. Stale bread. Find another Mom.

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Thank Peter V
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

As Italy's culture & culinary taste change it good to know that there is a Trattoria run by a husband and wife with an interior that reminds me of the first trattoria I eat at in the 1960's. On the Via del Pellegrino(the old Via Papale that run through Medieval & Renaisance Rome) behind the Cancelleria you will find Trattoria Settimio. The place's mystic is its closed door and bell ringer! Mario will check who's out there and then will or will not let you in. Once inside you sit on old wooden chairs at old wooden tables. The menu is what is made that day. Since our apartment was around the corner we went there three time. First for lunch then for two dinners. Teresa orchestrates the kitchen sending out wonder classic Piatti alla Romana. I had wonderful pasta including on Sunday nite homemade fettuccine in a light tomato sauce. One entree that was memorable was a veal, most likely breast, stuffed & served in a light sauce.The other great entree was her Ossobuco. The meat fell off the bone and was served in a brown sauce with the taste of a typical battuta. I will be visiting my new friends when I return in May.

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Thank ALFREDUCCIO
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Better to look for another place to give your business to. This place is very simple, very small menu and choice of wine, small dishes (you need at least 3 to walk away filled), although cooked nicely, but they truly make you feel unwelcome by their uninterested and rude service.

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1  Thank DutchCarioca
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

I have been going to Settimio al Pellegrino for more than 20 years. The quality of food is excellent. As with typical roman trattoria, the menu changes by the day of the week, plus some specials as rigatoni and polpette are always available. Try the gnocchi on Thursday, and the polpette which are really exquisite. Also homemade fettuccine on Sunday morning are a must. The owners are always present, Teresa reigns over the kitchen and Mario is the PR guy. Very familiar ambience and atmosphere, it looks like you are eating at home with some friends.

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1  Thank Stefano964
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

Settimio is a small tratoria (family owned restaurant) that proposes a limited but delicious selection of traditional Roman food. Delicious « pasta e ceci » (pasta and beans soup). The door is a somewhat hidden; you have to ring the bell. You definitely should make a reservation.

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Thank ponyfabi
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