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Antica Taverna Al.ba
Ranked #4,195 of 12,165 Restaurants in Rome
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Esquilino
Perth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Avoid! ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

We entered the restaurant after seeing the TripAdvisor sticker on the door outside only to find out later that it was a big mistake. Service was poor and it took more time than usual for them to serve. The main steward was rude and wasn't really hospitable or inviting in his behaviour. We ordered Ravioli and kind of Spaghetti with Mushrooms in it. Ravioli seemed very hard and dry and was nothing like the other Raviolis we have had in the past. Spaghetti was passable without any any real flavours in it. Oh, and the best part is we ordered for a bottled mineral water and we were given water in plastic container which we later discovered wasn't from an opened water bottle but from some sort of machine which we highly doubted. The place was very very pricey for the stuff they have going there. Would advise you to avoid this place as there are so many good restaurants around. You are warned!

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Zurrieq, Malta
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Well worth it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

We visited this restaurant on more than one occasion during our trip. At all times we were satisfied with food, service & price. The pizzas are great, other dishes are of less quality but still good. Would recommend the restaurant especially for its relaxed Roman atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Melvyn C
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Antica Taverna Al.ba, Rome, June 2013.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

This restaurant was right across the road from our hotel so thought we'd try it. Glad we did because it was amazing. Had the funghi pizza. We could see the pizzas being made in the stone bake oven and it didn't take long. Service was good, price was good, and more importantly the food was good. We went back again the next day. Highly recommend to anyone going to Rome.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Gavin L
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Went in to eat in this resturant as we saw a tripadviser sticker on the door and thought it must be good, boy was I wrong I ordered lasanage it was the worst lasanage I have ever had in my life just a bit of of a mess on a plate my husband ordered steak and potatoes and got a very small peice of meat on the plate I would not even call it meat it was full of fat and not cooked well, then when we got the bill they had extra charges on it of 5 euro and 4 euro when we asked what this charge was he ranted on about 5 euro for coverts that we never had and it is not for me it is his boss that chargebut he charged us for them anyway never heard anything like it before in my life they are worse then robbing it out of ur pocket plus they charged the extra 4 euro for the potatoes with the so called steak. Our bill came to 56 euro for pure crap. Do not go there what ever you do.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank sashamcardle
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Stafford, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fresh, authentic italian food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

I suppose we all may have different experiences, but in our case, the restaurant offered a really good service for a reasonable price. It's not a big place but is quite cosy and although there was only one waiter, the food was served on time. Everyone was really friendly and most of them spoke in english. The first time we had pizza, which was delicious, freshly made in a traditional oven. We decided to return and have proper italian pasta, equally yummy!
If you are craving for the local cuisine, this is a good choice!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank PiaDeSilva
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