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“Simple but good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alfredo e Ada

Alfredo e Ada
Ranked #198 of 12,044 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Simple but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

This place is hard to find. It's a very little restaurant with no menu card. The owner presents two choices. The pasta was excellent! Prices are very reasonable.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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314 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Like no other”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

This is a tiny place, 10 tables or so. There is no menu, and you have to speak and understand Italian, as your choices will be presented to you verbally. There are a handful of choices for antipasti, primi, secondi, and the entire meal costs EUR21 per person, including a carafe of house wine and biscotti for dessert. Selection of drinks is limited, and there is no coffee. The food is home-made, good quality, no haute-cuisine (so keep your expectations in check), but very tasty. An experience like no other, not easily found in a major city, I definitely recommend this place for those who like their food experience with an uncommon local flavor.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Peasant style.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

l reckon this a how food was served decades ago. She cooks, he serves. Mowe offered around 3 choices per course. It s all simple, filling food in traditional style and it tastes superb. There is only one desert - biscuits to dunk in wine. Despite the plain / basic experience, the place is a gem.You'd do well to arrive early... a queue forms 10 minutes after it opens. Its also the only place in Rome where I evidenced what I'd already suspected is standard practice across the city....locals only pay a fraction of what foreigners are charged.Two local girls on our table had the same as we did & were charged ?20 less.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“An unbelievable find in a big city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

This is a local restaurant which one could expect to find in a small Italian town and not in the middle of Rome! The food is simple, but very good. The wine is average, but an expensive superb wine wouldn't fit in here. If you want a gourmet meal, look elsewhere. If you want a fantastic atmosphere and good and extremely inexpensive food, please try to get a free seat at this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Not to my taste”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Much-patronized by a local crowd, with simple dishes that are well-made if not especially well-presented. Many people will like this as an "authentic Roman restaurant", without understanding what that means. Roman food is poor man's food. Meats are from less-desirable cuts, pastas have less contents, and much use is made of internal organs.
For my tastes, I would have preferred more space, more comfortable seats, less-harsh lighting, and more meat and cheese in my lasagne.
The average tourist will be utterly unable to find this restaurant, though it s an easy walk from Piazza Navona. If you really want to go, get a Roman friend to bring you.

  • Visited November 2012
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