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“Nothing special, and no receipt”
Review of Trattoria dell'Omo

Trattoria dell'Omo
Ranked #489 of 12,594 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Esquilino
Reviewed February 22, 2013

First of all, the food was fine - good, hearty traditional Roman fare. But we were in Rome for 4 days and thanks to Tripadvisor, we had plenty of good meals - with a little foresight, it's not hard to eat well without being ripped off.
The prices were average for Rome, but in this case the service was indifferent, the atmosphere dated and the neighborhood unpleasant.
The "cherry on top" (and the reason for my one-star review; otherwise I'd probably have given it three) was the lack of an official receipt - just a handwritten list of numbers - which does not bode well for the restaurant's honesty in a country where tax evasion is a terrible problem. It's actually illegal for a restaurant not to give a proper receipt, and the client can be fined too if stopped by the Guardia di Finanza without one.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Don´t let the shabby sign fool you, or the ugly interior...The best food we have had in Italy :) The restaurant is family-run and always full. You will have to wait for your dish - a long time. Sometimes you even have to wait to get the menu (they only have like three)... But the food is so delicious you forgive them and come again tomorrow :)

Thank A_MKH
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We went to this rstaurant on the strength of good reviews from this site. Like someone else said, peeping through the window it looks like a greasy spoon cafe in need of an update. Once inside however the welcome is warm and the food excellent. Incidentally I've never seen a waiter remember every one of the orders from the dozen or so tables without writing anything down, but Antonio did just that - impressive!

Thank rogercliffe31
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Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Very good food. However, the service was not so good: the restaurant was full and they had only 2 persons to attend every table! I recommend going very early in the evening or very late.

Thank Ana P
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is a great Trattoria that definitely deserves a visit (or 2!) when you are in Rome. When you first walk in, you can see that the trattoria has been there for years and once you’ve tasted the food you know why they are still there; the food is amazing, the pasta is especially excellent, the prosciutto is cut in front of your eyes and the house wine is delicious and cheap! It is not a fancy tourist restaurant like there are so many off in Rome but a small family run place and you will be welcomed with open arms, like an old friend. When we said that we were in Rome to see the Roma v Juventus match (supporting Juventus) Antonio brought out the Roma shirt and had some fun (see picture) especially when we came back after the lost match. We went here on our first night and came back twice in the next 3 days and it was always full with locals as well as some tourists. Next time in Rome we will definitely be back!

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Thank Ellen B
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