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“Friendly restaurant...”
Review of Maranega

Maranega
Ranked #1,779 of 12,448 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $9 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
428 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
“Friendly restaurant...”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

As a shisha smoker, i visited a few properties in Rome, and this was by far the best of them all. There are some comments that if you are a shisha smoker, then the shisha is average, and those comments are correct, however one cannot compare the shisha offered in the Middle East to the shisha offered in Rome or anywhere in Europe for that matter... The food here is very tasty, the staff are very friendly and the owner generally has a care for his business offering one of the better services in Rome.

This would not be a Romantic type place to go to in my opinion, but great to stop in either for lunch or for dinner. One of the more lively places in Rome.

  • Visited August 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Ok for drinks”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Dropped in for an early evening drink out of the sun. Good air con, and a friendly waitress. Right on the square the prices for the drinks were good. Decided not to eat here as I had my back to the square I noticed a homeless man lying off to my left among the bins. Not the restaurants fault but felt so guilty eating there with him in my sights. Food looked a bit unappetising anyway and the head honcho who had taken residence at the top table with all the off duty staff gave it an air of a student bar rather than a romantic restaurant so moved on.

Visited August 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“it is a no no”
Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

We have been convinced by the great sales skills of the guys outside the restaurant. Then, disappointment! Usual precooked food. Awful pizza. The bruschette are ok but no enough to make it acceptable. I know you are in Campo de fiori, nice location, but this is giving tourists a bad image of Italy

Visited August 2013
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not good at all”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

The owner of the restaurant sweet talked us into going into the restaurant and was very friendly on entrance, offering us 2 free glasses of champagne, however that is where the friendliness ended. We never received the free glasses of champagne, and the waiting staff were very unfriendly and moody, they made us feel unwelcome and uncomfortable. Once my boyfriend's main arrived, spaghetti carbonara with bacon, there was hardly any bacon in it - no exaggeration it was ALL fat from the bacon. I know that European bacon can be slightly more fatty, but this had no meat whatsoever. We swiftly finished our meals and although we were tempted by the puddings when we first entered, decided to give them a miss and go elsewhere after such awful service and food. So, overall, wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited July 2013
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Lancashire
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“Let down considering what was expected”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Chosen as a result of Trip Advisor rating.

Very disappointing. Main course arrived whilst still eating Appetiser.

Returned main course obviously 'warmed up' - pasta very disattisfactory - chewy and hard.

Sweets provided - pathetic

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  • Visited August 2013
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