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“Worth searching out” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mordi e Vai

Mordi e Vai
Ranked #68 of 12,044 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $5
Cuisines: Italian, Fast Food, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Cash Only, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Testaccio
Description: Mordi e Vai by Sergio Esposito, Roman cuisine, regional champion in 2013 in the category of street food (premium received by the "Gambero Rosso"). Stuffing sandwiches, mostly with simple dishes of Roman tradition and not only ... The tripe with tomato sauce and bacon, the Scottona allesso (house specialty), the picchiapo, the sausages (Cecchini), and then boiled dumplings ... one leads to another. Flavors, simple and raw materials of excellence! The meat, strictly "Scottona", the bread, baked fresh every morning from the ancient oven "Passi" in Testaccio, are some of the elements in a short time have consecrated "Mordi & Vai" as a must see for roman lovers of street food.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth searching out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We spent a day doing a street food crawl in Rome and made it over to Mordi E Vai. There was a line but you just grab a number and wait for your turn..so worth it. I highly recommend the boiled beef with carrots and onions. It was probably some of the best food we had our trip for less than 4 euros a sandwich. No fuss. No pomp and circumstance. No crazy queues. Just good ole Roman food in a sandwich form. A must next time we come back to Rome.

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“A++++”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Even better now that there is place for sitting in the center of the market, and you can take a number because of the long lines. How much you enjoy your sandwich depends on the ingredients that you choose. I recommend the bollito, or boiled beef with either chicory or artichoke. Most are meats, but there is also a vegetariano as well. If you enjoy food markets and especially different food, come here like all the Romans. As a Roman remarked to me, I keep getting fatter, but I'm addicted. Agreed.

  • Visited May 2014
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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“Sergio makes the place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Amazing experience !!! Sergio the owner recives everybody and makes the paninis ... A lot of fun , but i recomend to learn a little of italian ( just to make it completly ) .
The carciofi one is very good!!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Riga, Latvia
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“Tasty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed nearby and wanted to have something to eat, nothing too serious. We chose this place based on reviews on Tripadvisor and it was indeed good and cheap. There were some interesting things they put in the sandwiches like meat sauce one would usually expect to eat with potatoes and it was slightly spicy and very tasty. If you can't choose from anything from the Italian menu, ask the sandwich master what does he prefer.

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Rome, Italy
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“Sandwich Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

This wonderful restaurant is located in the heart of Rome. I had such a lovely brunch with my future husband and we would like to recommend the Alesso e salsa verde sandwich. We ordered to go because we wanted to see more of Rome but we can to go back in the afternoon for another round of their meat sandwiches. They were really delicious and the server said that’s its usually packed every lunch time around 12nn. I saw the owner, Sergio, he was a charming old chap too. He was smiling and waving at everyone who said hi to him and whoever wanted to randomly take his picture.

  • Visited December 2013
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