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“Legendary and trendy spot” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harry's Bar

Harry's Bar
Ranked #938 of 12,045 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Description: In order to write the story of this cafe we should get to meet every person who has gone to it, or most of them. Certainly each one of them would have a bit of story kept in the casket of their memories. Memories of unforgettable moment, but above all of a bit of history which has helped our Country to be born again. It was the Sixties and our bar proudly represented the meeting place of the " By nigth " Rome, of the " Dolce vita " (Sweet life), the place where riotous loves were born, where never revealed agreements were signed, were everything was familiar ... This was Harry's Bar. In the hearts of the ones who patronenized it, it never died, despite the hard times. Harry's Bar Rome was born in 1959, took its name only in 1962 but the cafe existed since 1918. It was the Golden Gate Confectioner's, quoted in many books. At the end of the Twenties it became part of the De Gasperis' family until 1958, the very year it cake to be American Bar Restaurant. Today the cafe shines in its Boisseirie, and in its plasters, more then 35 years old, of late renovated, the same feel you got in those years. He who doesn't know Harry's Bar Rome, has now good reason to go and see it. Legendary Harry's Bar is the unique place that evokes tbc "Dolce Vita' as if it were a clip from the film, creating a vivid flashback to the golden era of the Via Veneto, when Frank Sinatra sang at the piano and all the stars made their appearance in this bar/restaurant full of glamour and style. As in the roaring sixties, you can still sip an aperitif, enjoy the live piano bar every evening and dive into tbc magic of the Via Veneto from the exclusive and fascinating Harry's Bar. The refined cuisine recalls the freshness of Mediterranean flavours based on prime ingredients. Tradition and fantasy inspire the elegant dishes of the menu, accompanied by the most prestigious labels and a high class service.
Chisinau, Moldova
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Legendary and trendy spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

Staying in a hotel which turned out to be next to the legendary "Harry's Bar" featured in "La Dolce Vita" I just couldn't miss an opportunity to drop in for at least a cup of coffee. Though the 2 cups of coffee latte set us back to 20 euros I can't say that it was any better than the coffee latte we enjoyed each morning while having our hotel breakfast. The complimentary biscuits were also not the best ones we tried while staying in Rome. Anyway, we don't regret the money spent there as the service was prompt, the staff are really respectful and we just felt good at that place.

  • Visited April 2014
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Monterey, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

Excellent food and service. The inside is very plush. The location is great too. It is close to the Spanish Steps and the wonderful shops on Via Veneto.

Visited April 2014
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“La Dolce Vita”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

I fought my husband with tooth & nails not to go there but he talked me into 1 drink. That was the beginning of my love affair with Harry's Bar in Rome. Every little detail including the service & the patrons, was perfect. Talk about beautiful people.... I felt like I was on a movie set. Ok, now about the food; there are two types of food that I absolutely adore & each one could be the most amazing or the worst food. 1. Simple capellini pomodoro. Ok, I found the best one ever & it was at Harry's. 2nd: which is much easier to stomach if not prepared perfectly, Dover Sole. Well, the sole at Harry's was cooked, seasoned & sauced to perfection. I couldn't get enough & when we go back in July, I know where & what I'm eating.

  • Visited April 2014
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California
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“A wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

The food is wonderfully repeated and presented - the cocktails and wine list is impressive - the ambience is very suitable for a romantic dinner. Service excellent. All in all a memorable dinner. I 'll be back.

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Trondheim Municipality, Norway
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“Nice place with live music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had a good time here enjoying some food, drinks and a female singer that had som nice songs on her reportoir.

Visited April 2014
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