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“Food simply disappointing for Roman standards”
Review of Piperno

Piperno
Ranked #1,463 of 13,226 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The restaurant was warmly recommended to me by Romans. But the place is not that great, not that well located and the food is simply average. You can definitely find much better in Roma. The environment is not fantastic

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Located in the Jewish ghetto, it has a family-run restaurant feel to it. This place is about fresh food, tradition and history. Their specialty is artichoke, which I personally never liked before till I visited Piperno. A jump in the past in Rome; tripe, tail and pajata was my favorite of the Roman cuisine; taste and perfume unmistakable.... will be back!

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

This place has delicious food and is obviously an institution with a lot of character and history. We arrived with a reservation. Host looked us up and down, walked us past our table in the front room, took our name card off the table, and walked us to the last table in the place in a back room. We were reasonably dressed, but not in coat and tie -- evidently there is a dress code to be in the front room. Nice greeting? Our waiter didn't seem thrilled to wait on Americans, and we seemed a bit "beneath" him. The food was delicious but outrageously priced. Wines were quite expensive with no house option. 15 Euros for a single piece of fried artichoke. I'm not kidding. Really? So we paid what was essentially $40 for two pieces of fried artichoke. Other places in the jewish quarter have delicious options at a fraction of the price. I gather that coming to this place involves seeing and being seen by others, and participating in the history of the place. Look at your budget and make your own choice?!

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1  Thank wjs
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

It's not the easiest to find as it is located in a dead-end alley way in the jewish ghetto but that adds to the experience (esp for us since it was about 9:45pm when we went out searching for it!)

It's an old-school place and one may say the decor could be a bit stuffy...or cozy. Depends on how you look at it. It was pretty packed with locals and some visitors. The waiters speak some english and the prices are a bit higher than other places nearby in the ghetto or trastevere.

The pasta pescatore is delicious! As is the baccala (fried salted cod) and the carciofi. For desserts, we had the fried grandpa balls - I still have no idea what that is but it was a little sweet and doughy and we thought it was fun to try w/ our expresso.

Service was good and no one rushed you and it was a good way to end the evening.

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Thank Katmik T
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Loved our experience here. Dining in a restaurant isn't just about food although the food here was very fresh and well prepared. The best carciofi Judai of the trip but in general, the food quality in Rome is high for excellent fresh and simple preparation and this met that standard.

What made Piperno special was the atmosphere. We were mostly local Italian families, some in larger groups celebrating birthdays. We were here for lunch. The walls are a rich dark green and covered with large handsome scenic paintings. It is very elegant and authentic in feeling.

We enjoyed the service, the meal and the atmosphere.The prices were not particularly above more mundane restaurants. A great place to go in the ghetto area.

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Thank Abra39
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