We stayed this visit on the Aventine hill and this restaurant was just a short walk to the Testaccio neighborhood. We found the food to be excellent, the service very friendly and we had no problem with the handwritten bill. Both younger waiters speak good English and we got excellent recommendations on what to order. The restaurant specializes in seafood, and we were recommended a couple of items that weren't even on the daily menu. I had the tuna tartare for instance, which was pure goodness of the freshest and most amazing tuna. Needed no garnish except salt, pepper and bit of olive oil. We were happy enough that we returned the next day. They asked what I wanted and when I asked for prawns, the waiter suggested a platter of grilled seafood--gamberi, scampi and calamari. Was quite lovely. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. We also left ourselves in the waiter's capable hands when ordering red wine the first night and beer the next. He came back with excellent choices. He was disappointed we didn't order white wine, but once we asked for red, he brought us an excellent inexpensive half-bottle. We will be back to Al Callarello the next time we visit Rome.
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