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“Way overrated!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ditirambo

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Ranked #369 of 12,045 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Way overrated!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

Got to Ditirambo on a futbol game night so the place was dead when we walked in about 7pm. Host was very nice and said it was fine to come back later, that there would be plenty of seats. We came back about 8:30, restaurant was nearly full. We got a seat right by the front door on a chilly night, so it was cold. Waiter was fine and knowledgeable about the wine list, but the host had lost his kind character when we showed up. And frankly, being a Roman restaurant is no excuse.
Food - had a goat cheese(?) with balsamic dressing of some sort as an appetizer. In hindsight, it seems like a ad combo, kinda like milk and orange juice together.
Main courses were average for both of us.
Super disappointed as this was our last night in Rome and we found the place after googling best restaurants in Rome and finding a Guardian article written by a woman who had lived in Rome for several years.
So what can I say? The place was nearly packed when we sat down, the Guardian praised it, a tourbook did the same, but I thought it sucked.

  • Visited November 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice italian food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Nice ambiance, food average, service a bit slow, but the restaurant was full. We had the house special of the day, which tasted ok, but was not very special. The Tirumisu was very good though.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Had dinner here in late October. Service was just adequate, and food was nothing special, good, but nothing out of the ordinary. Very expensive meal compared to other restaurants in the area. Went because the place gets good reviews, but I guess this isn't one of them. It wasn't terrible, it was good, but not as good as our expectations based on others reviews and the food preparation.

Visited October 2012
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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

We found this restaurant using an app called GuidePal I downloaded for our visit. It was a little difficult to find, but definitely worth it. I had the pasta with shrimp, two large shrimps and a tasty sauce. It was good, but it was nothing compared to what my boyfriend had - the pappardelle pasta with a creamy meat sauce, wild rabbit if I remember. It was absolutely the best dish we had on our entire trip. My boyfriend says he dreams of it at night.

We would definitely go back to eat again, probably multiple times.

Visited November 2012
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“Good taste of Italy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

We ate a prebooked four course menu. Everything was excellent, especially the first course which was four different apertizers of fish. The first course followed by two different pasta dishes, both vegetarian. Also very delicious with "al dente" home made pasta. When the third course came in we all were very satisfied and perhaps they served us too much food? Therefore we didn't enjoy the dessert as much as we should have? My recommendation is to order only three courses, that's good enough.

  • Visited September 2012
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