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“Lovely restaurant with excellent food.”
Review of Life Ristorante

Life Ristorante
Ranked #142 of 12,760 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $94
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Colonna
Description: ITA - ENG Express Cuisine where tradition meets new trends in gastronomy, selected season ingredients and home made bread, pasta and desserts. Light and gourmet lunch menu, elegant and sophisticated dinner menu. Professional personnel with a special regard for customer service with a welcoming external space that is both ample and comfortable. Special events and corporate dinner services available as well as exclusive wine and food tastings.
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We had a lovely evening for our daughters 21st birthday in a private area in the restaurant. excellent service and good food.

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Fantastic restaurant. Greeted at the door by the owner. Staff and service was great.
We had the 55 euro taster menu, food was great and would recommend to anyone.

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Thank jj06London
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Visited many different restaurants in Rome but this one ranks top on my list for ambience, service, food and price. Located off Via del Corso, Rome's main shopping street, Life offers both an insider and outdoor space to dine. The outdoor space is located on the street on the opposite side of the road offering typical street outdoor dining in Rome.

The place might look like other ' tourist looking' restaurants in Rome but its not. Menu selection and choice is wide and varied where you can have just a snack or a fully fledged dinner. I have been to the place both for lunch and dinner. The lunch option is great if you need a break during shopping, the dinner option is also as good as the ambience is versatile of make the place good both during the day and at night.

I also like it when the owners are present ensuring quality levels are not compromises. My favourite dishes here are the Tagliatelle al tarufo (delicious) and the salmon (mouth watering). Wine to drink is the local Lazio Shiraz from Casale del Giglio. Service is impeccable and all this for a very decent price!

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Thank Alex T
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

A bit harder to find but well worth it, food is excellent and the service was also great. We had 3 courses and a bottle of wine and was only 75Euros. Worth it to have one night out feeling a little pampered. Great restuarant

Thank Dave J
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

We have just returned from this restaurant, and what a huge disapointement it was...
We had a table booked, as it was our third year aniversarry, so we went there and they tried to sit us in a very crowded part of the restaurant, even if there were plenty of empty tables in the other part.
After asking for a quiet table in a corner, we were taken there.
The waiter was actually helpfull and nice, but it was the only good experience in there. After ordering a tomato soup and spaghetti alla carbonarra al tartuffo nerro, we waited something like 15 minutes before they were brought to us. My cream of tomato soup was nice but nothing special apart from the fact that the same nice waiter brought me some extra croutons, while my husband's pasta was bland and overcooked.
Second course we had 2 pizza's, a Diavola and a Capriciosa.
The Diavola had 5 slices of spicy salame and nothing else and the capriciosa was bland as the pasta and not worth finishing.
For desert we had both Tiramisu, who unexpectadly was brought in 2 small cups with a lot of cocoa powder on top. The cocoa made it pretty much unedible.
The bill came at 56 euros with 1 bottle of water included. We left 60 euro ....only because of the waiter, and we were on our way out when whe noticed that on the counter of the kitchen there were 4 plates with very big and nicely placed TIramisu's ( a huge difference from the small cups covered in cocoa that were brought to us).
We asked if the desserts on the plates were Tiramisu, and it was confirmed that YES it was, so we asked,....that what did we had? The waiter said...well Tiramisu, but it looked a bit different( a lot small and in a cup) as the plates were set for the 4 members of staff that were having dinner at a table in the restaurant and were very loud as well.
Hearing that, we have asked for the tip back and we left very disapointed.
During our stayt there was loud noise coming from the kitchen and the staff that were having dinner next to us were very loud as well, and there was no music.
As I said before, the only good experience was the male waiter that served us and one of his female colleagues.
Overall, DO NOT GO THERE !!! if you plan on having a nice evening and good food.

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