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“This wonderful Life......”
Review of Life

Life
Ranked #138 of 12,361 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $90
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Stamford, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“This wonderful Life......”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Our first meal at Life was so good we returned the following evening. 
The first night we both had the truffle tasting menu with four different wines and at 55 Euro each it was very good value, the portions are generous, not tasting size, it was a well cooked modern take on traditional dishes, including duck breast, cheese and bresaola starter, pasta course, then steak with a truffle sauce all delicious and accompanied by excellent wines, completed by desert and sweet wine.
The following evening my wife had lobster taglionnini , which she said was the best pasta she had eaten and my spag a la vongole was excellent as was the rest of our dinner, especially the artichoke Romana.
The great thing in Life is that you can have a pizza or pasta for 10 euro or spend much more. Either way it will be well cooked delicious food made with fresh ingredients served by charming and efficient staff and you are made to feel welcome.
The best tables for couples are in the small quiet room at the back, the other rooms are bright and busy. This was a trip advisor recommendation that we fully endorse and our best restaurant experience in Rome. Well done Life.

  • Visited December 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, average service, subpar food”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

After eating at Osteria Barberini and Il Gabriello the previous nights, my boyfriend and I were disappointed by our lunch at Life. The bruschette and tomato soup were average. Our server recommended the pappardelle pasta with duck and apples. I was expecting a more wholesome, unique dish. Instead, the apples were cut in very tiny, unnoticeable pieces, and the nearly "ground" duck overpowered any apple flavor. It wasn't very savory. My boyfriend got the pizza with mushrooms and black truffle oil. The mushrooms tasted awful, and the truffle oil was nothing compared to the truffle experience we had at Osteria Barberini. By the end of the meal, we decided to save our money and skip on dessert.

If you care about atmosphere, Life has a modern, clean interior and a romantic feel. The service was average. All in all, since food is most important to us in a restaurant, I have to give Life two stars.

  • Visited December 2012
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and ambience”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

What a hidden gem found at the last minute (17/11) on Trip advisor.
We were greeted at the door by the owner who was eating on the table next to us with friends. The staff and service was great, my girfriend had the €55 truffle taster menu and I had a superb steak with some excellent wine. To top it off the owner gave us a complimentary drink!!
Will be back on my next visit to Rome.

  • Visited November 2012
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“very nice restaurant”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Excellent pizza and pasta, reasonable prices, very kind personel. internet reservations very convenient.

Visited December 2012
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“Fabulous night”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We had this resturaunt recommended by our hotel concierge and were not disappointed m
The staff were great couldnot have been more helpful they had a couple of rude patrons at table next to us but they handled it impeccably our meal was excellent and we had a most enjoyable night would go again if we are in Rome again

  • Visited October 2012
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