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“Nice family italian restaurant”
Review of Taverna Cestia

Taverna Cestia
Ranked #1,590 of 12,448 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $44
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Aventine
Haifa, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice family italian restaurant”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is a typical Rome restaurant where locals like, based on the people eating. We chose it because it was close to our hotel and the reviews in tripadvisor. We ate there twice and the food was very tasty. The waiters are very experienced. The second time the restaurant was completely full and people were waiting to get a table. But, this time the service was a little slow... Pasta with sea food was excellent as well as a very big plate with moules with wine sauce. Not in the centre where all the tourist restaurants are but it's located 2 minutes from Piramide metro station at Testaccio.

  • Visited July 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Family atmosphere. ”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

..Where locals eat. Perfect risotto and pasta.
Om a sunday it was almost full. Many waitors made the service go smooth, and with the local guest and the old lovely waitors it was a great experience. The food was lovely.

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Thank Mads S
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Derby, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
523 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Locals Love It!”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Our family has a relative living in Rome, and she chose Taverna Cestia for a large group to eat. That says a lot when local folks visit this restaurant regularly. Of course it was helpful to have someone answer our questions from the all Italian menu. My Eggplant Parmigiana was SO good! Taverna Cestia is conveniently located across the street from the Pyramid Metro stop.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank NancyinDerby
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Stuttgart, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Best seafood pasta I've ever had”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

The seafood spaghetti was outstanding and loaded with all sorts of different seafood. Large portions, the squid wasn't the least bit chewy, and the oysters and clams came easily out of their shells. They have a nice, shaded outdoor location near a metro with an occasional breeze coming down the hill. They even take Discover card.

  • Visited June 2013
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Woodstock, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Good pasta!”
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

This is a very good traditional Italian restaurant. The pasta was tremendous. The chicken my wife had was very good, but a tad dry. The veal I had was excellent.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank OurWander-FilledLife
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