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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Trastevere to playa del carmen? why not! We are a small restaurant where the flavor of our 100% Italian dishes will overwhelm you and throw you into the square of Trastevere in Rome. It is advisable to make a reservacion. 9841139141
US$1 - US$2
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Drinks
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Romana
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Street Parking, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful Italian restaurant in Playa. We had pizza, gnocchi and an appetizer and everything was amazing. Best Italian food in Playa. Excellent service. This restaurant was recommended by my friend from Rome. Indeed was great Italian food.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

Food here was amazing- we had the antipasto platter which was a great sampling of everything (bruschetta, veg, caprese, prosciutto) and then shared the mushroom and Italian sausage gnocchi which was plenty for two given the huge starter. Loved the laid back environment and fun...patio lights and setup- the staff was friendly and gave great recommendations and service. Would def eat here again and recommend for anyone looking for delish food in a laid back local spot. Also, we thought the chef’s dog, a large but adorable lab was sweet and very well behaved!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 7 May 2021 via mobile

My wife and I just finished eating at this restaurant. We’ve been trying different Italian places in Playa and this one got really good reviews so we’re excited to try it. I should mention that I am Italian American and absolutely know good Italian food....I have also traveled all over the world multiple times so don’t consider myself that stereo typical American with a limited palette. My wife and I also like animals but there’s a difference between that and having them dine with you at the same table and practically using the same utensils. So, it started off great, with some really delicious hard crusted, airy Italian bread, olive oil, spices and an antipasto salad, San Pellegrino but then it went down from there. It seem like there were dogs everywhere. The waiter even gave the dog next to us food and water and then proceeded to serve people their utensils and napkins without washing his hands. By the way, that same couple was apparently from Italy and the owner rushed out to speak to them in Italian and then proceeded to come out multiple times through out the evening to visit, bring them food, asked how things were and, help set them up to feed their dog on the table! That couple’s dog and two others got into a scuffle and had to be broken apart which just detracted more from the dining experience. We also own a farm but draw the line with fighting dogs while at the dinner table. In addition, the owner didn’t even make an attempt to come over and say hi to us or ask us how the food was or anything but, did manage to visit with the Italian couple multiple times or sit off to the side and smoke. Our pasta dishes came which were the penne arrabbiata and the special of the night which was the linguine with mushrooms and Italian sausage. Although they were both good, they were no better than we’ve had in the States or elsewhere in the world. We also tried the tiramisu which everyone said was good on TripAdvisor and thought that it was average at best. Although, our waiter was courteous the entire evening, by the time we left neither he or anyone else said goodbye or acknowledged us in anyway. It seemed as though several of them knew each other and didn’t pay much attention to us or other couples that were there at the same time, shame! I was raised differently and my Sicilian father would never have allowed this to happen.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 7 April 2021

We went here based on reviews I’d found and who would have guessed our favorite meal in Mexico would be Italian! Everything was delicious and homemade, wine was very good, and the service was amazing. It was so calm compared to the craziness on 5th...street. It would be very easy to sit here all night and enjoy the food and ambiance. Do yourself a favor and order the focaccia bread pizza as a starter or to go with your meal.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 25 March 2021 via mobile

Another trip advisor gem off the beaten track. Osteria is a must, if looking for great Italian food, wine, and atmosphere. They had live music and really relaxed friendly vibe. The food was amazing, we got the fresh, home made gnocchi steak special and the...cacio e pepe. Will definitely be back. 10/10More

Date of visit: March 2021
Federica B, Director General at Osteria De Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2021

we love youuuuuuu!!!! thank's :-)))

Reviewed 11 March 2021

The food is just amazing!! They have a great selection of wine. They have vegetarian options. Very good, excellent place. Must try!

Date of visit: March 2021
Federica B, Director General at Osteria De Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2021

thank's :-)))))

Reviewed 9 February 2021 via mobile

Amazing food and atmosphere. Friendly staff and very dog friendly and great prices. We will definitely be coming back here soon!

Date of visit: February 2021
Federica B, Director General at Osteria De Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2021

thank'sssssss :))))))

Reviewed 5 February 2021

My husband I vacationed for a week in Playa from NYC and was really looking forward to Osteria De Roma because to we did some restaurant research. Wow, the food, the atmosphere, the location and Frederica and her husband Fabricio made for special dining experience....It was so good, we ate here twice in one week. We did not repeat one single dish and all were so tasty - the pastas (seafood, carbonara, sausage and broccoli), the grilled octopus, the desserts etc... The portions were large and the price so very reasonable. The service, the music and the vibe make Osteria de Roma a must for anyone visiting Playa! Thanks again Frederica!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Federica B, Director General at Osteria De Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2021

many thank's :))))

Reviewed 31 January 2021 via mobile

We where walking in the street and looking the best Italian restaurant in Playa del Carmen, what was reccomended by our dear friend Luca Bazooka. We were mesmerised by Sol, she is like sunshine in this this rainy day also we get warm welcome from...Federica. The food and wine was amazing, i cant reccomend any other Italian place ,than this in town! Also we felt very secured, by Max a beautiful Labrador dog, what reminds childhood memories! Grazie grazie! Thank your for amazing night! Jakob and LauraMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Federica B, Director General at Osteria De Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2021

many thank's :-)))))

Reviewed 29 January 2021

My husband and i really love this place. Every time we come we get nice service and DELICIOUS FOOD. Special i love seafood night on Friday we cant wait to this every week. Amazing and cozy vibe . Very Friendly owners and people there. Thank...you for making us happier.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Federica B, Director General at Osteria De Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2021

many thank's :-)))))

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5 May 2021|
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Response from chris c | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I was in Playa del Carmen at that time, and made the reservation directly going to there place.
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Response from papijacki | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have great gluten free pasta and a couple other gluten free options.
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Yes, Osteria De Roma offers takeaway services.

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Osteria De Roma is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5