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Il Desiderio Preso Per La Coda

#1,506 of 9,825 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Vicolo della Palomba 23, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6830 7522
19:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 23:00
Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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Missoula, Montana
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place online, not a far walk from our hotel and decided to try it out. We got there early, so we waked to the river to take photos and it was open when we got back, though we were the first customers. The waitress was very nice and friendly. The restaurant is tucked back, so it never got... More 

Thank PazzoCinque
Level Contributor
49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant located in a characteristic side of the center of Rome will provide you all you expect to enjoy your lunch or dinner with your family or friends. All the courses express with simplicity the intention of the chefs to offer a great taste to the high quality of the food. The courtesy of the owner that serves at... More 

Thank Gio T
Arles-sur-Tech, France
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Il Desiderio Preso per la Coda is located in a charming little L-shaped lane right in the heart of tourist Rome. I suspect that some people would resist wandering down this dark corner of the city. As it happens, we have Italian friends who live in the building immediately in front, and they consider this restaurant as an extension of... More 

Thank opera_fanatic47
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

2 steps from our apt. Homemade pasta, incredible carpaccio. Wonderful people. We had a fabulous meal!

Thank drheartx9
Rome, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I am from Rome, I mean I was borne in Rome and live and work in Rome: so I am a kind of true Roman! As a local I always warn my foreign friends about tourist traps in my city when it comes to dining. Well, "Il desiderio preso per la coda" is the total opposite: a great place (2... More 

Thank meringa2017
Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My husband discovered this little gem by chance while walking around the center of Rome. I resisted going, since we were traveling with our 3 teenagers and thought it sounded a bit too "creative" for them. Big mistake!!!! We went for dinner on our last night in Rome, and my only regret is that we didn't try it earlier on... More 

Thank virginiamom66
Gissey-sur-Ouche, France
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

...to go back when next time in Rome. It's the contrary to some of the tourist traps you can be cought in the Italian capital city. Hidden in a small street and surrounded by pieces of art we had a delicous dinner in a "Roman setting", all locals who like good food at a fair price.

2 Thank Urs G
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Went here on a recommendation from a local and was not disappointed. Great little family owned restaurant, located very close to Piazza Navona but on a quiet side street. I The meal and the service were excellent, incomparable to the touristy restaurant I went to for pasta earlier in the day. Highly recommended.

Thank pk5287
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We loved this restaurant - the food was exquisite (we loved the cheese/pear dish, the carpaccio, and the eggplant dishes)!! The staff are lovely and the atmosphere on the patio is relaxed and romantic. We had dinner here for both of our 2 nights in Rome and hope to be back!

Thank Caterina P
London, United Kingdom
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746 reviews
601 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Down a narrow street, this is more suited to Greenwich Village or San Francisco than Italy. Pleasant modern country style, think Laura Ashley. Salads and healthy foods. Pleasant service, few little tables outside. Good salad with salmon. Salmone in crosto di pane al profumo served with a side order of boiled potatoes. Eur 11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$44
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo della Palomba 23, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6830 7522

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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