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The Library Romantic

#3,334 of 9,829 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Vicolo della Cancelleria 7 | off Corso Vittorio Emanuele II TURN right at number 199, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 334 806 1200
18:00 - 23:30
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Malaga, Spain
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to go and really romantic. Recommendable to go with your better half;-) Long time ago I went but still remember this place! Higher price but worth it!

Thank Maarten P
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Never even get there. I've talked to Dana and she promised to book me a place for 2 on my girlfriend's birthday. We were in Rome for a weekend only, tourists from another country. We came on time,a place was closed!!! On my girlfriend's birthday!!! Shame on you!!! Liars!!

Thank Vladislav K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Despite all good comments the restaurant was a disaster for me and my girlfriend on 15Sep16. There is only one non English speaking waiter (Achmed) - he also help the cook out in the kitchen. Probably that's why the service was so slow and wrong. In the restroom there was a bucket which is accumulating dirty water right under the... More 

2 Thank anıl m
danaRoma, Proprietario at The Library Romantic, responded to this review
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Mi spiace molto per la vostra serata, il locale sta ancora risentendo della gestione negativa del passato. Il cameriere ci... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Idyllic Italian restaurant with tables in the middle of cobbled street. Food is great, it's hard to find bad food in Rome, but it's the ambience that makes all the difference. If you want to surprise our significant other with a romantic evening to remember, take them here.

Thank Unmapped
danaRoma, Proprietario at The Library Romantic, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. Regards dana More 

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We visited The Library on our trip in Rome. My partner booked it as a surprise. When we got there it was really quiet and we were the only ones there but to us that was better. I think its quite due to being out the way not to hard to find our taxi dropped is off right outside :)... More 

Thank Nicola F
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Yes, getting hold of this restaurant is difficult, yes it is hard to find and yes, there are cheaper options available. But if it is a romantic dinner you want this is the place. It really is worth the effort getting hold of Dana and walking the back streets looking for the restaurant as we were well looked after. A... More 

Thank David L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Based on a recommendation from a friend and a newspaper article from 2014 online we visiting the library on our last night in Rome. The front room of the restaurant is very misleading and not all attractive. We were shown into the back room which was beautiful and very romantic. It was however a bit weird as we were the... More 

2 Thank cbf88
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Library will forever be ingrained in my memory, as this is the place that I said yes to my best friend. Everything about this place was so magical, so special, that I couldn't have imagined getting engaged anywhere else. Completely lit by candlelight, The Library is the stuff off movies. To top it off our food was phenomenal and... More 

1 Thank Abby P
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We went here based on a recommendation from a friend and based on the mostly positive reviews we saw on here, we gave it a shot since it was only a few blocks from our place. Unfortunately, we were sadly disappointed. We were a bit worried right from the start as we were literally the only people in the restaurant... More 

Thank Brian C
danaRoma, General Manager at The Library Romantic, responded to this review

Dear Brian, I apologize for your recent experience, unfortunately we had given the management of the place to a person which did not take care of the customers and did not fulfill the expectation. He has been removed from his place and we have now since Saturday a completely new management. I can only apologize for what has happened. Thank... More 

San Francisco
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This was our second of three nights in Rome and we were looking for a romantic dining experience in the center city area. Based on the reviews this looked perfect, however, our experience was very far from that. The venue is as described in the reviews - very romantic, dark, and tucked away in a hard to find alley. It... More 

Thank Simon L
danaRoma, Owner at The Library Romantic, responded to this review

Dear simon, thank you for taking time to share your experience with us, it has been for us very helpful. We had placed a manager there whom was very skilled to make appear to us that everything was perfect, but infact was absolutely a disaster. I can only apologize for your experience, you can understand why he wanted only cash.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$110
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo della Cancelleria 7 | off Corso Vittorio Emanuele II TURN right at number 199, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: +39 334 806 1200
The Library Romantic: its intimate candlelit setting is an ideal location for a romantic evening with your significant other, or dinner with close friends.
Ideal for marriage proposals,anniversaries, celebration.
Here you will find all the Roman hospitality, together with a homely feeling, a wonderful cosy setting and great food.

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