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La Tavernetta

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Via Sistina 147, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 474 1939
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133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were walking through Barberini, it was getting late and we were hungry. I chose this place at random, cursing myself that I had too long a nap and hadn't planned ahead. The plate of grilled vegetables was pretty good. For main course I hade oxtail rigatoni. I think I could have done better. My wife had a pasta dish... More 

Thank ZanderAustralia
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the clear pizzaria signs an went in for pizzas. Were placed at the far back of the restaurant, not very charming. Ok pizzas arrived quite fast and bill was as expected. Not a memorable place, but we were hungryband got what we came for.

Thank Saldenryd
Plantation, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Owner was amazing with us and made our honeymoon much more special. He sang to us and the specials of the day were phenomenonal... and the carpaccio is a must!

Thank Jake D
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I arrived in Rome mid-afternoon and did as much walking around as possible after dropping my bags at the hotel. Only stopping for the odd snack. So by late evening, I was starving - which may have skewed my view of the food based on some of the other reviews here. We were seated quite near the back in an... More 

Thank Jenny B
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

After our flight from US and train ride to Rome it was no surprised to find us hungry and looking forward for our 1st meal in Italy. We walked around our hotel and the owner of the restaurant was outside inviting people in (not uncommon in Rome). They talk a good game but I beg you, run away from these... More 

Thank Valnice S
1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Misleading menu, average food, charged 2 EUR each person for handkerchief and 12% service fees added in the end.

Thank Phuoc Chi N
Highland, California
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Filling, but nothing special. Conveniently open late with tables in the back, so do not be fooled if it looks crowded through the window. Rather pricey for the food as they charge for everything – bread and cover charge. My pasta with porcini was well prepared, but the portion is not as generous as other restaurants. Service was good, but... More 

Thank GB2016a
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Randomly walked into this place for lunch. The food was decent but we have had many better meals other places. This was probably our least favorite. Plus it was expensive in comparison to other restaurants

Thank espejo25
Charleston, South Carolina
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Just like the other reviewers, we were charged for bread...but this was the case at EVERY MEAL we had while in Rome. The prices here were great, about half the cost from around the corner. The staff was very helpful, friendly and social. I'm sure there was a service charge, as there was almost everywhere we ate on our trip.... More 

Thank Sarah H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here on our first night after landing, hadn't a chance to read reviews so chanced the first nice looking place we found.. Agree with the other reviews, cheekily charged for bread and huge tax! The food was really lovely though so it's a pity they are greedy with the bill as it's affecting their reviews!

Thank Ciara D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sistina 147, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Colonna
  • Neighbourhood: Colonna
  • Phone Number: +39 06 474 1939

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

Staying in Colonna

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Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very centre of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping centre, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
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