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Merulana Cafe

) #1,314 of 9,877 Restaurants in Rome €€ - €€€ Italian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Merulana 138, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 700 4221
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (24 reviews)
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Italian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via Merulana 138, 00185 Rome, Italy
Neighbourhood: Monti
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place seems to have bonkers opening hours, serving breakfast through to supper. Friendly & welcoming staff, amazing coffee & croissants. Has a slight English twist with lots of memorabilia - quirky!

Thank Fromo1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought I should have Italian food, so started with Bresaola e Rughetta (generous) and the Saltimbocca alla Romana. Slightly disappointed with this, but still good and at 10 Euro, good value. With a vanilla ice cream, water and house red wine, the bill was...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just down a side road close to the Lateran complex, you could mistake this for one of Rome's mock-Irish pubs. But it's a welcome cave of cool dark wood with fast service and a solid Romana menu. The tuna and bean salad was particularly good.

Thank Seerzak
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great bar/restaurant with very friendly staff, great service, good food and location close to the Colosseum. Thanks Mimi, Nicoleta, Alessandro and everyone for great time and making me feel very welcome.

Thank Mark2566
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Quality and cozy place. Liked very much. The music was perfect, the scenery was perfect, the coffee was perfect too.

Thank Claudiu C
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We visited rome a while ago now and stayed round the corner from the merulana cafe, the food was great, we both had pasta with sauce, the staff were friendly and the service quick and efficient, we stayed after our meal for a few drinks,...More

1  Thank soozyt76
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The service was nice and helpful, the interior nice and comfy. We ate some appetizers and pastas, that were very simple and good, but nothing amazing. The cost for two people with a soft drink, beer, appetizers, pastas and coffees - total 35 €.

Thank Aalyela
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Nice bar that seems to cater to English and foreign tourist. Nice ambience with wood and stone plus bar. Dining area and limited menu of local and foreign offerings...chicken wing/burgers. Very friendly staff and about 6 beers on tap including Guinness. Order a beer and...More

Thank ComeflywithmeFlorida
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Sometimes because of the way the day unfolds, waiting until 8:00 or later to eat does not work, but it is a challenge to find places that serve dinner earlier. The Merulana Cafe is a spot where you can show up at 7:00 (or even...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

On our family's first visit to Rome, and we're staying near the Manzoni metro station, so we decided to check out Merulana Cafe for dinner. Ambiance...9 Service...10 Food...out of this world! A fantastic balance of traditional Italian food (I had the cacio e pepe, my...More

Thank Chris S
Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighbourhood just
west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as
it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet
for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season,
quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its
cobblestone streets. The neighbourhood supports unique
and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime
residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at
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c'è la possibilità di menu per celiaci?
8 April 2017|
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Response from Salvo M | Reviewed this property |
Direi di no
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Annie L
Peut on y voir le match?
10 July 2016|
Response from Dallas140475 | Reviewed this property |
Il y a des télés dans la salle de restauration. Donc sûrement ils vont montrer des matches.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
06:30 - 05:00
06:30 - 05:00
06:30 - 05:00
06:30 - 05:00
06:30 - 05:00
06:30 - 05:00
06:30 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Merulana 138, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighbourhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 700 4221
  • E-mail
Always Open,Day and night