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Trattoria Il Ponentino

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Piazza del Drago 10, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 5830 1939
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 16:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We felt incredibly unwelcome at this restaurant, the young waiter was the only person to attempt to be nice. The rest of the waiters were moody and unfriendly. the food was ok, not bad by any means but when the service is this poor no food can make up for it.

Thank Amarjeet B
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food... if you can order! They simply ignored us... it is really really a shame, because the food was very good, but the service was terrible... the worst that we had in our EuroTrip. We don't recommend this restaurant... Avoid it!

Thank Álvaro M
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average food, made bad by awful service. We were made to feel we were an inconvenience for being there; service was really poor. To be honest I can't even be bothered to waste my time describing this restaurant as I have already wasted a lovely evening in this wonderful place by making the mistake of choosing this restaurant. Don't go... More 

Thank EllieRose76
Norwich, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first meal when arriving in Rome and fortunately things got better. Having read some of the other reviews we did not suffer from bad service but the food was very poor and bland. The location is nice but not worth a visit, there are much nicer restaurants

Thank Noblefamily1966
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So my friend decided we had to eat at this place because of its picturesque exterior, which is the main thing the restaurant has going for it. Even though most tables were filled we initially got asked for our order rather quickly. This was the only positive about the place. After basically having our utensils thrown at us, half of... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy place, we visited twice, and were satisfied, though our second time we noticed the service wasn't as good. Even saw 2 separate tables leaving before ordering because of either being ignored or rude service. Fish dishes were good, great affordable house wine, cheesecake definitely faaaar from real cheesecake, good tiramisu.

Thank DerHova
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong. I know culturally there is a brisk air to the Roman way. We speak enough pidgin Italian to order food and say hello. But this place sucks. The food is great- we ate there arriving late one night- and we had a wonderful waiter. But all the others are rude, aggressive and a discredit to Rome... More 

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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Seated but never served so we got up and left as there were more than a few tables who were also being ignored but seated before us. We went to the place across from it "PAPA RE" and were served immediately and warmly.

Thank Samantha M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Super cool place, okay food, but awful service. 2 main courses never came, same happened with the coffee. And they include all in the bill (ofc we refuse to pay what we didn't ate)

Thank Xevi R
London, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My friends and I wanted to have quick lunch here, but we ended up staying for ages. We had starters, sides, mains, dessert, coffee - it was amazing. Purely Italian cuisine to a super reasonable price. Service, quality of food - all super good.

Thank Marina A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$31
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Drago 10, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 5830 1939

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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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