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Osteria Nuvolari

#560 of 9,832 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Vatican / Borgo
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Via Degli Ombrellari, 10, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 3018
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Southold, NY
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246 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Osteria Nuvolari was recommended to us by our Vatican guide. It is located on a quiet side street near the Vatican, away from the crowds. The atmosphere was warm, friendly and welcoming. The staff were very friendly and spoke English well. The service was very good. All of the food that we ordered, including several types of pasta dishes, meatballs,... More 

Thank EJW3
Romford, Essex
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife ordered scallops meditteranean expecting sea food and also asked what came with the dish and was told had to order side dish separate. The same was said about my order of lamb meatballs with artichoke cream so I ordered a side order of pasta. What arrived was veal escallope instead of scallops...the waiter was adament that translation was... More 

Thank trikeRomford_Essex
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant serves really nice food - I'm gonna miss it! The fried artichoke is particularly memorable! Great food, not expensive. Highly recommend it if you're in the Vatican area.

Thank Dean_DSouza
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This is our first time we had dinner in rome and we felt grateful to find this restaurant because the food was good and the staff was helpful, he spoke english fluently, friendly and kind.

Thank Cynthia D
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner one of our two nights in Rome. It was absolute perfection!!! Our server spoke English, which was a plus. He even offered to explain the specials in English when he saw me looking up at words in my dictionary. I try to speak Italian as much as possible while here, but he... More 

Thank Kimberly K
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived at our appartment around 8.30 pm, and decided to find a place to eat around 9.00pm. It was a Monday evening and raining but we were in a area which supposedly had many restaurants. We started looking for one but everything was closed or closing. Then just by accident we found Nuvolari. When we entered there was only... More 

Thank Alina C
Rome, Italy
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I've eaten here a few times and I've come to depend on it when people are visiting me. The menu changes and remains interesting, with the chef trying new things while always serving up the Roman traditional dishes perfectly. The waitstaff are very friendly and make great suggestions about the specials and a nice wine to pair. If you're over... More 

1 Thank Brian S
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Read reviews on TripAdvisor, excellent, highly recommended for its outstanding local Roman dishes and the worlds, friendliest and helpful waiter, who, with fairly good English explained the dishes and recommended wines, including the local house wine, which we opted for. Food arrived just at he right moments, no rush, leaving good quality time, to eat chat and drink without feeling... More 

Thank Gerry S
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to have lunch near the Vatican that wasn't a tourst trap and stumbled across this place. The crostini with mozzarella, anchovies and sun dried tomatoes was very good as was the pasta amatriciana. The staff was friendly and attentive. If you are near the Vatican, stay off the main street and come here. I wiuld... More 

Thank ladyvyper
San Francisco
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I've been a regular at Nuvolari for about two years. It is just a block off the Borgo Pio, which is filled with tourist traps. Nuvolari, on the other hand, caters mostly to locals and it feels very much like a neighborhood restaurant. The service is consistently terrific and the staff is very accommodating when you need something. They have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$44
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Degli Ombrellari, 10, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6880 3018

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Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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