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Ornelli Ristorante Caffe

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Via Merulana 224, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 487 2788
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly atmosphere and good cooking. The food is superb, the best Italian. The portions were very generous unlike some reviews I had read that complained about being small. They generously added several small items to our order for free.

Thank Viktor K
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came across this place after our first choice was booked. It was a spontaneous decision to eat here, which we didn't regret at all. The food was tasty, decent portions (not huge but enough to fill you up and leave you feeling content--there were a lot of options and we got pasta and dessert), and the atmosphere was welcoming. The... More 

Thank abien3
Wales, UK
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stumbled upon this restaurant and ended up eating there a couple of times during our stay. An old family establishment recently modernised by the son and his girlfriend it has a great look and is quite busy. The food and service were excellent and was very reasonably priced indeed. They have a range of seasonal daily specials and the meals... More 

Thank gthom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Merulana street and this restaurant was the one that serves more than just pizza and panini in the neighbourghhood. I'm a vegetarian and I desperately craved for a good salad. We had Caprese, seasonal vegetables with fried breads and potato grilled with herbs. Everything except Caprese was over salted, and mozzarella in Caprese was served with a... More 

Thank Elena P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We has a good time, there was friendly staff, and really good food. A very good value for money. Free WiFi too!

Thank Chloe L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food.... we thoroughly enjoyed it.... and very friendly service. All the dishes were amazing.

Thank Tay K
Kielce, Poland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were there a few times for a morning coffee and two times for a dinner (first evening and the last one). Coffee was ok. Dinners were more than ok. They put a lot of effort to make guest enjoyed and food was above average. The menu was rather modern but with elements of tradition.

Thank drugiraz
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Short menu but each dish is perfect; the speciality of restaurant is meat, especially grilled meat. I do not like chips but in this restaurant chips are different and very good. It is worth to try swetets, interesting and good. We also used to drink the cappuccino every morning in Ornelli, coffee is hot, bitter and plenty of milk. This... More 

Thank Anna M
Nicola O, Proprietario at Ornelli Ristorante Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you so much we start our business as a Restaurant just two months ago and make our customer satisfied is our first goal, so thank you so much for your visit and for sharing such a positive feedback More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The beef tenderloin was absolutely fantastic. Amazing really. Great service, and reasonable price. Would have been nice to have seen some veg on the dishes we ordered, I think perhaps they were intending you to add them as side dishes. but in reality, beef and roast potatoes should come with that included. The starter of octopus was lovely, and the... More 

Thank SlumanTheLegend
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We were recommended here by our BNB host. Could not have been happier with our first meal here in Roma! The gentleman serving us was friendly, spoke good English, and was very attentive. We ordered two pasta dishes and an octopus appetizer. Everything tasted great and looked beautiful. We were fortunate to have great weather and very much enjoyed the... 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$9 - US$32
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Merulana 224, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighbourhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 487 2788

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

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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 Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.
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