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La Cantinola

Via Calabria | 16/18, Rome, Italy
+39 06 4282 0519
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (10 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
Closes in 10 min
All hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Via Calabria | 16/18, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

This small family-run restaurant serves delicious food in an old-fashioned setting. They feature fresh fish, but we had pasta. The fettucine carbinara was excellent, so was the pasta with clam sauce. The bread was outstanding and the carafe of house wine was huge. They did...More

Thank CSI-Reviewer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I accidentally discovered this restaurant on our last night in Rome. The food was delicious and service is above and beyond what we expecting . If you ever in Rome, make your stop at this restaurant. This is what Italians are justly...More

Thank Lilia G G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend who knows Livio the owner I went out of my way to have lunch at La Cantinola! I was lucky because Livio was cooking that day! Do not expect high gastronomy but cleverly displayed antipasti with generous portions! Of special mention...More

Thank Bernard I
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Had a meal here on our last night, wish we had popped in sooner. The staff were really friendly and lovely without being in your face. Really enjoyed the meal and my wife and daughter really appreciated the rose. Thank you for a lovely time.

Thank niannorth
Reviewed 3 August 2017

La Cantinola was recommended by staff at our Rome hotel. Don't be fooled by exterior or interior appearances. It's not spiffy in either case but, as you will find, these only add to its charm. The evening we were there - from 9:30 to 11:00pm...More

Thank lindrein
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner our last night in Rome. Dinner started with bread, garlic bread, and olives. We both ordered pasta for our first courses, both of which were delicious. Then we shared the sea bass as the second course, which...More

1  Thank Alison F
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Loved this little restaurant. In Rome for 4 nights looking for a place like this and the last night I found it. Proper Italian food, authentic experience. The people were friendly and enhanced the Italian atmosphere. Much recommended!

1  Thank Ailie T
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I still dream about the clams spaghetti I had here!! Everywhere else that I've had them doesn't seem to compare!

1  Thank Nat N
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Grabbed a beer here coz we didn't wanna pay €15 for a pint at piazza del popolo! Friendly staff and we paid €4,50 for a pint! Cheers to that!!

1  Thank Leah M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Dined here at around 7pm, resteraunt was fairly busy but nothing too hectic. We were greated by friendly hosts (presumably the owners) and the menu was full of great choices of itialian dishes. We had two pasta dishes, both of which were very tasty and...More

1  Thank Jakecs296
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and
Via Veneto neighbourhood earned its reputation as a
posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and
models while bored housewives hung out in streetside
cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the
cocktails, but the neighbourhood is now home to
five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law
firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to
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5 October 2016|
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Response from Enoe L | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Prices are reasonable and the ingredient were authentic. Nice portions as well
2 February 2015|
Response from Enoe L | Property representative |
Yes he owns the restaurant since 1988..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:15 - 15:15
18:15 - 23:30
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Calabria | 16/18, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Neighbourhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 4282 0519
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