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#1,783 of 8,468 Italian in Rome
#1,896 of 10,360 Restaurants in Rome


Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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0.7 km from St. Peter's Basilica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located not so far from the Vatican this restaurant is really good with affordable prices. We got there 2 times and tried pasta, pizza, meats....everything was delicious. White wine from the house at 7 euro for a bottle (75cl). Average price pp around 15 euro....Staff is nice and there is a terrace in front of the restaurant. I recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 29 October 2019

Lovely local restaurant - Tasty Italian food & a warm, welcoming atmosphere. I visited this restaurant recently on a family adventure to Rome. The food and service was exceptional (Mario made us feel very at home). We worked our way through many dishes on the...menu (over 4 nights) and the food was delicious; especially the lasagne & wine! It’s a shame we had to return home as we all throughly enjoyed our nights spent here & finding Italian food this tasty will be hard in the U.K. The restaurant was busy with locals which is testament to the quality of food, service & comfortable atmosphere provided by the staff. If I’m ever in Italy again I’ll make sure to pop by for another Lasagne! Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable :-)More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

Maybe it is our North American experience that played against us.... We went there as recommended by the condo owner we rented. The place is very good and they serve typical Italian food which really tasty... They do not speak English so much from our...experience. The food was great: lasagna, pizza and fettuccini as well! However they put the bread on the table and all you know when you pay your bill you are overcharged 5$ for the bread!!! I guess if you do not eat bread it is better to refuse it before they put on the table!!! The price were reasonable but still made by the 5euros overcharge... the only time it happened in Italy.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 24 June 2019 via mobile

Don’t pass this restaurant when in Rome! Tasty pizzas and pastas, warm and friendly service, and plenty of good wine, not to mention good Italian Cappuccinos! We felt welcome and had a good time at La Fornace! ❤️❤️❤️

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 12 June 2019 via mobile

5 days Rome, 4 days been here (it was also around the corner). Excellent food, good Italian card, fairly priced, nice and proffesional personal. Top. The recept is simple. Where you are, go to the place where it is busy with locals. Joost (Holland)

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 29 May 2019

Best pasta I had in Rome, very nice trattoria that felt traditional and we very much enjoyed the food, the wine and the reasonable price. We had lunch here one day and dinner the next and found that the waiters can be a little gruff...to non-Italians even if you try to speak Italian (they are definitely more jovial with the locals) but it's still worth coming here.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 19 April 2019

This is a great neighborhood restaurant with delicious food and friendly service. The portion sizes are very generous and the house wine was perfect.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

This was such a great find in Prati! Extensive and reasonably priced menu, the portions were huge and the place had a real buzz to it. Our waiter was patient with our limited Italian! We arrived about 7.30 and it was quiet but within 10...minutes the place was packed with local families and had such a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The only reason I haven’t given 5 stars was because we felt quite rushed with our meal. Our main course arrived while we were still eating our starters and plates were whisked away as soon as we’d finished. Once the place was busier this was less of an issue. Food was great and it was a great place for kids.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 20 February 2019 via mobile

My wife and I dined here twice and both times were incredible. The second time, we experienced homemade lasagna which was the best I have had anywhere. The food quality is outstanding and at great prices. A full meal for 2 with a bottle of...wine, 2 entrees, bottle of water, 2 espresso, and 2 liqueurs for €38. Outstanding value as well. If we go back to Rome, we will definitely be going back for another dinner here.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 4 February 2019

This was a great little restaurant, full of locals rather than tourists, we met up with my cousin who has lived in Rome for over 25 years. It is pretty close to the Vatican City wall, we had fantastic food and great service!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Yes, La Fornace offers takeaway services.

La Fornace is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5