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Vecchia Roma

#1,754 of 9,748 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in Rome
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Piazza Campitelli 18, 00100 Rome, Italy
+39 06 686 4604
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I first ate at this restaurant, finding it by chance, last June and had superb, fresh Italian food in a delightful setting in the piazza. This trip was on a miserable wet day, with a Roman friend as my guest. She's quite discerning and was entirely delighted. The antipasti buffet was extensive and exquisite...she guided me to the carciofi alla... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

1. Scrumptious foods prepared by a team of 3 expert chefs, 2. Pampered service by well trained, old style waiters of yesteryear, 3. Classic and luxurious environment, 4. Central location 5. Value is commensurate with premium quality of food, service & environment All equal WOW! It is one of my favorite restaurants in Roma!

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Kinderhook, New York
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Located in a quiet square off the tourist track. Upscale white tablecloth restaurant. On the expensive side but they are happy to let you look at a menu before you sit down so there shouldn't be any surprises (except perhaps the €4 pp cover charge). Very well prepared dishes - we mostly stuck to the specials of the day -... More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A late lunch after a long morning see the ancient sites. Vecchia Roma is in a small Piazza near the Capitoline Hill. We sat outside in the late summer sun, eating great food and drinking chilled Frascati and do have dessert-they are to die for !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Luncheon during the week, pleasant outdoor experience. Staff and manager exceptionally accommodating and welcoming. Food presentation and quality as expected in Rome for this level of establishment, as were the prices.

Thank deut2
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Having arrived in Rome late evening we were just wanted some where close to our accommodation. The food here was good 2 of us had a seafood pasta which was really tasty. The desserts where good if some of the discriptions were a bit out of the ordinary. The staff here were helpful.

Thank Kathrynowl91
Shawnee, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

After visiting the Jewish Ghetto found this nice restaurant on a quiet square with good food and nice wait staff. Prices are typical for Rome but quality better than the touristy restaurants near by. Definitely recommend this spot with outside tables on the quiet square.

Thank jray2012
Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great service with personable staff, gorgeous mini piazza with beautiful buildings surrounding it. Quiet and dignified place for lunch on a very hot day after hours of museum walking. An oasis in the shade. The food was outstanding from the starters to the pastas, nothing boring here and quite simply delish!

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We visited this charming restaurant as a family of 5. Yes it is a little expensive however the food is refined and every course we tried was exceptional. My 13 year old daughter is still raving about her very simple basil and tomato pasta! The outdoor terrace captures a lovely breeze on a hot August day - it is located... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

First the service was excellent and very personable. I thought the food was ok. Fairly pricey. Most of the seating is outside which is very nice. You definitely must sit outside. The inside is very tight. The food I felt did not have the flavors you would expect from a fairly expensive menu 2 adults, 3 kids was about $300... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Campitelli 18, 00100 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighbourhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 686 4604

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ghetto

Neighbourhood Profile
The mini-neigbourhood Ghetto holds tight to its reputation as a stand-alone area thanks to its nearly 300-year history as the home to Rome’s Jewish community. Times changed in the 20th century, but the tiny area still retains its mix of tradition, community, and history. Ancient and medieval architectural design frames apartments, bakeries, shops, and restaurants. Friends and families are the pulse of the neighbourhood, keeping company on the Via del Portico d’Ottavia. The Ghetto observes the traditional Jewish Shabbat: businesses close from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.
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