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This small restaurant just a few metres from the Pantheon has been run by the Gargioli family since 1961, with the third generation now at the helm. Po...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
Simple restaurant
This italian and familyrun restaurant is excellent and has been there for decades
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is rated highly in many of the places I looked before our trip to Rome and we needed help from the concierge at the Hassler Hotel to get in. Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed. The first issue was that almost everyone in the...restaurant was American or at least speaking English, not a great sign for a Roman restaurant. Next, the menu is quite small and they would make no adjustments to anything, even adding extra vinegar to the mixed greens. The melanzano starter was burned. While the pasta for the cacio e pepe was well cooked that should be a minimum at a restaurant in Italy. The sauce was fine, if a bit too much pepe. My veal was again fine but certainly not outstanding. Maybe it was a bad night but to me this place was very over-hyped and under-delivered. We are hoping for a better ending at Cipasso, another highly rated Roman restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a bit difficult to obtain a reservation but stop by and they were accommodating. The Mozzarella di bufala, Tenus wine, and Rigatoni all’Amatriciana were just excellent. It's been more than 2 years since I last visited but did not disappoint. They also have outside seating...I guess until the weather becomes cold.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here because supposedly one of the best in Rome. Hard to get a reservation. It was a tourist trap. As Americans we were given different food than the Italians right in front of us.. Differenf servers told us wrong specials....The cacio de pepe we were served was different then the Italians sitting next to us. They were served real de pepe. The lamb chops they served were insulting along with the potatoes and the vegetables. Inedible.. The worst part was they couldn't have cared less. This restaurant is supposedly a sought after place in Rome. Do not fall for the hype. Have been to Rome and other parts of Itlay many times and this was the most insulting meal we have ever been served.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My hotel secured a lunch reservation on September 7. I was staying fairly close and decided to walk. When I got there I began feeling bad, dizzy and nauseous, and just needed to sit down and have some water. The server immediately got me a...bottle of water and asked me if I was feeling all right, which I replied not really. He said take your time and make sure you are OK. It took me nearly an hour to start feeling better, eventually ordered lamb chops (on of their specialties) which were delicious. I originally intended to have pasta and wine as well, but didn't really want to eat or drink a lot w/o knowing how I would react. Anyway, I t/w the sommelier before I left, let her know that I didn't get to enjoy a complete meal and she said don't worry that they have been open for 60 years and that I would certainly return, which I will.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 September 2021

The food at Da Armando lived up to our expectations. For a starter we had Bruschetta with Alici, followed by Amatriciana and Cacio e Pepe (that was better than at Felice). Main course was Tripe and Abbacchio , all cooked very well. The surprise find...was a Fiorano 1993 at a fantastic price, at least according to American prices. I think because of COVID the restaurant loses its Roman feeling that people have spoken about. That being said you will do well here.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021

Oh my goodness. Go here! The food, the location, the staff - all incredible. Get a couple of the pastas and the lamb, and you won't be disappointed. A special shout-out to our new friend Fabiana for introducing us to some fabulous orange wines. We...can't wait to go back to this special spot next time we're in Rome. Oh, and the location can't be beat - Pantheon within view. What could be better?!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 9 August 2021

This is one of the best known worldwide restaurants in Roma; the position near main attraction Pantheon plus being really at walking distance from Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona, Fontana di Trevi ensure this restaurant is a must for all the tourists. Let's make it...clear: staff is really kind, gentle, attentive; there are few tables outside during good season and not many as well inside so reservation is a MUST! The menu features the usual classics from the tradition and are really well crafted, tasty, satisfying portions. Unfortunately the starters have no "foot" in the tradition and are not as perfect as the main dishes. To cut it short we tried 1. the "tortino di alici a riso" and 2. the "aringa con fagioli". 1. was not tasty at all, and I would say "useless". 2. had the herring rubbery, no taste at all, the beans seemed a bit too hard, not cooked. Let's say the herring is not a real tradition in Italy (mostly of Northern European regions instead). Carbonara was really tasty, big portion, super loaded with sauce, crunchy guanciale, no doubts. Maccheroni all'amatriciana were at similar level. Let's put it this way; pay your tribute to this world famous place but stick to the tradition dishes such as Amatriciana, Carbonara and don't venture in unknown territories; these are the things the guys at Armando do best, so enjoy. Price is coherent to the fame of the place.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 15 July 2021

Nestled within site of the Pantheon, this busy Roman classic is worth cramming into. Serving the familiar Roman classics like Gricia, Carbonara, Amatriciana, and Cacio e Pepe, Da Armando also explores Rome's famous affinity for the "fifth quarter" of the butcher's trade with offerings like...coratella (a stew of lamb heart, liver, and lungs) as well as pajata (pasta with veal intestine), and the Roman favorite "trippa alla Romana" (cow stomach stewed with tomato sauce, pepper, and mint. Each dish is more authentic and delicious than the next. When you visit the Pantheon (and even if you don't) make your way here to enjoy one of Rome's treats for the taste buds. There is also an excellent and extensive wine list with a wonderful variety of choices, especially from Lazio and Abruzzo.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 June 2021 via mobile

Amazing culinary experience. The food has amazing taste and prices are decent, nothing you’d expect so close to the pantheon. I’ve asked the host to select the wine for my food and the choice was excellent. I was very impressed!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 8 December 2020

Usually so close to touristic attractions (in this case the majestic Pantheon), some restaurants might dissappoint. NOT THIS ONE. This is the best restaurant serving Roman cuisine in all of Rome. Not one of the best. ...The BEST. The reason is simple. Family run, already...in their third generation, the grandfather Armando passed on to his sons and nephews the recipes. The present generation has taken it to other levels. Traditional dishes but escalted to something else. If you have lunch here, you will be dissapointed with most other restaurants flaunting Roman cuisine. So go here last. The decor is smart yet warm, toilets top, crockery, cutlery, table cloths. Mix of good tourists and local businessmen and local families. The chef owner wrote several books of his interpretaiton of Roman cuisine. These can be bought after the lunch. Fabiana, the daughter is a great host and will guide to super small parcel vineyard wines which you will not find easily off the shelf. The menu variies according to what is in season. All the traditional pasta dishes are out of this world. Try the carciofi in season, chicken in red peppers, torta della nonna, chickpea soup, tiramisu, carbonara, grecia, matricciana, parmeggiana, bruscetta, thier home made bread and saltimbocca veal. Remember to go here last on your holiday. Otherwise you will eat every lunch here. This family is renowned in the Roman gastro scene. You will find them in the stands supporting Roma FC on Sundays lol. Ultras at the stadium, Ultras in the restaurant. Dajeeeeee...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4