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Monte Caruso

Via Farini 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 483549
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via Farini 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 16 August 2017

This became our go to restaurant for fantastic dinners. My wife and ,I along with children and grandchildren had several dinners here during our long week stay in Rome. It was near our apartment, but even so was one of the very best of the...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Great authentic Italian food and wine. Friendly staff and a warm Enviroment. We may even return again tomorrow.

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant! Excellent service and delicious food. The fried peppers were unique. I would definitely return.

1  Thank nmcminn6
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The best Italian food I've ever eaten. All at a very affordable price. Loved the concept of the tasting menu: a series of smaller plates of pasta and main dishes, selected by the chef, and topped off with a dessert plate prepared at our table....More

1  Thank Julie V
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Started with appetizers prosciutto and artichoke followed by home made pasta and then veal meatballs with a side of stuffed zucchini. Everything was delicious portions aren't huge but still a good value for the quality service was friendly and unrushed

1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A Superb Family Italian restaurant. A Few steps down from the street and it was walking into the family living room. The staff were friendly, polite and provided a good service and excellent food. Would definitely like to go there again.

1  Thank Mekeon54
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Near the Termini Railway Station, the restaurant is under the ground level and nicely furnished and decorated. The service is ok. The quality of the food is...inconsistent. Some dishes were really good (some pastas) while other were at best average. Prices are a bit high...More

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The place was empty when we arrived but full when we left. The service was very good and very professional. The food was mostly about the display than it was substance. Although the food was above average, it was very small portions. There seemed to...More

Thank Rick K
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Monte Caruso is a traditional Italian restaurant hidden away down a small flight of steps. The seating is fairly intimate, so a good place for a romantic meal. We enjoyed a hearty Italian Vegetable Soup followed by Turkey Breast cooked in Brandy and slices of...More

Thank SimonsReviews1967
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We have vited Italy tens of times , and usually enjoyed having good Italian food. Now coming again to Rome after Bergamo and Valletta ( Malta ) and really good feelings in Italian food. So we looked internet and chose Monte Caruso near our hotel...More

Thank matti w
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Farini 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighbourhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 483549
  • E-mail
From 1974 it proposes the customers, typical lucane, roman, and international recipe, pastes made in house, selection of cheeses and cured pork meats from "lucania" south Italy, second made up of meat, stockfish cooked with "lucano" style, sweet recipe of the chef, all fact with experience and attention in order to maintain the taste of the traditional kitchen unchanged. The wine cellar accommodates wines of all Italy with greater attention to the lucani products, is wide the choice of distilled and liqueurs. The three rooms that form the restaurant can accommodate to the maximum 50 persons uniforms in small tables, 35 for full dinner, 15 in little room for one glass of wine o distilled with selection of cheese, sliced meat seasoned, or sweetes. The atmosphere is pleasant and calm. The reservation is appreciate.
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