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Taverna Cestia

) #1,321 of 9,936 Restaurants in Rome €€ - €€€ Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Via Piramide Cestia, 65, Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 3754
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Via Piramide Cestia, 65, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

We visiting Taverna Cestia on the recommendation of a family friend who lives locally. It was superb. The food was excellent, the 1 litre House Red very tasty, the service very efficient and the atmosphere very lively. The best advice we had received was to...More

Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I went to Taverna Cestia with a large group, and while the staff was very accomodating, service was a bit slow. I had the zucchini flower fritters and fried artichokes to start, which were terrific. I then ordered the pasta Amatriciana for my second course,...More

Thank DAPJr112
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Wound up near the Piramide metro station, time to eat... seemed like a good place to sit and eat a bit. Tried inside, sent outside. A seemingly friendly waiter came and asked if we needed some translation of the menu. I know he thought he...More

Thank oldxrayguy
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My wife found this place and brought me back with our son and his girlfriend. We really enjoyed it. Some great artichoke dishes! Enjoy! Buon Appetito!

1  Thank Walt P
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Last week I was in Rome with some foreign friends and I remembered this place not too far from the FAO. The service was poor and the quality of the food not satisfactory. The saltimbocca were with peas still half frozen and the wine Torello...More

1  Thank Mario44globetrotter
luigi s, Proprietario at Taverna Cestia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Only 1 point for this? Only one point??!! Anyway the peas are note frozen and the Wine was an organic wine! Incredible! It's not fair to write so, i'm sorry.

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Small menu but really tasty dishes, both the pasta and the meat and seafood second courses. The seafood pasta was excellent. Traditional Roman dishes and pizza on offer too. Service is typical old school Italian style. Nice atmosphere and a good selection of wines.

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Always go here for lunch and dinners at Taverna Cestia during my many visits to Rome, the food is consistently good and the service very friendly, especially recommend the spaghetti with clams or with lobster, also the grilled salmon. Definitely worthwhile.

Thank beautifulglobe
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Good at seafood as well as meat. Nice pasta variety, quiet and cozy. Better reserve if outside table preferred during summer.

Thank Caracalla00153
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I can bring visitors to try good traditional Italian food here! Enjoy seafood here. Highly recommended

Thank Tomoko K
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I have gone many times to the Cestia some 20 years ago. Today i wanted to relive the great experience of the past, in particular the fresh and crunchy insalata di mare. What a disappointment expected me. The insalata di mare was from the previous...More

Thank Hans P
luigi s, Proprietario at Taverna Cestia, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016
Google Translation

Mi dispiace per la sua delusione. Io mi ricordo di lei mi ha detto che l'insalata di mare faceva schifo...More

Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork
of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and
embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the
vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around
the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of
surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Piramide Cestia, 65, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Aventine
  • Neighbourhood: Aventine
  • Phone Number: +39 06 574 3754
  • E-mail
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