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Antico Caffe Santamaria

) #9,106 of 9,928 Restaurants in Rome ££ - £££ Italian, Cafe
Piazza S. Maria Maggiore, 7A, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 446 5863
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good12%
  • Average12%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible56%
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Italian, Cafe
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Piazza S. Maria Maggiore, 7A, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst service I have ever experienced! Slow and extremely expensive for the quality of food. Very poor. Would not recommend it.

Thank Helena d
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We asked for a bottle of local white wine our mistake in not asking the price first as we were charged 38 euros. The food was good but twice the price of anywhere else.

Thank Wyliegal
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

4 desserts and 3 cappuccinos. Desserts were stale and poorly constructed. Cappuccino were luke warm. Worst part was the bill! €46. I thought it was a mistake. Can't say enough negative commentary on Antico. Run and don't turn back. Gouging tourists is their modus operandi.

Thank Chico B
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Our server was the older short guy, a fast talker and a professional hustler. We ordered our appetizers and we didn't get to finish them before he took them away and set our dinners in front of us. We told him we wanted to keep...More

Thank GHardin
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The third star is for the service. Without the good wait staff I would have rated it 1 or 2. Since its a caffe we just ordered coffee and gelato. The gelato was good. But the price was steep I guess that's because the place...More

Thank karenbulanr
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Right by our hotel (Mecenate Palace) across from Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore and the Basilica. Ideal for a beer and ice cream after a hard day's sight seeing. Just watch out for the size of beer. A large one is 1.5L and costs a whopping...More

Thank Adenann
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

A cake that wastes like soap is 8€. A coffee is 6€. A small plain roll was €8. :( I paid €30. Very disappointing. It's like stealing. Don't go there.

Thank lsaska
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Cannot rate any lower than this Why is this place even open. The plates looked dirty and we had to wipe them with the napkins provided, the napkins were not usable after that. Paid 7 euros for a lemonade in a can. It is a...More

Thank foodie201122
Reviewed 19 March 2017

It seems that this café has the innate knack of summing up the tourist pretty quickly and, like true predator's, go straight for the wallet. Leave this place to the locals and find alternative refreshments. 2 sandwiches, 2 coffee's and a few chips came to...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A coffe and a pastry for 10 euros? I did not even bother arguing with such people they might get you into a fight. Just don't go there is a theft. (and toilets are creepy too).

Thank AlbertoLorusso
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
05:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza S. Maria Maggiore, 7A, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighbourhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 446 5863
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