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Ristorante Da Giovanni

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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Via Antonio Salandra, 1A, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 485950
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ordered an antipasto of buffalo mozzarella and proscuitto that was delicious. For pasta, I ordered the black pepper and pecorino pasta, which was delicious. I little less pepper would have made it better. Note that when ordering a "glass" of wine, it comes in half liters, so two people can easily split the half later instead of ordering two... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had four nights in Rome so were very disappointed that we made the mistake of eating at Giovanni's on one of those evenings. Everything tasted fried, arrived in no particular order and my white wine was undrinkable. Yes, the prices are reasonable but the standard of food was not. The lighting is far too bright and beware paying... More 

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Llanelli, UK
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143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here 6 times during 3 visits to Rome over 8 years. It's still run by the same family, 2 brothers are still the waiters with what looks like their mother still going strong patrolling the kitchen and looks in her 80's. Good tasty food and very good value, 1 litre of house red for 7 Euros a bargain.... More 

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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate a three course meal and each plate was fresh and authentic. Terrific restaurant and a 3 course meal with wine only came to less than 40 euros. A family oriented restaurant which alas I discovered on my last night. Will be looking forward to eating there everyday when in Rome

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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204 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The strength of this very small restaurant is its family ambiance. The dishes are average --we had good canneloni, the gnocchi were a bit gummy and the Vitello quite mediocre (were those canned mushrooms?). On the other hand, prices are very reasonable (for the most part, around 6 Euro for each Primi/Secondi).

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We never get disappointed when having lunch here. I always go for the pollo arrosto with cicoria on the side. My husband had the dish of the day: polenta with salsichie, which was a wonderful winter dish. Always friendly service and sweet old lady at the till. Until next time.

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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

One of the few restaurants open on Christmas eve. Good service. Very nice place. Ok to pay for an extra service gee due to Christmas eve. We had Risotto alla Pescatira, spaghetti alle vongole, pizza e anche un boun vino rosso de la casa.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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159 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This restaurant is a family restaurant and you can really feel it with its ambiance, it is like eating your meal in an Italian families dinner room. The taste of the foods are not perfect but they are above the average but as I said before, the best part of this restaurant is that it makes you feel you are... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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366 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We chose this place as it was close to our hotel in via Settembre. You have to walk down into the restaurant. They have a couple of tables located very near one another. They display the dissert upfront. The ambience is average but the service is good. The elderly man in white coat is an amazing salesman. Their soup is... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This was my favourite restaurant on our trip. Not because the food was the best (although it was very good, homecooked type food). Not because the ambiance was the fanciest (it's very homey and friendly). It was the staff (I think they are the owners). They were so friendly and Italian and the place was so welcoming and warm. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Antonio Salandra, 1A, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Neighbourhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 485950

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and Via Veneto neighbourhood earned its reputation as a posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and models while bored housewives hung out in streetside cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the cocktails, but the neighbourhood is now home to five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to Villa Borghese, a beautiful park for sporting and cultural adventures. If you're looking for tranquility by night, this may be the place: Ludovisi and Veneto tend to shut down after 20:00.
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