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Ristorante Da Giovanni

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Neighbourhood:
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Via Antonio Salandra, 1A, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 485950
Today
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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198 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Mertens V
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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155 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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355 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 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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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

very pleasant dinning experience, attentive service, good value for money. For dinner, people start to come after 7:30. So as a tourist, if you arrive early, you may feel the place a bit empty.

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Sussex, New jersey
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Ate here on recommendations from RS travel guide. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Food was excellent and served quickly. The waiter was top notch and very helpful. Very pleasant and bright atmosphere. Was busy with locals which is a good sign.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great restaurant near our hotel and wasn't too expensive either. This isn't the fanciest looking place but they serve great food and the service was good too. We really enjoyed our meals and loved that a litre of white wine was only €5!! Saved us quite a bit of money and had a lovely meal and as it is a... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I only had a light dinner here: minestrone with rice and vegetables and a green salad with tomatoes. Both were delicious. The highlight was the service from the older gentleman who waited on me. A friendly man, he appeared to love his job and do it well. The setting is unremarkable but quiet, comfortable and relaxed. The only thing that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Saturday
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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Staying in Ludovisi / Via Veneto

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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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