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Merulana Cafe

££ - £££
Italian, Pub
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Via Merulana 138, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 700 4221
06:30 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 05:00
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quality and cozy place. Liked very much. The music was perfect, the scenery was perfect, the coffee was perfect too.

Thank Claudiu C
Kinloss, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We visited rome a while ago now and stayed round the corner from the merulana cafe, the food was great, we both had pasta with sauce, the staff were friendly and the service quick and efficient, we stayed after our meal for a few drinks, I would eat at the cafe again the next time we visit rome.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

The service was nice and helpful, the interior nice and comfy. We ate some appetizers and pastas, that were very simple and good, but nothing amazing. The cost for two people with a soft drink, beer, appetizers, pastas and coffees - total 35 €.

Thank Aalyela
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147 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Nice bar that seems to cater to English and foreign tourist. Nice ambience with wood and stone plus bar. Dining area and limited menu of local and foreign offerings...chicken wing/burgers. Very friendly staff and about 6 beers on tap including Guinness. Order a beer and it comes with homemade chips ( often stale ) or the much better peanuts. Beers... More 

Thank ComeflywithmeFlorida
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99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Sometimes because of the way the day unfolds, waiting until 8:00 or later to eat does not work, but it is a challenge to find places that serve dinner earlier. The Merulana Cafe is a spot where you can show up at 7:00 (or even earlier) and not be treated as if you are committing a crime! The staff was... More 

Thank Donna C
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

On our family's first visit to Rome, and we're staying near the Manzoni metro station, so we decided to check out Merulana Cafe for dinner. Ambiance...9 Service...10 Food...out of this world! A fantastic balance of traditional Italian food (I had the cacio e pepe, my wife the lasagna) along with international fare (kids had burgers) We will try to stop... More 

Thank Chris S
County Limerick, Ireland
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We were on a short 4 day visit to Rome and we found this absolutely great restaurant and returned for food and drinks every night. The minute you enter you will receive a warm and friendly welcome from the staff. The food is excellent with fantastic service and a genuine desire to make sure your experience is a good one.... More 

Thank noel o
New York City, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I have eaten at the Cafe Merulana countless times when in Rome - over the course of four years on three different trips, and it has never let me down. It is a great place to stop for dinner and drinks, and to wind down at the end of the day. I left my glasses on the table at least... More 

Thank JBeauchene
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This place was lovely. Great food, great staff, great prices. Ate here twice on a 4 day vacation and can't say better. The pasta was tasty and authentic, the coffee and wine were beautiful, and even though they didn't speak great English the staff tried and did well. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Andrew T
Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Neighborhood atmosphere and friendly. There were several local people eating their casual dinners there and we listened to a table of six Irish priests drink their Guinness after no doubt visiting St. John Lateran. No tourists. The next night, after nearly five weeks in Italy, we decided to have our first non-pasta, non-pizza casual dinner out and really enjoyed the... More 

Thank Rachel P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Italian, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 05:00
06:30 - 05:00
06:30 - 05:00
06:30 - 05:00
06:30 - 05:00
06:30 - 05:00
06:30 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Merulana 138, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighbourhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 700 4221
Always Open,Day and night

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Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighbourhood just west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season, quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its cobblestone streets. The neighbourhood supports unique and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.
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