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Trattoria Il Ponentino

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Neighbourhood:
Trastevere
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Piazza del Drago 10, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 5830 1939
Today
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 16:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So my friend decided we had to eat at this place because of its picturesque exterior, which is the main thing the restaurant has going for it. Even though most tables were filled we initially got asked for our order rather quickly. This was the only positive about the place. After basically having our utensils thrown at us, half of... More 

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Thank Cealvert
Yerevan, Armenia
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Busy place, we visited twice, and were satisfied, though our second time we noticed the service wasn't as good. Even saw 2 separate tables leaving before ordering because of either being ignored or rude service. Fish dishes were good, great affordable house wine, cheesecake definitely faaaar from real cheesecake, good tiramisu.

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Thank DerHova
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong. I know culturally there is a brisk air to the Roman way. We speak enough pidgin Italian to order food and say hello. But this place sucks. The food is great- we ate there arriving late one night- and we had a wonderful waiter. But all the others are rude, aggressive and a discredit to Rome... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seated but never served so we got up and left as there were more than a few tables who were also being ignored but seated before us. We went to the place across from it "PAPA RE" and were served immediately and warmly.

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Thank Samantha M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super cool place, okay food, but awful service. 2 main courses never came, same happened with the coffee. And they include all in the bill (ofc we refuse to pay what we didn't ate)

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Thank Xevi R
London, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I wanted to have quick lunch here, but we ended up staying for ages. We had starters, sides, mains, dessert, coffee - it was amazing. Purely Italian cuisine to a super reasonable price. Service, quality of food - all super good.

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Thank Marina A
Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience here- the staff was nice, the food was really good. Reading the previous reviews I realize that we might have been lucky, as the place wasn't that busy when we went there, as it was after the lunch rush hour. We enjoyed it.

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Thank malynush
Oxford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be fooled by how busy this place is. We were. It is a great location, and looks nice enough, and the prices are reasonable. But, oh my, the service was pretty shocking. So unfriendly, unwelcoming and dismissive. It was as if we were an inconvenience to them. The food was tolerable, but imminently forgettable. So many tables around us... More 

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Thank AquaNickOx
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only good thing about the restaurant is its locacion and the nice terrace. But don't be fooled by appearances. Walk on! The waiter was extremely unfriendly. The food very very average. We had pasta and it was far so undercooked, covered in oil and sloppy. A disgrace to the italian cuisine.

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Thank Paolo G
Belfast
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfriendly staff. Ordered wine and a bottle of water, bruschetta, cold meat platter and pasta. Drinks arrived after about 40 mins and twice asking for them. Meat platter arrived soon after. Then bruschetta after we had been then about an hour and a half, after asking loads of time, each of the 3 useless waiters. Then we ate it and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Drago 10, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 5830 1939

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Trastevere
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