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Royal Art Cafe

) #2,935 of 9,936 Restaurants in Rome ££ - £££ Italian, Mediterranean, European
Piazza del Colosseo n. 1 | Hotel Royal House, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 7759 0270
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (20 reviews)
“salads” (8 reviews)
“sat upstairs” (5 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Piazza del Colosseo n. 1 | Hotel Royal House, 00184 Rome, Italy
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1 - 10 of 1,189 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here after dark and just had such an amazing view of the Colosseum! My food was delicious! I had the spaghetti bolognese, spaghetti with eggs and bacon. Oh my! I want to go back right now just to eat it! My husband had...More

Thank huggins88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my goodness we loved this place so much we want back again! Beautiful view beautiful location and friendly staff! Nothing more to say other than jut perfect . It's a must ! Can not beat the location it's like a dream earring in front...More

Thank Rachael L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant far exceeded my expectations. The food was absolutely superb (I had the duck). The waiters were very accommodating and we had front row seats looking at the Colosseum whilst eating our food. Couldnt ask for anything more!!

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the roof terrace you get a stunning view of the colosseum. This was the main reason why we visited. Due to its perfect location, the menu is typical for tourists and I'm not sure if it's 100% authentic Italian food. Nevertheless, it was delicious....More

1  Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is practically right outside the Colosseum and might just have the best view of the Colosseum in Rome. It is a quaint place on ground level. It has a really magnificent view of the Colosseum. I can't say enough about that!

Thank glenuehlein
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for breakfast before going to the Coliseum and enjoyed it sufficiently that we went back for lunch. Get a table if you can on the terrace as it's open and gives an uninterrupted view. Food was good. Not haute cuisine but good staple...More

1  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located directly across from the Colosseum, so you might think it relied more on its location than serving good food. Surprise! I had a delicious, fresh salad and my husband a very tasty lasagna. With a view of the Colosseum, we couldn't...More

Thank MinooTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful setting and the food was very good indeed although we only had a light salad and a beer. Highly recommended.

Thank Cricketdad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tickets for the Colosseum weren't good until the afternoon, so my wife and I needed to find a spot for lunch. As soon as we saw the Royal's terrace in the distance, we knew this would be a perfect place. Service was good. Food...More

1  Thank GlobeTrotterGuy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

DO NOT go to this restaurant. You are paying for the view our bill was 150euro and I hardly ate any of it. Earlier on in the day we stopped by the restaurant and asked to make a reservation for dinner we were given a...More

Thank robertslauren
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west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as
it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet
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quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its
cobblestone streets. The neighbourhood supports unique
and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How do you book a table here?! I have over the last few weeks used the online booking form .. heard nothing back and i have emailed - heard nothing back ..
14 June 2017|
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Response from MinooTravels | Reviewed this property |
We just walked right over from the Colosseum and they had tables outside for lunch available.
Kacey B
Are reservations recommended?
4 January 2017|
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Response from Lauren S | Reviewed this property |
Hi kacey, We just walked in and got a table but we went around 1pm in august. You could ring them and find out or email, but I am not sure about reserving tables.
Has anyone seen the new year in at this restaurant?
19 November 2015|
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Response from Claire J | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what this place would be like on New Year's Eve but if is anything like the experience I had there, I would consider trying somewhere else.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$136
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Colosseo n. 1 | Hotel Royal House, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighbourhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 7759 0270
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Royal House
Royal Art Cafe, situated in a marvelous setting right in front of the Coliseum, represents the perfect place for lunches and dinners, business meetings, corporate events, or just for a fun night out with your friends. The cuisine proposes meat or fish menus (a la carte or fixed-price menu), paying particular attention to the traditional Roman dishes. A long list of great desserts and Italian wines is available. The venue, situated in an historic building in the hearth of Rome, features a large roof terrace overlooking the Anfiteatro Flavio. The roof garden represents, during the summer months, the best place to enjoy a unique view of the Eternal city. Royal Art Cafe is a modern multipurpose facility that offers great entertainment. The aim is to create great guest experiences, combing a great atmosphere and traditional Italian food. During the weekends there is always something going on at Royal Art Cafe: piano bar, cabaret, DJ set etc..Open every day for lunch and dinner.
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