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Antica Osteria Rugantino

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Trastevere
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Via della Lungaretta 54, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 581 8517
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12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our last night in Rome we wanted to go to a restaurant that the locals frequent. It is an extremely busy restaurant and it is a little tight seating wise. We ordered meals from the 3 course set menu. The food was very tasty but the portions were a little on the small side. For a starter I had... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here a couple of days ago , from the outside it looks like a nice place but unfortunately the food socks. We were there with 7 people and we had the set menu but we all choose different dishes , but nobody liked the food , so that says enough.

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Thank Pauline V
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A suprisingly poor cuisine. In a fairly warm atmosphere the main courses are practically uneatable while the pasta dish is a disgrace, given that you are in an Italian restaurant. I should not have tried the dessert when it came looking watery and melted; definitely the worst panacotta and tiramisu I have ever tasted! Unfortunately, my disappointment could not be... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were enticed in by the very reasonably priced set menu (€13 for three courses and a drink). Unsurprisingly the portions were relatively small but we were reasonably full by the end. The service was generally good although it took a while for them to take our order and bring the drinks. The young staff (seemed to be in training)... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Just plain and simply awful food, the meals looked and tasted as if they were three days old and ready made . The wine they offered as part of the menu was bitter and we could hardly manage to finish one glass. The tables are squized next to each other and you feel like sardines in a box. The staff,... More 

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England
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343 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were recommended to come to the Trastevere area by the hotel receptionist , there are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby, away from the real tourist madness of central Rome This place looked OK, with traditionally dressed waiters , looked like musketeers! We were there in January so chose to go indoors - big mistake. We were seated at... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This place is not, strictly speaking, an osteria and it’s definitely not antique, but it is a decent place to get a big and reasonably priced meal. It is a slightly touristy place is an increasingly touristy area, but still much more value for money than in the centre. Plus the food is good. We’ve been here a number of... More 

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United States
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404 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

the staff were very accommodating and helpful. the location is right on the square and we ate outside so we had a wonderful view and experience with the local vendors and residents of the area.. the food was wonderful

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finland
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194 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Just off the main road. Very decorative and personal interior. Food a little disappointing after the build-up from the waiter/owner. The lamb and ox tail were a little underwhelming. The local artichoke dish, veal and sweets were the highlights of the meal. House wine OK..

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Livorno, Italy
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We arrived late on a rainy evening and there were 10 of us. They found us tables that were close to each other within minutes and we were served immediately. At the end of our stay we found out we were in a hurry to catch the last metro train so they sped up their service and gave us everything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Lungaretta 54, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 581 8517

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Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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