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Mad Jack's

££ - £££
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Italian, Bar, Pub
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Via Arenula 20, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6830 1060
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun 16:00 - 03:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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St. John's, Canada
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

Stopped at this place for a break from the hours of walking around this beautiful city. Have been eating a lot of pizza and was looking forward to a plate of good old french fries. This place was just what we needed for a quick drink and a few nibbies (as we call them). Listening to the waitress singing "Jumping... More 

1 Thank Brian C
Tubingen, Germany
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

I left the place feeling like I hadn't eaten at all, that's how unsatisfactory my meal was. The only good thing was the tomato soup that my husband had. My grilled mozzarella was good but it came with a salad that looked like it had been left outside for a few days. The potato pie was bland and the fish... More 

Thank Subhashini M
Rome, Italy
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

This "Manhattan" American style bar used to be called Mad Jacks, and is now remodeled to be more sterile, with English written everywhere, to appeal most likely to American tourists looking for something non-Italian and familiar...the waiters even speak English before knowing whether you're American. With each change of ownership/management, the Mad Jacks experience has deteriorated, and now it's at... More 

1 Thank romalaurita
St. John's
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Rome, the first stop on an Italian tour for my wife and I. We hadn't planned much but decided to wander the city our first night. It was raining the entire evening and we ended up getting lost. In a desperate effort to escape the cold and dampness we tucked into a quaint pub; Mad Jacks. Just to get a... More 

Thank jamiegreen456
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2013

After a long day of sight-seeing Rome, we wanted to end our trip with a limoncello in this bar. The start of a great evening. The staff was really nice, we talked for quite a long time with them. The knew a lot about the drinks/beers they sold. After the limoncello we went for some cocktails, got some free shots..... More 

Thank Maud G
North Carolina
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190 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Friendly service, cold beer and delicious pizza served by one of the owner/brothers. They are Italian but bought the bar from someone else and did not change the name. Sad that the reviews depend on who is working that day! They have to get their act together I guess.

Thank neriagechris
Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Food was excellent and good value for money but when we arrived there the frist time and had a drink we did not really get a friendly welcome, we were served quickly but nothing was said to us to make us feel like going back there, no smile or anything warm. We went back later on for a Pizza and... More 

Thank Charlotte C
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

We sat there after touring the area, and it looked fine thou I dont favour non-italian places ,while i'm in italy( cab get them elsewhere ) . After ordering with the worset service we ever got in rome, we got the smallest amount of pasta iv ever got in a resturant ,ever.Not only what i'v mentioned, the pasta was part... More 

Thank Matan F
Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Just off the main tourist areas very near Campo de Fiori and the Jewish Qtr. Outside seating good and the food was very good. We had Baguettes for lunch. Be careful as the are not the UK size. They will feed 2 people very comfortablely. Plus the are cooked in the bar's wood burning oven as well.

Thank Steven M
ny, ny
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157 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2013 via mobile

Hard to convey about being gluten free but the waitress was patient and finally understood!!! Although I am the onlyGf person in my group my family raved about the pizza and bruschetta!! My mom and I spilt the antipasti and was delicious :) they also had a great bottle of prosecco!!

Thank kerbuck11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Italian, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Arenula 20, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6830 1060
One of the historical Irish pubs of Rome, since 1995. It has recently changed the ownership and it is now managed by a young, dynamic, multilingual and friendly staff. Located in the very heart of Rome, between Campo de' Fiori, Largo Argentina and the Jewish ghetto MAD JACK'S is open every day and offers a wide selection of draught beers, spirits (more than 23 different rums in the menu!), cocktails, liquors and wines,not to mention one of the best pizzas (baked on wood fired oven) in town and a large menu of different salads, pasta and fried appetizers and burgers. The large and cosy outside terrace enables you to enjoy the mild Roman climate all through the year. MAD JACK'S is also the ideal place to watch live sports, celebrate birthdays or private parties.

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