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Via Capo d'Africa 2, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 7720 3636
Mon - Thu 19:15 - 22:45
Tue - Sat 12:15 - 14:45
Fri - Sat 19:15 - 23:00
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is located near the coliseum but unfortunately doesn't have a view, however the cosy atmosphere and food quality had compensated on this. We tried almost the whole menu and couldn't complain about any dish as all of them were cooked to perfection. You will notice this if love sea food. The restaurant management very kind and the hospitality... More 

Thank Rami J
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved this restaurant. It is very pricey but the food and ambience are lovely. Love the fact that it is purely a fish restaurant.

Thank TheoNick
Rome, Italy
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend this nice restaurant for food (it's specialized in fish and seafood) and for the intimate atmosphere. Location is perfect, just steps from the Colosseum. The quality of food is high and you can understand it by the tasting the raw fish and seafood starter. I just woud work more on the "primi". Anyway I confirm, this is one... More 

Thank HonoraryPraguer
Fairhope, Alabama
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164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Very good fine dining restaurant specializing in seafood. The menu has a great offering of fresh fish. We split the king crab which was good, then split the fish baked in a bed of salt, which was excellent. The wine selection is very good and the atmosphere is terrific.

Thank MasonOrion
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I aprreciated their modern-style interior and excellent service. Indeed dishes were delicate and delicious with fresh seafoods. I especially appreciated 'today's dish', a pasta with a variaty of seafoods and olive oil.

Thank Jinho K
Salt Lake City, Utah
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We found Crab on a little side street just a 2-minute walk from the Coliseum, and we are so glad we did. After braving the crowds, this serene seafood restaurant was just what we needed to relax and rejuvenate between visiting Roman sites. The staff greeted us with glasses of sparkling wine to drink while we looked at the menu!... More 

Thank Haley E
Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We came into this restaurant for lunch on accident as the well rated restaurant next door was booked up. Our server did not really speak English but managed to suggest our group split the very affordable appetizer sampler. It was exceptional and more then enough for lunch. We also enjoyed the excellent dessert and coffee. The only negative is they... More 

Thank euvolemic
Brussels, Belgium
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Trendy modern ambiance. Welcomed with a smile and a good prosecco and offered a table for four. Points for that - not teying to palm me off with an uncomfortable table for one. Started with sea urchins, followed by the catch of the day in a fresh tomato sauce: succulent and delicate. Asked for a wine from the region and... More 

Thank Theresa55051
Mashhad, Iran
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I chose this restaurant because it close to the colosseum. The menu was limited. The salad was a kind of greasy and salty mashed vegetable. We ordered mixed fried fish as a main course. It was too greasy and tasteless. The chocolate cake which served with ice cream was the best part. The restaurant was good decorated and the staff... More 

1 Thank Ehsan L
Perchtoldsdorf, Österreich
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477 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

A few steps from Colosseo, Arco di Costantino, and Close to Foro Romano you will find "Crab" located in Via Capo d`Africa. An almost elegant typical Mediterranean seafood restaurant known amongst locals for ist always freh product : French oysters, shrimp carpaccio, octobus, , salmon or Catalan lobster biscuits; a first dish the waiters recommended Gnocchi, tagliolini, spaghetti with clams,... More 

1 Thank Herbert B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$65
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
19:15 - 22:45
19:15 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:45
19:15 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:45
19:15 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:45
12:15 - 14:45
19:15 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:45
19:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Capo d'Africa 2, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighbourhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 7720 3636
Crab is a restaurant specializing in fish and shellfish raw, open since 2000.
A nice and intimate restaurant, just steps from the Coliseum, Crab makes it the ideal place for romantic dinners, gourmet dinners and special events.

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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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