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Ristorante Il Secchio

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Esquilino
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Via Daniele Manin 30/40, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 488 2981
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Arlington, Texas
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first authentic Italian Margherita Pizza in Rome Italy. Fresh and hot from the oven. People surrounding us use fork and knife on pizzas. So when in Rome, we do as the Romans do. It does taste good. We enjoyed the food, the staff and the other folks enjoying their food with their family. Plenty of passer by crowds as... More 

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Perth
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A week in Rome (heading home tomorrow) and we eat here 3 nights - every night was under €30 but we were well fed and extremely well looked after. The waiter and in particular the waitress was extremely friendly and courteous. We were familiar faces to them by the end of our stay. The quality of the food was excellent... More 

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Thank ATCWarrior
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awful, looked at and served as though I was a piece of dog s..t Supermarket food at 500% profit . Stay away you have been warned.

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Thank Brendan G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were in Rome for 3 nights and ate here twice. Was very close to our hotel and we had the option to eat in or outside. Food was great quality and inexpensive. Home wine was fab. Waiter had great chat.

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Thank Anne G
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We ate here for 3 evenings during recent trip to Rome. The staff were welcoming and it seemed to be very busy with locals using it. There was a very good range of starters/pizzas, meat/fish. Service was excellent and we were made to feel really welcome. The food was really nicely cooked, we had a range of antipasti, pasta, breads,... More 

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Thank Philly8888
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for meal . Asked for pasta al pomodoro which was very tasty . Also asked for a dessert which contained 3 types of them - definitely the almond cake was the best one ! Tiramisu didn't taste nice at all ! The waiter was also a bit rude cause wouldn't smile or anything . The house wine wasn't... More 

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Thank Natacha F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Service was terrible! looks like the server was in a hurry, he got mad because we wasn't ordering fast enough, he even laugh at me because I repeat one of my order thinking he didn't understand me. we order pasta and the plates weren't very generous at all, supermarket quality food, server totally disappear we have to ask a different... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing meal, my husband ordered the 'steak' medium rare, it was as thin as thin, tough, over cooked and generally unpleasant, it was served with a handful of chips which had been cooked in oil which needed changing some time ago. I ordered the ravioli which was supermarket quality with supermarket sauce stirred through it... not the best service... More 

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Liverpool
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here on our first day - pizza for 5 and one chicken and chips. Got garlic bread and olives for free while we waited. Chicken came a good 10 mins before the pizza and was described as ok. Pizzas were nice, beer ok and wine cheapest we've found. €8 for a litre of house white. We retuned just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was just around the corner from our accommodation. It has a great local atmosphere and food at reasonable prices. The tiramisu was particularly enjoyable. The service was sometimes slow as we had to wait for coffee which didn't come in the end.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Daniele Manin 30/40, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighbourhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 488 2981

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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