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Mama' Ristorante Bistrot

#206 of 9,737 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Via Sforza Pallavicini 19/21, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6813 9095
08:30 - 23:30
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Rome, Italy
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been at Mama's Bistrot for lunch. Little nice restaurant, very nice decorated with books around available for reading. Very large selection of first dishes and salad. I recommend it but I have to mention the slow service.

Thank lp_always
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bit pricier than the usual ham and cheese sandwich lunch, but of excellent quality. One thing was that the locals seemed to be ordering from a different menu than the English speakers. I know I should learn more Italian, but a bit frustrating when the table across the way had a lovely charcuterie platter followed by a risotto, whilst I... More 

Thank Leo A
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered seafood linguine and cheesecake. OMG the cheesecake! It is the best cheesecake I had ever! The seafood linguine are amazing too! We came here twice during our five days trip in Rome!

Thank Lucy F
Coquitlam, Canada
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281 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent choice for a late dinner after an all day outing at the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica. Recommendation from tour guide not to eat too close to main city attractions. We found this restaurant off on a side street. Very cozy contemporary setting. Judging from what other customers had ordered, everything looked good. We ended up ordering two pasta... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After looking on TripAdvisor for a decent restaurant in the area, we where not disappointed the food and service where fantastic, pasta dishes where fabulous as was the wine, very friendly staff and the service was great. You won't regret it.

Thank BigGerodieJ
Perchtoldsdorf, Österreich
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436 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mama, a trendy Bistro, nearby the Vatican, clean modern decor, ideal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, fresh Mediterranean flair. focaccia bread, tuna tartare, eggplant with cheese, mozarella, spaghetti with pecorino, pasta with spinach or Pancetta, revioli, veggies, meatballs, pizzas, Desserts, cheesecake, baked apple piess, etc. Experts in quick however tasty meals. Friendly staff, quick Service, moderate Prices.

Thank Herbert B
Moscow, Russia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were hungry after walking around Vatican - and found a quite and bright place. We got a day menu which was pasta or beef sticks and chocolate cake with coffee and water. The pasta was simple but nice: broccoli and tomatoes. Beef was served with fries. The cake was warm and served with cream. I dont think that next... More 

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Smithville, Tennessee
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255 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped here after searching, without success, for a highly rated TA restaurant. It was crowded, always a good sign, and the menu looked good. We were not disappointed. The carbonara was good and the bread plentiful! It is small with close tables but in Rome that is ambience! I would definitely return!

Thank Lindy031
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144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Location: good, near Vatican Fresh and friendly athmosphere but very crowdy as the small tables are very very close to each other. Food: not good at all and very small quantity Service: good and fast Cost: very expensive for what it is offered. Small fish salad 11€ 'Costolette agnello' 15€ (see picture) I have been there twice and both was... More 

Thank novecento72
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great fish dishes in a beautifully designed place. Cozy yet elegant atmosphere. The service was a little too slow but the dishes were worth the wait. Check out the day's specials written on the black board or ask for them if they're not up there. Those goodies are not on the menu and you don't want to miss them. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sforza Pallavicini 19/21, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Prati
  • Neighbourhood: Prati
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6813 9095

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Prati

Neighbourhood Profile
Just steps away from the chaos of the centre, Prati is the closest Rome gets to calm. Meticulously planned in a neat grid, quite unlike neighbouring Borgo, Prati is a local favourite for its aesthetic organisation and wide streets lined with a range of boutiques for every shopping fantasy. Nonnis pushing baby carriages and gossiping teens own every inch of the sidewalk, but that’s only during business hours. Once the sun sets, quirky sidestreet bars celebrate aperitivo hour, those evening cocktails that help wash away the tensions of Roman life.
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