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Elle Effe Restaurant

#1,091 of 9,868 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Piazza Pollarola 32 | Zona Campo De Fiori, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4566 7792
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Paris, France
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

Really nice restaurant with professional and welcoming staff. The atmosphere is jazzy. Food is really excellent. I had pasta with tuna and pistache sauce. Must see !

Thank Willoulefou
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

This place was just opposite our hotel and we visited on several occasions. The staff were so friendly, waving whenever we passed but without being in your face or intrusive. It became our local in Rome were we would stop for a drink as well as food. on our last night we asked one of the waiters, Pedro to choose... More 

Thank SF2109
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

We stumbled across this place on our first night while visiting Rome. The waiters were lovely- all brilliant at speaking English, and so friendly and accommodating, but not annoyingly so. They really kindly set up another table for us because we were annoying and wanted to eat outside but away from some smokers! We shared the starter of pesto/basil/tomato breads... More 

Thank Laxtitute B
Copenhagen, Denmark
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72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2014

The restaurant we wanted to go to was closed so we came here instead. We didn't have much choice since we needed to get an early dinner before the airport. The food was pretty good, nothing special. Probably more like a 3.5 rating than a 4. Service was great though and our waiter was perhaps a little too over enthusiastic.... More 

Thank Atthespeedof
Sessa Aurunca, Italy
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

We stopped here because the restaurant we wanted was closed. We were glad we did. They are open from 10:30 in the morning until 1:00 AM, not stop. The have Roman dishes, but specialize in Sicilian cuisine. We tried several dishes from Sicily, and they were delicious. If you like octopus, they have 2 appetizer choices, both very different, but... More 

Thank rdespirito
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2014

The restaurant is very near our hotel, The Lunetta, so a convenient choice for an effortless evening. We had a table outside and the atmosphere was good. The waiting service was very good and the owner and waiters speak a variety of languages. They serve a mixture of Sicilian and Roman dishes. Our food was good and nicely presented -... More 

Thank CCjC_13
East Coast
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Friendly, hands on owner who was visible throughout the visits and the ability of the restaurant to cater to the requirements of a Gluten Free diner.Food was nicely prepared and tasty.

Thank EastCoastSailing
Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

We had diner there in the cosy little terrace. The waiters were very friendly. We recommend the ravioli ricotta spinach, excellent, as well as the sicilian desert. The white wine by the glass was good too.

Thank jad f
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Have been to Elle Effe on a number of occasions. Nice location around the corner from Campo de Fiori, but away from the Campo's crowds. Good food, friendly staff. Not the cheapest place around, but not the most expensive either. Good value overall.

Thank Manfred L
Burlington, Canada
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

I have read some of the previous reviews on this wonderful restaurant and they are all correct, but I will go one step further. Yes, we too found this hidden gem quite by mistake and what a wonderful mistake it was. There was 8 of us, so to get a table on a Saturday night at 8:30 is very hard... More 

Thank AnneLucy1950

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$56
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Pollarola 32 | Zona Campo De Fiori, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: +39 06 4566 7792

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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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