We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Enoteca Ferrara

#1,327 of 9,773 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Trastevere
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Via del Moro, 1 | piazza Trilussa, 41, 00100 Rome, Italy
+39 06 580 3769
Website
Today
19:30 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

749 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 203: English reviews
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hard to find but really just off Tibor river in Trasverere neighborhood. Price fix lunch..5 courses and an unbelievable red and white wine list; heavy books with the wine labels. Friendly service but at a leisurely pace. €100 for 2 including bottle of Pinot Blanca and digestive.

Helpful?
Thank BS2020
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice relaxed place for evening aperitivo and a drink. Good selection of Italian wine and 'bollicini' (spumante) by the glass. Salute, Cristina

Helpful?
Thank Unpodipepe
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
549 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of the popular area of Trastevere (= the other side of the Tiber, as opposed to the historic centre of Rome), this enoteca (=wine bar) is much more than that. Yes, the wine menu is spectacular (perhaps 100 pages?), and so is the choice and the quality. But this is a proper restaurant and the food matches... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lucio F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Nice and relaxed atmosphere, nice selection of Italian wines and very nice staff, in lovely Trastevere area.

Helpful?
Thank Camilla A
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Very cosy. Friendly staff and a nice collection of wine. You buy a glass, and don't have to try a hole bottle. Well worth a visit!

Helpful?
Thank OlaRic
Holyhead
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Once more visiting Rome with friends to watch the rugby. After a pile a want visit 4years ago we decided to return to this restaurant. Staff friendly and knowledgeable, food superb. Recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Helpful?
Thank AWJ58
Rome, Italy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We went to the Enoteca Ferrara because a friend suggested it (I am from Rome and my boyfriend is Dutch, so I wanted him to try classic roman pastas). Overall the food was good, but my boyfriend ordered 'pasta alla gricia' and was served 'pasta cacio e Pepe'. He ate almost all of it and it was very good, but... More 

Helpful?
8 Thank chiafari
Lina P, Direttore at Enoteca Ferrara, responded to this review
Google Translation

Gentile Signora, il mio invito ad essere più elastica sottintendeva quello di essere meno saputella e capisciona, ma evidentemente è... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
204 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This was one of our most enjoyable dinners in Rome. During our visit, the menus of the Trattoria (lower priced) and the restaurant (more innovative dishes) were combined, and our party ended up selecting from both menus. Some of our antipasti were simply outstanding (the Fiori di Zuccha, the Carciofi a la Giudia), wonderfully fried but not greasy. Among the... More 

Helpful?
Thank 1KRP
St. Petersburg, Russia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The place has a very extensive wine list and the wine prices are very different, from very reasonable ones. The food, however, is expensive (think of pasta dishes starting at 22 Euros) and the service is slow and unfriendly. It was difficult to get waiter's attention, eventually we waited for over an hour to get our first dishes. All of... More 

Helpful?
Thank anyastpetersburg
Ormond Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Just returned from 3 weeks in Italy and this was one of our favorite restaurants. Food was very good, staff was friendly and attentive (and spoke English well), wine list was in credible, and all made for a nice dining experience. If you are an American, as I am, and in a hurry for a quick meal than don't eat... More 

Helpful?
Thank bruggesfc

Travellers who viewed Enoteca Ferrara also viewed

 

Been to Enoteca Ferrara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Monday
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 23:00
Thursday
19:30 - 23:00
Friday
19:30 - 23:00
Saturday
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Moro, 1 | piazza Trilussa, 41, 00100 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 580 3769
Description
Enoteca Ferrara is the most surprising enoteca in Rome - and possibly the best. It's a gastronomic archipelago of rooms: bar, wine bar, restaurant and more modestly priced osteria with a partly covered terrace. The cuisine serves a menu of Roman ‘cucina povera’ that is not as much ‘peasant food’ anymore as it is traditional, inventive and delicious.In the heart of Trastevere near Ponte Sisto, between Vicolo del Moro and Piazza Trilussa, since 1988, the restaurant Enoteca Ferrara is considered the temple of wines with a large choice of Italian wines (1600 labels). The two sisters, Mary and Lina Paolillo, the first chef and architect and the other sommelier, opened this restaurant in 1988 near the Arch of San Callisto in Trastevere. The restaurant, which in 1996 moved to Via del Moro, is wonderful: situated in a fifteenth-century monastery of St. Euphemia, still has a beamed ceiling. Tables made of painted majolica, wooden beams and exposed stone walls and antique furniture, make the ambiance very charming, elegant and warm. Enoteca Ferrara currently count three areas in 500 square meters for a total of 120 covers: the Gourmet restaurant "Enoteca Ferrara," "ferrarino" which is the trattoria, and "La Mescita" the wine bar. The wine cellar is visible from the restaurant through an ancient forged grating. From the opening Enoteca Ferrara distinguished itself through the cuisine besides the impeccable service. From Piazza Trilussa you enter in the wine bar La Mescita to taste a very good glass of wine accompanied by a variety of fresh and delicious foods, couscous, pasta, garlic bread and cheese, vegetables; then you get down two steps in the private room with a few tables and relax. From there you enter into the charming restaurant Enoteca Ferrara, opened only for dinner, with a kind attention to every details, an ideal place to dine, relax and drink good wine! You continue in the next room, where is the Ferrarino, open for lunch and dinner for a more casual and less pretentious meal. A very nice outdoor area is for dine and for smokers, too. The Ferrarino's cuisine is based on the traditional Italian peasant: soups, polenta, stews, roman dishes, meats, cheeses and seasonal vegetables accompanied by a wine list of 400 labels. The menu which change every week is a triumph of various regions, from Veneto to Sicily. The Enoteca Ferrara's cuisine is more sophisticated, creative and refined with a Slow Food approach that exalts the quality of the raw ingredients. The dishes, expertly creative by the chef Mary, are the result of a continuous research of traditional Italian recipes.The wine list is so much amazing that in 2003 Enoteca Ferrara won the Oscar awarded for best wine shop in Italy. The wine list contains 1,600 labels, and is organized in two bound books: one for reds and one for whites, with an entire page dedicated to descriptions of every wine, complete with an impressive visual-- an actual label taken from each bottle.In addition you can find a selection of tea, coffee and spirits, from the West and the East, including some unfoundable as Puerto Rico AA, Santo Domingo Pacadulce, Indian Nugget, Chickmagalur and Santos Montecarmelo purodolce.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Enoteca Ferrara and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Enoteca Ferrara staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Trastevere

Neighbourhood Profile
Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
Explore this neighbourhood