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Via Cernaia, 36, Rome, Italy
+39 06 481 4409
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“injera” (3 reviews)
“couscous” (2 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via Cernaia, 36, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked up a love of Eritrean/Ethiopian food from a year living in Eritrea and 3 years in Ethiopia, and reinforced it with several visits to London and Leeds-based restaurants. So one of our first thoughts when planning a visit to Rome was to seek...More

Thank GavinElk
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We love Ethiopian food and try to go to an Ethiopian restaurant whenever we are in an area that has one. I am so glad that we decided to try Asmara. There are a number of vegetarian choices and they had our two favorites, shiro...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

A perfect combination between amazing food comfort and a couple of friendly owners...totally recommended if you like exotic, condimented and spicy food! I loved this place!!!

Thank Nicolás F
Reviewed 25 November 2016

After reading some of the more negative reviews on TripAdvisor (mostly from Groupon customers) i was skeptical but decided id take my girlfriend anyway as i wanted something a bit different. On arrival we were greeted by the actual owner joseph (nice touch). The interior...More

1  Thank Jon C
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I stayed in Rome for a weekend and this was the best food I had. (The Italian food in Rome was disappointing in all honesty) You don't get a knife or fork , most meals are served on a pancake of thin spongy Injera bread....More

Thank RichieChin79
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We discovered this restaurant thanks to Groupon. The food was tasty and spicy, and we were satisfied by the end of the meal even if we weren't completely full. However, despite it being said on Groupon that there was the possibility of choosing the side...More

2  Thank Martina G
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing! I go there every single time I am in Rome (I'm not even kidding) and every person I introduce to the restaurant also falls in love with it! It is definitely something everyone has to try (if they like spicy food)!

1  Thank Theresa H
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered two meal plates but definitely came with a portion of 3 meal that we couldn't finish. Since we are both from Ethiopia originally and we both know a good taste of the food and this is one of it. Really nice and cozy...More

1  Thank Netanet
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had a nice dinner with a coupon. Surely we will come there again even without a coupon. The starter is made by 3 small appetizer very spicy and tasty. The main dish made with vegetables cous cous and meat (you can have it without...More

Thank Frieda V
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I didn't like so much the food, but may it could be instead that I don't like African food at all.. when he came take the wine, but for a coupon a bit more expensive then mine because after he just understood about the value...More

Thank FlashAurelius
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cernaia, 36, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighbourhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 481 4409
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