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“Great authentic dinner”
Review of La Barca

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La Barca
Ranked #8,781 of 12,585 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
Reviewed 8 August 2010

We experienced La Barca with our 3 young daughters (10, 8, 6), recommended by our hotel. Loved every minute of it! Service was awesome, food was delicious. Didn't look at a menu, although it was offered, 'trusted' our waiter. Wasn't offended by the bill. Not a 'glamourous' restaurant but had an exceptional night and have recommended it to friends travelling to Rome. Hosts were very gracious. One of our more memorable nights in Rome...and there were many!

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Reviewed 23 June 2010

I was interested to read the reviews having experienced La Barca. We were recommended the restaurant by our B&B, and like others our restaurant host didn't give us menus but simply gave recommendations. I would say, that if you are worried about budget, then do insist on a menu - however, if you let the host bring recommended food to you, it really is a treat. The speciality of the restaurant is fish, and you will rarely find anything better in terms of quality of food. You'll probably end up spending about 60 Euros a head including wine, which for the quality on offer is a bargain.

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Reviewed 22 June 2010

We ate at La Barca on the recommendation of the owner of our B & B and were not disappointed. We ordered a fixed price, five-course meal, not realizing that the antipasto was a meal in itself. The seafood antipasto included tender, flavorful mussels and clams, lightly fried calamari, shrimp, and octopus salad. The secondi piatti was a grilled sea bass, which was also excellent. The owner of the restaurant kept giving us tastes of some wonderful Sardinian cheese and took about 10% off our bill.

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Thank bicyclingmaniac
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Reviewed 8 June 2010

Yes, everything said on here is true. No menu, the staff wants you to "trust" them. We didn't have wine, we did have 4 different appetizers, and we refused the dessert/fruit platter. I think we ended up spending 50 Eu total for the both of us for an early dinner.

The guys are pushy but friendly. If you want value or you are on a budget, go elsewhere.

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Thank drewmania
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Reviewed 2 November 2009

This place is a complete tourist trap.
My wife ordered a seafood appetizer for 20 euros and they brought her multiple plates of what she did not order. I also just had a appetizer for 12 euros and we had water. When we asked for the bill it was $50 Euros!!!!!!!
no explanation was given.
the service was terrible.
the totally took advantage of us because we were tourist's!!
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Don't go here...Use rick steve's book and go everywhere he tells you. We loved every restaruant he recommended.
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Skip this place and skip getting ripped off.

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