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“Excellent food and service”
Review of Ponte e Parione

Ponte e Parione
Ranked #473 of 12,275 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$43
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Wollongong, Australia
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3 reviews
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance and it was the best lunch! The pizza was fantastic. So was the lasagne , you must try it! Fantastic!

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The worst restaurant in Rome”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We went here for the last lunch of our trip, and it ticked all the boxes that characterise a terrible and unpleasant meal.

We were only the second people there, but the service was painfully slow, with our plates sitting on the table not taken away for a long time, even though the waiter/waitress kept coming out to "charm" (read: "lure") passerbys inside.

We ordered the bruschetta and it came out with burnt bread, large chuncks of tomato, and some wilted rocket leaves. This took 15 minutes to prepare (as I said, it was only the 2 of us and a family of 4).

We ordered the rigatoni bolognese, but when the waiter recommended changing rigatoni to the home-made pasta we said: "Why not?" After all, when in Rome... Of course, he forgot to mention that it was more expensive to have the homemade pasta. When the dish finally came out some 35 minutes later (we were really getting pretty impatient by then) it was as if someone had just slapped it unceremoniously on the plate, with watery sauce dribbling all over. It was bad. Probably the only pasta dish I have never finished.

We also ordered the scampi risotto - nice and Italian, you think? Well, think again. Not only did it also take an absolute age to come out, but the real low point was when we saw the chef walk out of the kitchen, go through some door round the side of the restaurant, and return with a bag of frozen scampi. We looked at each other in horror, and were seriously considering walking out of the restaurant, but being frightfully English our courage deserted us (probably the second worst decision of the day, the first being the decision to eat there in the first place). Of course, when the dish came, it looked as if someone had just vomited on the plate. It was close your eyes and open your mouth kind of stuff. It tasted as bad as it looked, and again the plate wasn't finished.

And then, not only did they have the cheek to include a tip in the bill (which I didn't realise at the time of paying since I just wanted to get out of there), but when my girlfriend asked the waitress if the scampi was frozen the waitress said "No, no." My girlfriend stated that she'd seen the chef carry the bag of frozen scampi back into the kitchen. Rumbled, the waitress just took the plates away without a word.

If you want a taste of Italy, this is not it. If you want good food, this is not it. If you want food, you're frankly better off with not eating than with eating here.

Honestly, I cannot stress this enough: AVOID at all costs.

  • Visited May 2014
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Meldert, Brabant, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Easter holiday in Rome 2014”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We had a great diner at Ponte e Parione on the last evening of our stay in Rome.
This nice little restaurant nearby the Piazza Navona has some great assets, more in particular being the fresh and tasty food and its waitresses who welcome you the warm Italian way.

The atmosphere and food were great, brilliant Rosso di Montefalco (Umbria - Sagrantino would have been even better ;-)).

The dessert was absolutely fabulous, being the Grand Mother's pie, a pie with a kind of pudding/crème patissière covered with a layer of roasted pinenuts! I would love to have the recipe ;-). Thanks again for the great service and night!

  • Visited April 2014
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“good food”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

good pizza ,nice people and good food.have a yummy Tagliata with wine .everything was fresh and pizza was made in wood oven

  • Visited April 2014
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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Food”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

Ate 3 pizza. Quick service but we got one wrong pizza and took it because long waiting. Pizza was ok. I noticed that all the other guests got limoncello when they payed except us.

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