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“Amazing food!”

Trattoria Vecchia Roma
Ranked #243 of 13,057 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Esquilino
Reviewed 1 February 2014

We visited Rome some time ago and as we walked down the street we smelled something delicious and this place was just around the corner. After that every night of our visit was spent eating dinner here. We were lucky to score a table as the line was out the door with people wanting to eat here. Can't wait to go back this year!

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Thank Frances V
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Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Nice restaurant close to Vittorio E. Station. Definately recommend the Amatriciana from the specials!

Staff are helpfull and friendly.

Only thing that stopped me from giving 5* is that bread was served on the table (without asking for it) and was later on charged on the bill.

Keep in mind that the kitchen opens around 7:15.

Thank rexde500
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Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic gorgonzola and porcini mushroom gnocchi, and a pizza margarita that was an example of how very few high quality ingredients can make surprisingly good food.

The staff was cheery and funny and the restaurant had a welcoming atmosphere. Prices were very fair too.

Thank OJParis
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

If you, not only want to taste a real Roman cuisine, but also a real Roman atmosphere?!?!?
This is the right place!
Typical plates taste "Scotta ditto and Puntarelle" they are amazing.
But the enjoying thing are the incredible Italian "Rhythm"…Enjoy;-)

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Thank Umbert0_R_12
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We wound up at Trattoria Vecchia Roma by chance. Our intent was to hit Cafe Machiavelli a few blocks away. After watching our cab drive off we noticed that it was closed that day so we wandered the streets until we saw where the locals were going.

It seems to be a popular place. It was half full when we arrived but the host told us it was booked solid after 9pm, which gave us like 30 minutes to scarf an entire meal. Sure enough, large groups of people arrived and the place got jammed quickly. However, the host accommodated us by moving tables around. The one English-speaking waiter in the place was very helpful with the menu. Based on his recommendation I chose the Bucatini all'Amatriciana, which was the best pasta dish I had in Rome. Our 30 minute time limit expanded to two+ hours.

If you're looking something less touristy off the piazzas with a lot of local color, give it a try. It wasn't the best meal we had in Italy but was among the best we had in Rome.

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Thank WalkTheDoggy
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