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“nice restaurant”
Review of Ristorante Joseph

Ristorante Joseph
Ranked #656 of 12,362 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$39
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
essex
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91 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“nice restaurant”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Recommended by tour guide. food was hot and very good - menu is in english so you know what to order. Wine by crafe was very reasonable and very good.

Visited October 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
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  • Swedish first
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English first
Long Beach, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“3 weeks in Italy, this was the only bad restaurants”
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

Service: Poor, neglected us. Not enough wait staff. Waited forever for everything. Finally had to find the manager to beg for a check which seemed to really piss him off. He certainly wasn't there for us. It was likely the servers were avoiding giving us the check because they were busy and didn't want another table to be seated.
Food: Steaks were almost devoid of seasoning and flavor and not all that tender. It became a chore to finish them. Zucchini blossoms were like grotesque knotted globs of breaded and deep fried cheese. They ruined the blossoms. In fact. itwas hard to find evidence of the blossom.
All the other restaurants in Italy were great. Gracious, funny, and helpful staff. Tasty, attractively served food. What's going on with this place?
This was by far the low point of our Italy dining. Considering that we didn't lose our passports during the trip or seriously injure ourselves, it was just about the low point of our entire holiday.

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food!”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Ate here in Sep 2013 while visiting Rome. Excellent food! My only regret is that I didn't get back for a second visit. (Make reservations!)

Visited September 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

We went there at prime time Saturday evening without reservation. Although very busy they found us a table next to the visiting priests. The place was larger than I expected and full of local families and friends. Good atmosphere, very busy, good polite service. The food was good, certainly good value as you would pay a lot more for this standard in Rome.
Overall a very good experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rude staff diminishes the experience”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

After being recommended by the hotel staff I was anticipating an excellent meal. I found the restaurant to be lacking in many areas. I think what I felt most disappointed about was the quality of the meat, the meat is displayed prominently when you enter and the quality is not transferred to the finished product. The meat was tough, greasy and flavorless. Expect to be charged 3.80 euros for every 100 grams of steak weight with a minimum 600 grams. Of the many restaurants in the immediate area I would say the food is of decent quality although not a pleasurable dining experience due to rude staff who do not speak English well. Do not sit near the kitchen doors, the staff smoke in the kitchen and you will get a mouthful every time the doors open.

Visited September 2013
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