We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great place to check out jazz or blues in Rome”
Review of Big Mama

Big Mama
Ranked #52 of 574 Nightlife in Rome
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Part restaurant, part music hall, visitors can dine while watching their favorite music acts.
Reviewed 14 October 2005

This small, basement location is crampted, low-ceilinged and a thouroughly wonderful, authentic experience. You get the feeling that perhaps you are in the kind of NYC club ("Smalls" or the like) that doesn't dress up for the tourists (sure you are one, but most folks aren't).

There's a cover (you buy a season pass for about 10 Euro), but it's good for the whole season, so you can go a couple of times during your trip. Drinks are reasonably priced and a good pour (if your from NYC or SF, you will think that are a great price).

The bands that we have seen are excellent, though no-name, and put on a great show.

Be there early if you want a chance at a seat, because there aren't many. The walls are in bad locations, so it can be hard to see over the crowd. Your best bet is to be tall, so try that -- it should help.

The seating is really the only problem and if it wasn't for that, this would be a five star.

14  Thank gsbdiver
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (78)
There are newer reviews for Big Mama
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

22 - 26 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Google Translation

Thank federicoprtn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Naim A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Ertom94
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 March 2017
Google Translation

Thank Luca M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Big Mama also viewed

 

Been to Big Mama? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing