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“To be avoided!”

Bar Ristorante Gelateria Roma Elite SRL
Ranked #740 of 775 Dessert in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
Neighbourhood: Colonna
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Colonna
Ireland
Level Contributor
66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“To be avoided!”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

I should have known better when the waiter kept insisting it was fresh food, not frozen or microwaved. We were a party of three. One of us ordered a class of Pinot Grigio (€8). It had to be sent back. The replacement was a bit better but the rest of us were glad that we were on water (€4). The Caesar Salad was terrible - scrawny bits of chicken, appalling croutons and mayonnaise instead of a Caesar dressing (€12). The Spaghetti Carborara (€11) was deemed 'ok' but the Alfredo Parmigano was like rubber (€11).

Our waiter spent most of his time chain smoking at the perimeter fence and between cigarettes, took a minute or two out to tend to customers. The total bill was €46 but he tried to slip €48 past us on the credit card bill. This is the fifth time that someone has attempted to do us on a restaurant bill in just four days in Rome!

  • Visited November 2013
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  • Dutch first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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393 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Awful aperitivo and worse staff”
Reviewed 20 July 2012

I had aperitivo for the happy hour today at the Piazza Capranica restaurant (10 euro all you can eat from 6 to 9 pm) and was very disappointed. Fried food was cold and greasy. Only one beer (draft Peroni) and no wine list. I ordered a bloody mary and it was embarrassingly watered down. The food was abundant but bad bad bad. Mostly fried stuff, but cold and greasy. Rice supply were tough to the point of being unedible. Fried artichoke ditto. The waiters were more interested in picking up a couple of girls customers than serving the rest of us. They smoked and littered the area with their cigarette butts.

Yes you can sit ourside in a wonderful Roman piazza, but better take a walk around to see the beautiful buildings and eat elsewere.
Avoid at all costs.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Marco C
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
393 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Greasy and cold fried aperitivo”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

I had aperitivo for the happy hour today at the Piazza Capranica restaurant (10 euro all you can eat from 6 to 9 pm) and was very disappointed. Fried food was cold and greasy. Only one beer (draft Peroni) and no wine list. I ordered a bloody mary and it was embarrassingly watered down. The food was abundant but bad bad bad. Mostly fried stuff, but cold and greasy. Rice supply were tough to the point of being unedible. Fried artichoke ditto. The waiters were more interested in picking up a couple of girls customers than serving the rest of us. They smoked and littered the area with their cigarette butts.

Yes you can sit ourside in a wonderful Roman piazza, but better take a walk around to see the beautiful buildings and eat elsewere.
Avoid at all costs.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Marco C
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rome
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“completely took advantage of us, and were rude with it!”
Reviewed 24 June 2012

I know that bars charge extra if they bring your drinks to the table which is fine. However I did not expect to be charged 9euro for a child's ice cream! When I queried the bill and complained the waiter got angry justifying the bill with the high rent they have to pay in that area.... Clearly they were taking advantage of us. Tourists, be warned and avoid this place like the plague.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank chippyRome
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