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“Don't eat here”
Review of La Fraschetta

La Fraschetta
Ranked #10,291 of 12,528 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Langley City, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
235 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Don't eat here”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Don't eat here- there's a reason they don't have any trip advisor signage
I should have known not to stop for lunch- aggressive hounding at the menu posting with a free "salad" and starter- but I haven't had a bad meal in Rome on either of my two trips- til now.
My husband and father had chicken that was disgustingly greasy, my meal was simply ok- from reading other reviews seems I should count us fortunate as we didn't have any issues with billing.
And yes, the washroom was nasty

  • Visited September 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Appalling service, food, value for money and cleanliness.. Do not eat here!”
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Myself and 3 friends stopped here for a quick lunch and really wished we hadn't. The food was microwaved from frozen slop, we're pretty sure they were ready meals. The head waiter was a complete sleaze that perved over every woman that walked past. All the staff chain smoked over you while you ate. The place was dirty, expensive and the food was vile. Do not eat here. They should be ashamed to try and pass any of the swill that they serve as italian.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Bambam1313
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2013

We have just eaten at this resteraunt and want to warn other people not to eat here as they have a scam. We were enticed in with a free starter and salad which we did not receive and then recommended the fish which they charged 45 euro for so our bill for two people came to 115.00 euro and when we questioned this he got out another menu, not the one he gave us with different prices. Other customers were questioning their bills as well.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank 747maxwell
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Rip off restaurant, filthy unisex toilet!!!!!”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Just to be clear, I refer to La Fraschetta in Via Sant'Agnes in Agone, just off Piazza Navona.
It was about 8pm and we were a group of 7, so it was hard to find a restaurant on the Piazza to take us all.
We wandered down a side street and looked at the Fraschetta menu.
Waiter came over and said we would get a free starter of bruschetta and salad.
Menu looked recently priced, so we sat down.
The 'free' starters came - a small plate of 1 slice tomato bruschetta and a little salad, PLUS two large platters of cold meat anti pasto. We ate most but not all of the meat. The bruschetta was very hard and the salad tiny.
One of our party wanted to eat fish, so when a fish, mussell, calamari 'special' was offered she ordered it, without asking the price.
The food was generally good, BUT THE BILL!!!!!!!!! 280 euro for 5 persons - about 100 euro
more than we expected - we had been charged 10 euro each for the meat part of the starter. When we said we had not ordered it, he said he had asked us if we wanted it and that we had said yes - We dont recall being asked etc, because none of us are big antipasto fans, so that was the first part of the scam.
The next was that the seafood special was 35 euro.
Oh, and the one toilet was unisex and smelly and not very clean.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Horrible food, tourist rip-off, horrible customer service”
Reviewed 9 May 2013

My family and I ate here in Navona Square and the waiter was a scam artist who told my husband that the meal he ordered was about 12 euro, and brought him an extra beer when we only ordered one. When we questioned him, he acted like it was on the house, and then scurried away like a rat and wouldn't come by our table. When he quickly left the bill and then took off, he had charged us 35 euro for my husband's meal and for the extra beer. I argued with him and he took off some of the money, but charged a larger service charge than most restaurants. He is a crook and the food was horrible. Stay away from this restaurant!

Visited May 2013
1 Thank BSig333
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