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“Comfortable evenings in the Borgo”

Il Pozzetto Ristorante
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Ranked #1,292 of 12,275 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$56
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Comfortable evenings in the Borgo”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We had two lovely meals at Il Pozzetto during our recent trip to Rome during Easter Week. As the Borgo is so convenient to St. Peter's, you will find it loaded with tourists during Easter Week and with many apartments available in the vicinity, there are several good choices. Il Pozzetto was comfortable, the food was good and quick, and the service was heartfelt and attentive - our waitress was tickled that we were photographing the food, and on our last night in Rome, we had a lovely taste of after dinner liquers. Among the outstanding dishes, a pasta with meat sauce was so delicious and savory; we also had a Roman salmon dish (salmon cooked and served atop roasted bread) that was amazing. The salads and vegetables were also fresh and delicious, not over-prepared. The bar is fully adequate, with many choices. The desserts were beautiful and authentic. Grandma's cake - not my favorite, but my daughter loved it. Service was attentive but not annoying. We noted large groups speaking in Italian and many other languages. We did not not have any bad interactions but we noted that outside tables, as in all cafes in Rome, street vendors approach with impunity. This was a great place for us to grab a late dinner on our way back from exploring other parts of Rome, and we noted several vaticani dining there on the occasions of our visits. Always a good sign, we think . . .

  • Visited April 2014
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Surrey, England
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“Ok but street traders a pest”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

I'm sitting here right now and food is ok, deserts great but the waiters don't tell the street traders to get lost. During our meal we have been pestered twice as we're sat near the pavement side of the restaurant door. Other people street side have been pestered 8-9 times during their meal. There is also a nuisance accordionist playing awful music and hopefully he will move soon! Overall it ruins the experience of al fresco dining

  • Visited May 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Terrible!!!! Chose another restaurant! ”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Firstly, I don't normally write bad reviews however, I want to save you the hassle of a bad experience!

The bad/horrible- the food was not great there are better places.

The servers normally don't bother me if their lazy. But for whatever reason I only saw the waitress twice once to take our order the next to deliver it. No bread although yet Male waiter gave all his tables bread. Had to ask for basics such as cheese to put on my pasta. Ok I thought that's ok, this will reflect in your tip. Just to find out gratuity is already added!!!! Hmmm ok that's why waitress didn't really care about service.

The good- price and location. That's it.

Thank Trisha M
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roberto s, Proprietario at Il Pozzetto Ristorante, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
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Rispondo a questa signora solo per far capire agli altri come sono andate le cose ,la signora si è seduta nel nostro ristorante alle 16:00 e il problema principale è stato di avere del parmigiano nelle lasagne emiliane classiche con questo non voglio commentare altro!!!! Riguardo la pigrizia riscontrata nella cameriera,probabilmente è' stata dettata dalla sua completa non conoscenza della cucina italiana, ed a mio modesto parere della cucina in genere!!
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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food, not pushy”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Many establishments on Borgo Pio have hosts that are like sideshow barkers trying to get your business by yelling at you to eat at their establishment. Not Il Pozzetto. Very low key and relaxing, we ate inside, the outdoor tables were all taken. Had a very nice lunch here, red house wine was good, I had prawn risotto, my sons both had the carbonara which they thought was the best of the samplings they tasted from other places. If you are a tourist-free Wifi. Was nice to use the internet a bit not only at our hotel. The waitress was efficient but could have been a tad friendlier. The man who seated us and the woman at the cashier were very nice. I recommend it if you are in this neighborhood.

Thank ginacope
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bad service!”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Worst service, waitress was rude and the pizza was not a pizza, tasted and looked like a puffy flatbread , on top expensive.

Thank Clotilde C
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