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cicilardone a Monte Caruso
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Ranked #1,822 of 13,066 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$37 - US$62
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Esquilino
Description: From 1974 it proposes the customers, typical lucane, roman, and international recipe, pastes made in house, selection of cheeses and cured pork meats from "lucania" south Italy, second made up of meat, stockfish cooked with "lucano" style, sweet recipe of the chef, all fact with experience and attention in order to maintain the taste of the traditional kitchen unchanged. The wine cellar accommodates wines of all Italy with greater attention to the lucani products, is wide the choice of distilled and liqueurs. The three rooms that form the restaurant can accommodate to the maximum 50 persons uniforms in small tables, 35 for full dinner, 15 in little room for one glass of wine o distilled with selection of cheese, sliced meat seasoned, or sweetes. The atmosphere is pleasant and calm. The reservation is appreciate.
Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

The restaurant looks nice, and the staff were fairly attentive and pleasant, with the exception of the manager who seemed to prefer attending to the local guests. If you are to go here you'd need a big wallet or a small appetite as portions are horrendously tiny, although a plentiful supply of bread was provided, dessert was nice however I feel €10 for 3 small profiteroles is a bit steep. Overall we payed €75 for two courses and a drink each, with a small complementary glass of prosseco which was a nice touch. If you want a more substantial meal there a places nearby where you can get large dishes and a bottle of nice wine for the same price.

1  Thank Tom C
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Recommended by hotel staff. Not disappointed. Staff attentive and friendly. Setting relaxing and food excellent. Thoroughly enjoyable. Will recommend to friends.

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Thank Roy C
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Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

Went there because of TripAdvisor, and this timeit was terrific! Food is incrwdible and service is amazing! Veey cosy atmosfhere!

Thank Camila H
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

I'm used to go to Monte Caruso irregularly but not less than once a year approximately. In general its offer and the milieu have been satisfying to me and to my friends. But the last time I had a strong, bothering impression of déjà-vu. Always the same menu, in winter and in summer, always the same obsessing presence of meat, never an innovation, an invention, an effort to create anything new. In practice the chef could virtually be replaced by an automatic machine. Execrable the policy (very widespread in Italy, however) of offering dishes separate from the plates and therefore separately priced.
Moreover, scrutinizing with attention the meat section of the menu one easily realizes that virtually all dishes are already made; one or two are made espresso, that is, on the spot. This implies a very limited commitment by the chef, who has plenty of dishes half cooked.
On the other hand, prices seemed to me significantly increased in comparison with those of my last visit: I'd say some 30%. Finally, in spite of everything, the milieu is cosy, the service not bad (very cold) and wines acceptable.
I am afraid this will be my last visit.

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1  Thank Wunderkammer
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Wonderful food, superior service and excellent atmosphere. Don't miss it. You will have a great experience

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Thank lab-fan
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