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#1,065 of 7,616 Italian in Rome
#1,123 of 9,010 Restaurants in Rome
Travellers' Choice2023
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Good food is served in a comfortable environment. The outdoor space in the main square is really unique in Rome and can take place about 90 people. The inside spaces are two very welcoming hall: the entrance hall of about 30/35 people and the other room can accommodate more than 60 others.
PRICE RANGE
$36 - $71
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

Unbelievable food truly authentic and a place where the locals eat. This restaurant is tucked away in a little piazza in Trastevere where we met our friends from Australia who reside in Rome.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

The food was mediocre. Especially the fried squash blossoms, which tasted like corn dogs, and the Cacio e Pepe, which is the whole reason we went in the first place. Particularly disappointing was the way I was treated when I asked where I could wait...for the restroom, for which there is only one for the entire restaurant. I was escorted to a hallway outside in the cold with no view of the actual restroom to know when it was free! Needless to say, we will not be back. This place has zero regard for tourists and clearly does not want our business.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023 via mobile

This lovely, atmospheric, and quiet restaurant serves the best cacio e pepe in Rome and it’s served in an edible parmissan bowl. Prices are reasonable and the staff are friendly, efficient, humorous, and knowledgeable. Don’t miss this terrific gem!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023

Disappionting roman food in gorgeous part of rome! It was super packed. Staff wanted quick service to get more people in and wasnt a relaxing atmosphere. The bread was gross which isnt a good sign in rome. Cacio pepe bowl was so salty that it...would make anyones blood pressure hit the roof! I got a steak that was rare NOT medium like asked and couldnt eat it bc makes me sick to see blood come out of steak. Even the cicoria was bad and DRY! I have been livin in rome and can NOT recall a bad meal BUT finally the day came. Thanks Roma Sparita for the tourist trap over priced experience!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

Great food and cute place! The service was very good! We had the Cacio e Pepe and it was fantastic. I highly recommend if visiting Rome

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

This was the best restaurant we went to in Italy!!! Delicious food (mussels marinara) the best I've ever eaten!!! We love the service too!!! Make sure to call and make a reservation

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

Best food in Rome - We had an amazing dinner as the food & wine was excellent.. The pastas were great and the muscles and linguini and clams were the best ever

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023

We had a wonderful time here and the food was delicious - went with an Italian friend who explained some of the unknown dishes to us and it's very far from the kind of place that only caters to tourists. We ate outside and the...setting was lovely. Waiters were especially fun and attentive.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023 via mobile

Did Anthony Bourdain ruin this place? Um, no. It was everything Bourdain and numerous friends said it would be. And, yes, the Cacio e Pepe was fantastic, but so was everything else. The staff was friendly. They seemed to accept Americans without hesitation. When someone...says “you gotta go to Roma Sparita” don’t ask why. Just do it.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

Great spot for really high quality traditional Roman cuisine in Trastevere. The Cacio e Pepe is the highlight, but the gnocchi with meatballs was also excellent (and the fried artichokes were delicious!). Very local crowd, not a super touristy spot. (They definitely prefer locals to...tourists here)More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023

tipical roman restaurant , good food not professional service, with high prices. It was recommended by a friend of mine. not total satisfies

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 19 April 2023

Worst dining experience, I’ve had in many years. Anthony Bourdain famously recommended this place. When he first went, it was a lovely neighborhood Trattoria. After the TV show came out, Bourdain said, why do I kill everything I love? And kill this restaurant he did....It is as dead as a dead restaurant can be. Average food, truly atrocious service. Overwhelmed with tourists. Absolutely nothing to recommend it. I’m sure it was good when Bourdain first came here, and after the show came out, it died..More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023

This restaurant was spotted by our 10 year old with the words 'what about this one?' We has not read any reviews or seen it on any tv show but we happened to be there at 7.30 in the evening and saw a few people...lining up and thought why not!! We were lucky to get a table as it was full inside with reservations but we were able to sit outside in the piazza under cover. It was explained that the service may be a little slow due to the meals that we had chosen but the wait was worth it. 4 different main courses, deserts, drinks and coffee for around €100. The food was fantastic and the service was attentive without being pushy. In a major tourist destination like Rome, to find food of this quality at these prices, this restaurant should not be missed.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023 via mobile

Hidden on a square in Trastevere we went here for lunch. Hadn't made reservation but the manager arranged with a table outdoor. My wife had grilled shrimps with a mixed salad and I had ravioli and we really enjoyed our dishes, it was excellent and...so good. Continued with Tiramisu -best we have had and a very nice Limoncello. Service is great and most of the guests italian and regular visitors. You geat a great feeling being here, we will return. ThanksMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 30 March 2023 via mobile

Good service on one of the tables outside. I had fried artichoke followed by coda alla vaccinara, served with cicoria, then panna cotta. I was trying to eat a typically Roman meal! The artichoke was great ("eat everything!") The oxtail was really delicious. It had...been stewed for a very long time in tomatoes, onions and celery and the meat was falling off the bones. The cicoria was a new one on me and was prepared traditionally with oil, garlic and chilli. It was not for me, but I can see that the bitterness of the vegetable was a good choice with the rich stew.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Response from Ginnie C | Reviewed this property |
Traditionally, Americans dress far too casually, especially for a city like Rome. Italian casual and American casual are not the same.
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English menu yes; it gets a lot of tourists. Gluten free: I have no idea but I do remember that the menu extended well beyond caccio e Pepe
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Ristorante Roma Sparita is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4