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#798 of 8,390 Italian in Rome
#810 of 10,169 Restaurants in Rome
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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
0.1 km from Pantheon
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This small restaurant just a few metres from the Pantheon has been run by the Gargioli family since 1961, with the third generation now at the helm. Po...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
Simple restaurant
This italian and familyrun restaurant is excellent and has been there for decades
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 8 December 2020

Usually so close to touristic attractions (in this case the majestic Pantheon), some restaurants might dissappoint. NOT THIS ONE. This is the best restaurant serving Roman cuisine in all of Rome. Not one of the best. ...The BEST. The reason is simple. Family run, already...in their third generation, the grandfather Armando passed on to his sons and nephews the recipes. The present generation has taken it to other levels. Traditional dishes but escalted to something else. If you have lunch here, you will be dissapointed with most other restaurants flaunting Roman cuisine. So go here last. The decor is smart yet warm, toilets top, crockery, cutlery, table cloths. Mix of good tourists and local businessmen and local families. The chef owner wrote several books of his interpretaiton of Roman cuisine. These can be bought after the lunch. Fabiana, the daughter is a great host and will guide to super small parcel vineyard wines which you will not find easily off the shelf. The menu variies according to what is in season. All the traditional pasta dishes are out of this world. Try the carciofi in season, chicken in red peppers, torta della nonna, chickpea soup, tiramisu, carbonara, grecia, matricciana, parmeggiana, bruscetta, thier home made bread and saltimbocca veal. Remember to go here last on your holiday. Otherwise you will eat every lunch here. This family is renowned in the Roman gastro scene. You will find them in the stands supporting Roma FC on Sundays lol. Ultras at the stadium, Ultras in the restaurant. Dajeeeeee...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 12 October 2020

ate here on our first night in rome- delicious pasta but quite traditional/ formal setting. great location and lovely satff. delicious tiramisu!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

This was our first restaurant upon arriving in a rainy Rome and it was perfect. The Cacio e Pepe was perfection and the Amatriciana was delicious. Very local & authentic. Book ahead for an un-hidden gem.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 5 September 2020

We visited Da Armando last Saturday evening and were to made to feel very welcome. The food was excellent and all the staff we encountered were extremely professional and very friendly. The cacio el pepe and lamb were delicious, as was the wine. Will be...back on our next trip to Rome!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 4 September 2020

Had the chicken with peppers. Anyone who knows how to cook knows that with the cheaper cuts of meat, you slow cook them so they fall off the bone. A wing and a thigh arrived on my plate and I soon discovered why my regular...knife had been replaced with a steak knife. If it had fallen off the bone as such a cut of meat should have, I would have finished the tiny portion of protein in 5 minutes as opposed to the 40 minutes it took me to surgically remove the tiny morsels of my dinner. To be fair, they are not alone - nobody, to my knowledge, knows how to cook in Rome.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

Excellent restaurant with most of the traditional Roman dishies. Great food and great service. Although the Roman wine served by the glass was not great it must be accordin to my taste.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 26 July 2020

Our saltimbocca and carbonara were very good. During our visit, in the summer, the crowd was composed entirely of travelers. The tables are very close together, so much so that one member of the couple next to us accidentally rearranged the items on our table...with her derrière on the way to the restroom. Not entirely the restaurant's fault, but a couple more centimeters would've been appreciated. Perhaps because everyone was eating in such close quarters, there was almost a reticence to speak in the dining room. I appreciate a calm, quiet restaurant, but this is something different. It was sort of eerily quiet until a noisy, larger group came in. Still, I could hear everything said on either side of our table. It was our only dinner in Rome that didn't make us want to linger.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

Traditional Roman cuisine prepared impeccably well. I went for dinner and returned for lunch the next day. Both times, I could not resist the Tortino di alici fresche fritte, pomodoro, aglio e prezzemolo (‘Pie’ of fresh anchovies fried and cooked with tomatoe, garlic and parsley);...out of the extensive list of traditional Pasta dishes, I chose two, that I had never seen on a menu: Tagliatelle con le “regaje” di pollo (interiora), pomodoro e parmigiano (Fresh pasta with heart, liver and lungs of chicken, tomatoe sauce and parmesan cheese) and Rigatoni con la Pajata, pomodoro e parmigiano (Short pasta with intestine of young veal. There were a number of less adventurous options as well as a good list of main courses, including pheasant, duck and veal. The wine list is extensive and favorably priced and many of the wines are also served by the glass. Armando dal Pantheon is one of the few Slow Food Restaurants in the historic center and I have been returning whenever I visit Rome.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 18 July 2020

I read reviews that this restaurant was great - and they were all correct. All portions sizes were perfect - plus when I asked for help with the wine - i got a stunning bottle of campo pieve which is now on my favourite list...- but the best was their tiramisu - mind blowing, amazing, brilliant - i have never had tiramisu like it before - next time i am in rome i will be going back (but if you go make sure you book as this restaurant is not enormous)More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 3 July 2020 via mobile

Best carbonara ever, mellanzane parmigiana . Full of Italian local people! Would really recommand this.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Hello there, there aren’t any outside tables, you can only eat inside. Regards DAVID
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