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“Awful service, basic food”

Trattoria Il Ponentino
Ranked #8,418 of 13,624 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: US$20 - US$32
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Trastevere
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Do not spoil your trip - do not try this restaurant. Despite the prices are average, you will be waiting for the waiters for 30 min just with the menu, all the requests are ignored by the staff, food is basic, one time visit only!

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Italian food from the daily menu was awsome..i was with my beautiful girlfriend and we choosed carbonara, lasagna.. saltimboca and spenzantino...the salad was good, italian pasta based food eas good, desert good.. prices ok, personnel no speak english

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Food was tasty and beautiful and service very polite.Terrace was absolutely charming. Prices were reasonable. We went back a few times. I recommend highly!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We cross the city and we arrived to this trattoria. A small terrace full of cramped tables, vintage deco and nice atmosphere. We was attracted by the place and we remaind to serve our dinner.
It was an excellent decision !
We eat pasta, soup, bruscheti and a delicious "dolcio di casa"
Everything was very tasty and very well cooked.
The price is medium and i considered a very honest one.
I recommend the ristorante.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Il Ponentino is definitely a nice place to have a drink in the evening but when you arrive, the staff doesn't really give you a welcoming feeling.

After having received the menu, we decided to go for the €5 cocktails. Unfortunately the waiter said it wasn't possible (why put it on your board outside then?). So we went for the wine, which was actually pretty good and not too expensive (€14/bottle).

We ordered the calamaretti (fried calamari bits) as a starter. This cost us €13 and was absolutely awful. We ate more fried breadcrumbs (which was probably fried in an oil they had used for over multiple days) and we couldn't even taste the fish. This was all served in a carton plate with one small piece of lemon, no sauce.

After seeing the table behind us sending back their plates, we asked for the bill and got the hell out of there. The staff wasn't too happy about it.

Not recommended unless you're just stopping by for a drink.

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