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Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino

#1,246 of 9,544 Restaurants in Rome
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Via del Gelsomino 68 | Zona San Pietro, 00165 Rome, Italy
+39 335 815 0837
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11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 23:30
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Menu is usual but has hidden surprises. New clients are a bit penalized, but that's how Italy works. All in all, food was great, value/quality was awesome, waiting time was reasonable and atmosphere too was nice. Only let down was they made 13 min to bring as the bill. Things happens sometimes. Wasn't even mad, very satisfied, would go again.

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Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this review
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Grazie per la gentile recensione, spero di riavervi quanto prima nel nostro Locale per farvi Gustare altre nostre Specialità e... More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome food , typical Rome food . Well worth a visit reasonably priced . If you want to eat food that is recommended by locals this is where you should go .

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Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this review
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Grazie per la gentile recensione, spero di riavervi quanto prima nel nostro Locale per farvi Gustare altre nostre Specialità e... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was a good restaurant for a solid Italian meal. The food is very fresh and tasty. Service was good. The waitress did not speak a lot of English, but she was very accomodating. Decent house wine. Lots of vegetable selection on the menu. Close to the Vatican.

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1 Thank Alexis K
Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this review
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Grazie per la gentile recensione, spero di riavervi quanto prima nel nostro Locale per farvi Gustare altre nostre Specialotà e... More 

Seriate, Italy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I'll start by saying I'm Italian and I think that the food here was very good! Especially the meat! We got the filetto with roasted potatoes as a side dish and it was delicious! Staff was very friendly! Cozy location.

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Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this review
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Grazie per la gentile recensione, la vostra soddisfazione è per noi motivo di Orgoglio, spero che ci riveniate a trovare... More 

Manila, Philippines
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This restaurant is memorable for me because this is where I finally tried the Roman dish of Cacio E Pepe which is pasta with Pecorino Cheese and Black pepper...It was delicious! Great vibes in this place, very friendly waitress who made us feel at home, the owner also was very nice to us. Go here to eat authentic Italian food... More 

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Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this review
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Grazie per la gentile recensione, la vostra soddisfazione è per noi motivo di Orgoglio, spero che ci riveniate a trovare... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The building is beautiful inside. Bruschetta with tomato is a must-have appetizer and only 2€ each (get 1 per person). They have the more traditional Italian foods so go with an open mind and hungry belly!

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1 Thank Corinne D
Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this review
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Grazie per la gentile recensione, la vostra soddisfazione è per noi motivo di Orgoglio, spero che ci riveniate a trovare... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

2 persons ate bruchetta, one pasta dish each and desert plus sparkling water and a bottled wine (not house wine) for 51.50 euro. The food was superb! Also, even if the small restaurant was completely full you felt seen and taken care of. With a warm smile from the service and some sign language it was no problem to communicate... More 

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Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this review

thanks for your kind review, I hope to still have you with us. thanks again. Lorenzo. More 

Douglas, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an night with a real flavor of the city of Rome, you'll have a good experience here. Good food, a bit of a language issue but fun.

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Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this review
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Grazie per la Gentilissima recensione, la vostra Soddisfazione per noi è motivo di Vero Orgoglio, spero quanto prima di riavervi... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We visited three times during our week long stay in Rome, that says it all really! Old fashioned in the nicest of ways. Welcoming friendly service, good local freshly cooked food, generous portions all at a very good price. We hope to visit again next year!

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Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this review
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Grazie per la Gentilissima recensione, la vostra Soddisfazione per noi è motivo di Vero Orgoglio, spero quanto prima di riavervi... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend decided after a long day of traveling to check out local places to go out for dinner in Aurelio. We found this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. The food was delicious, the service was lovely. The atmosphere was rustic and traditional. We had pasta, sauce Carbonara and Amatriciana and both were delicious. Very reasonably priced. Highly... More 

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Lorenzo M, Proprietario at Vecchia Osteria del Gelsomino, responded to this review
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Grazie per la Gentilissima recensione, la vostra Soddisfazione per noi è motivo di Vero Orgoglio, spero quanto prima di riavervi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 32
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Saturday
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Gelsomino 68 | Zona San Pietro, 00165 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 335 815 0837

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?