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Taverna Volpetti

#1,419 of 9,694 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Testaccio
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Via Alessandro Volta, 8, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 4306
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! Prices may seem a bit high but they are certainly justified for the quality of the food. Beware that the menu is limited to only a few first and second courses, yet the dishes are bold and creative. Given what they are known for, a starter of mixed meats is a must! Service is swift and staff... More 

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Thank Jennifer P
rome
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The place is lovely, it could do with softer lighting in the evening or something to warm up the ambient. Service was friendly and attentive. Wine list is really good even for by the glass selection. Food was excellent, simple yet sophisticated. I had "drunk octopus", which was really good and perfect truffle tonnarelli.

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Thank veronicaro
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place with organic products. Very good knowledge on their wines. Apparativo has many good cheeses and sausages.

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Thank Tobias_Los
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for dinner, walked in and been surprised about the new fresh style. They opened today after 2 month renovation. We had a very friendly service, typical italian. They served us a fantastic white wine, GARLIDER. You have to taste it. Mix plate from ham and cheese was outstanding... nice atmosphere. We can absolutely recommend the NEW Volpetti

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

If you are staying for more than a couple of days in Rome, or have been here before and taken in all the main tourist attractions, I would really recommend walking around the Testaccio/Trastevere area. Volpetti is a great stop for a quick snack or a full lunch. The food is good quality and affordable, and you won't see many... More 

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Thank January85
San Francisco, California
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221 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This place is more of a lunch time dining than dinner. They cook up all different styles of neighborhood foods plus a variety of pizzas. You walk along the case and you just ask and point what you want. It is all made fresh and the turn over is quick so the food is always fresh. Pizzas are long so... More 

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Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

A selection of typical roman food. Despite of the fast food style, everything we consumed was delicious and prepared with very good quality products. There you can also buy wine, olive oil, cheese, ham and so on.

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Thank Ricardo S
Iowa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We always make a point of supper or lunch while in Rome. Always pleasant people and a great chance to order a great variety of foods. Calzone, pizza, and pasta area always good. I had a really good pasta salad

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Thank SML212
Melbourne, Australia
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141 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Everything you have heard here is true. We had a cheese and salumi board, a spinach and rocket pie and some wine. Each of these parts was exquisite; the prosciutto was from wild pigs and was intensely marbled, the pecorino was aged and the wine... from the foothills of Mount Etna, with a delicious, mineral flavour. All this came up... More 

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Thank Gianni R
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144 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We had some great food with locals at this place. They were kind to us and let us use our limited Italian skills without making us feel stupid for not knowing exactly what we wanted as we walked through the line pointing to foods and paying. It was a great meal and got very crowded as lunch went on.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alessandro Volta, 8, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Testaccio
  • Neighbourhood: Testaccio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 574 4306

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

Staying in Testaccio

Neighbourhood Profile
Testaccio
Put the house music on replay and you have Testaccio, an ancient Roman port and former working class neighbourhood where the bass is set to high almost every night of the week. Its collection of discoteche (nightclubs), street parties, and crowded restaurants give it its well-deserved party reputation. During the daytime, Testaccio is more easy listening than club hit, the area is full of locally owned small businesses and has one of the city's larger produce markets.
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