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La Cisterna - CLOSED

Via della Cisterna 13, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 581 2543
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
19 Feb 2015
“Old School Rome at La Cisterna”
28 Sep 2014
“It "Was" a great place to dine.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Via della Cisterna 13, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

I've been to La Cisterna several times going back to the 1970's. It's always full and everyone always seems to be having a great time. The restaurant serves delicious traditional dishes, lovely wines, and throws in a dash of nostalgia with the accordion player and...More

Thank wakkodog
Reviewed 28 September 2014

A unique ambiance and a terrific and varied menu with quality and flavorful cusine, this very unusual restaurant was on our must return list for the next time we are in Rome. Unfortunately, it appears, from all reports, that it is no longer open and...More

Thank jaberwockx
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We went looking for this restaurant last week. It is no longer a restaurant but is now a hotel. Such a shame since we were referred to this restaurant and told how wonderful it was.

2  Thank MaryKathleen21259
Reviewed 29 June 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have just returned to our hotel after trying to revisit La cisterna after 11 years Imagine our disappointment when instead if a restaurant we found a hotel. I now see on trip adviser that someone thinks that is closed down, but...More

2  Thank deidrea289
Reviewed 23 June 2013

I'm surprised by some of the negative reviews because this was the best meal that I've ever eaten. I've been here twice and both times got the roasted rosemary lamb with potatoes. I think its a specialty of the house. My husband has cousins in...More

1  Thank MartyGa
Reviewed 3 March 2012

I first dined at La Cisterna in 1988. I remember a hopping restaurant with great food, strolling musicians, and good service. I went back when in Italy for my honeymoon in 2000, and it still was very good. In August 2011 however, I went there...More

3  Thank Edward M
Reviewed 17 February 2012

busy with queues but well worth the wait. A once in a life time experience

Thank McGillicuddys
Reviewed 8 October 2011

We were staying just in the same block where this restaurant is located. Everyday we passed by till one evening we decided to sit in a table outside in the street. A very fiendly young man Maximo invited us to visit the underground level where...More

2  Thank silbeRosario
Reviewed 20 September 2011

Visited the family-run La Cisterna in Trastevere, Rome in July 2011 to celebrate hubby's birthday with family. We had been a few times before and had always taken other people there for its typically Roman food and fantastic historical interest. After dinner one of the...More

2  Thank FrancesJ
Reviewed 2 September 2011

Our visit to La Cisterna, which had been recommended to us, was marked by excellent service and above-average food. Though a very personal taste, the lamb was quite excellent, reminding me of the style of lamb I had eaten so many times when roasted over...More

Thank drkunk
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entertains almost every night, and unforgettable
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Cisterna 13, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 581 2543
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