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Tempio di Mecenate

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Largo Leopardi 14/18, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 487 2653
12:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 00:00
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's really good restaurant. The owner of the hotel we stayed recommended us Tempio di Mecenate. We tried it and we came back the next evening and the New year's evening. Everything we tried was so delicious - pizza, pasta, tiramisu. The wine is wonderful too. The service is perfect.

Thank Nadezhda N
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was quite busy but we were served quickly and politely. We skipped starters and had mains, desserts and a jug of the house wine. The meat was beautifully cooked, the full meal was very enjoyable. I had Lemon sorbet which game in a glass and was more like a drink than a desert, it wasn't what I expected... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really fortunate to bump into this restaurant on our first night in Rome. It was one of the few tratorrias open on Christmas night in our area. The whole place was very authentic: waiters who spoke broken English and a restaurant frequented by locals. The antipasto was laid out on a table as you entered the restaurant. The... More 

Thank Henry S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to this restaurant last night for wine and possibly appetizers. We started with ordering a liter of the house wine while we looked over the menu. Waiter returned with a pitcher of incredibly watered down wine. I went up to the bar and asked for a glass of the house wine to compare -- all... More 

Thank Kait C
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Ate at several places in Rome but must say this was my fav. Restaurant was recommended by our hotel concierge. Its a true Italain restaurant with lots of locals visiting snd of course some tourists. The food was absolutly amazing. The pasta, pizza, appetizers were all amazing. Pasata Ametricana was my fav and any pizza . Stop by and you... More 

Thank Iluvztravelz
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice place, food was amazing and also good value for money. Wish I have discovered this place on my first day in Rome.

Thank Ivan_zt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We discovered this place while we were waiting for a show in the theater near the restaurant and it became one of our favorite place in Roma : a place to take rest and to eat very well after a busy day in the city. My sister and me came 5 times to taste real italian food (and not bad... More 

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Royalton, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for our first night in Rome had the fettuccini with mushrooms it was not like American less sauce but still good flavor. The oxtail was good also. By far the best sausage and mushroom pizza hands down. Would definitely come back again for the pizza

Thank SGOTT_12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The second visit to this typically Italian trattoria. The first we had one of the best pizza we have eaten. Second visit I had suckling pig with roast potatoes. I can't tell you how good it was. Good service great atmosphere. Eat inside a great restaurant.

Thank Malcolm P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Horrible rude waiters. Food was nice but cranky old bald man waiter made it an extremely uncomfortable experience. The bill didn't even add up right when we calculated the total and were charged for napkins that we didn't even touch.

Thank Brit V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Leopardi 14/18, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighbourhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 487 2653

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Esquilino

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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