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Osteria delle Commari

#644 of 9,832 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Santamaura 23, 00192 Rome, Italy
+39 06 3972 9557
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Kidwelly, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took us in with out any reservations. Veal cooked in red wine was soft and moist, fish and chips for the kids were really delicious, however huge portions. In fact when we enquired earlier we're told one portion will be just right for one child.The potatoes served with the veal however were dry and powdery and you have to order... More 

Thank KalyanKantam1512
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by my AirBnB host as a good restaurant near the Vatican. Was expecting great Italian food, but all four of us at the table barely touched our food. We ordered the fried cheese, tuna balls, cabonara, chicken breast and two other forgettable pasta dishes. The antipasti were the saving grace, though the tuna balls were much... More 

Thank Lim_Eleanor
Southampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this fantastic little gem and probably the best place we ate in during our 4 nights in Rome! Classy modern decor, staff so friendly and extremely attentive, they care about their wine and food this was very clear! We had a main course of pasta and was amazing! The flavours were just outstanding. I had a sausage... More 

Thank mandylou1981
Rome, Italy
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A small but exquisite menu of local cuisine and an excellent wine list- try the cheeses with honey with the Rosso of your choice -bellísimo

Thank CiceroMT
New Orleans, Louisiana
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140 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Our hotel front desk clerk recommended this nearby restaurant for a reason! I had an Italian dictionary with me, but didn't need it, as our server described each menu item in detail in English. We had 3 antipasto (appetizer) items, and each of the 5 of us ordered a different primo course. EXCELLENT all around! The only item we didn't... More 

Thank Susan K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

When we showed up with our big group there was some confusion on our size. After chef figured out that she could handle the size we were, we were all seated. We were brought drinks right away and appetizers. All I can say is Chef handled the big group like a boss. She nailed it, and I would recommend this... More 

Thank James B
Ashford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were staying at a nearby hotel so found the restaurant through Google reviews which were all good. Staff were friendly and helpful, the atmosphere very comfortable and relaxed - a great wine was recommended which we'd not tried before; the saltambucca was excellent. Two of us with a shared starter, two mains and one dessert, plus a bottle of... More 

Thank Alan D
rochester, ny
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I had not done sufficient research to learn that probably ALL Italian restaurants would be serving traditional fish meals for this dinner offering. Food was good, but I am not a fish fan. The soup dish was delicious, made with a type of fish known as Skate - but by the time it came around, I was getting quite full... More 

Thank jtrd
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner here. Had first and second course, with a bottle of wine. Not the cheapest meal around but worth every penny and absolutely no hidden costs. The staff were friendly and attentive. After becoming a little disinterested with eating out in Rome after being ripped off, this place restored my good opinion. A great last night... More 

Thank Bren-Aur
Manhasset, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My wife and I are foodies, we enjoy going to different countries to retry regional foods. This place, even though it's near the Vatican Museums, is not a tourist trap restaurant. They do offer a set menu but the items on it are the real deal. We especially enjoyed their Roman-style tripe, which is tender and almost buttery. Prices are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 26
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santamaura 23, 00192 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 3972 9557
The Osteria delle Commari is a quiet meeting place just a few steps from the Vatican, where you can enjoy traditional cuisine in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Winery with local wine.

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