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Il Cartoccio - CLOSED

Via Macerata 8/A, 00176 Rome, Italy
+39 329 765 7219
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
24 Oct 2015
“Dinner time success”
2 Jun 2014
“Nice people..heavy food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Fast food
Via Macerata 8/A, 00176 Rome, Italy
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 24 October 2015

My husband and I were only in Rome for a night and happened upon this place as we strolled out around from where we were staying. WE had a great time. The dinner offer was a great deal -appetizer, entree, and pasta and dessert and...More

Thank KTrigs
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Nice people, very helpful and kind. Unfortunately food is pretty heavy and to eat it there are only sticks. .no fork at all!

Thank Sara A
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The old Cartoccio is back and batter than ever! Apart from fabulous fried snacks (their specialty), this time they also serve cold cuts and cheeses and offer as much as salads. The kitchen is on display so you basically watch beautiful fresh pumpkin flowers become...More

Thank akela1984
Reviewed 22 July 2013

This adorable fried food shop was perfect as we were walking around Navona. We munched on calamari, artichoke, and olives (and enjoyed two Peronis) before continuing to explore Rome.

Thank meliss1110
Reviewed 19 August 2012 via mobile

If you do not expect a chic "restaurant", this is a place that is worth to be tried. Very Small "ciccheria" on the main street( max. 10-12 persons allowed), you can get small pieces of different fishes or meats, all fried and prepared on time....More

Thank aurelioc625
Reviewed 19 August 2012 via mobile

Very good good, place is small but if you look for fried food this the best place. Wine was very good.

1  Thank Tiziano S
Reviewed 29 July 2012

It is a tiny hole in the wall along a busy street. Fortunately nobody else was there when we arrived so we got to sit inside away from the traffic. Adriano, the owner, explained the menu to us and recommended items to try. Everything was...More

4  Thank BBGSinMarin
Reviewed 21 June 2012

This place really lived up to the excellent reviews! We looked for it on a Monday, as we rode by on the hop on hop off, but it was closed. Returned on Tuesday for what turned out to be a real treat. Our party of...More

1  Thank TxTrish99
Reviewed 21 February 2012

After reading several good reviews, we decided to give it a try. Il Cartoccio is a very small place, if you are not careful, you will really miss it. There are 2 small tables outside and a few inside. What do they have in the...More

7  Thank aysem_duygu
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Great location on Corso Vittorio Emanuele between Chiesa Nuova and Sant'Andrea della Valle, we literally ran by it as we got off the bus. A new experience for us -- veggies, seafoods, or meats fried in a light batter with seasoning, and served up in...More

4  Thank MontfortR
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
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 13
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Macerata 8/A, 00176 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 329 765 7219
  • E-mail
This family-run shop offers a unique choice of traditional Roman fried specialties cooked freshly for you in 3-5 minutes. The wallet-friendly menu includes squids, shrimps, mozzarella cheese, artichokes, and much more. A well-selected list of undiscovered Lazio wines will complement the meal.
Feel free to ask for a take away paper bag or enjoy a few minutes of rest at one of our tables before continuing your walk through the Eternal City.
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