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Trattoria Da Cesare

#675 of 9,687 Restaurants in Rome
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Via del Casaletto 45 | Zona Monteverde, 00151 Rome, Italy
+39 06 536015
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Today
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

walked into this place with my wife for a bit of fine dining, there were about 10 people in at 8.30 pm with approx 30-40 places available around the restaurant. On lady welcomed us and was followed by a guy with little mans syndrome who just said " fully Booked" whilst waving his hands around like he was trying to... More 

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Thank Gary P
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

great atmospehere, great service (including the chef and owner), great wines, delicious food. Do not miss the fried things. Order as many different things as you can. order the cacio e pepe. this place should be in wikipedia under "roman food".

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Thank benantoday
rome, italy
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138 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The place is not particularly nice and the neighborhood is not central, but the food and service are excellent. We are talking about traditional roman cuisine, so the specialties are fried antipasti, diferent kinds of pasta (matriciana, carbonara, particularly good gricia, etc) and meat-based "secondi" .

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Virginia
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65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Yes, there is a tram up here from the historic area. But try and figure out the schedule. It was easier to take a taxi (20€, then another 20 to return to the hotel). We were the first to arrive at 7:30 (so unEuropean!), and the large 'cafeteria' sized dining room filled an hour later with mostly locales. (Though I... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Da Cesare is a really good trattoria, not in the best location even though it is really easy to get there via tram. The food is lovely, the polpette di bollito are simply amazing, the stuff is nice. It is always crowded, we had to reserve our table two days before.

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Thank Frank E
Rome, Italy
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Traditional as well as italian cuisine, fresh fish, good meat, nice outside in summer, polite waiters.

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Thank survivor23
Montclair, NJ
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

While this place has been on everyone's list of the best restaurants in Rome....I wholehartedly disagree! My litmus test is spaghetti alle vongole (clam sauce) and it was mediocre at best. My husband ordered spaghetti carbonara, and it was completely off. The zucchini flowers and calamari were also a C+. The main issue that I had was how NOISY it... More 

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Thank wordchef56
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Lunch for four on a Sunday. All the dishes were average to below average. How could da decent Roman restaurant botch grilled lamb? You can find out here. Overcooked and under seasoned. Pesto meatballs also average and nearly flavorless and the fried squash blossoms too greasy. Pasta alla gricia was good. But otherwise, nothing to write home about and less... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We turned up without a booking in a torrential rainstorm. Turned out this local restaurant in a suburb of Rome was very popular and fully booked. Despite this the owner and staff managed to make room for us and conjoured up a table for two. Terrific traditional food served with super efficient service despite every table being occupied. They managed... More 

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Thank Bill W
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner based on several recommendations... First of all the place is completely outside the beautiful city center, located in a residential area without any flair. Why do you want to spend money for a 15 minute taxi ride to this place if there are so many excellent restaurants in the center? Service was unfriendly, apparently they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Casaletto 45 | Zona Monteverde, 00151 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 536015

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