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Glass Hostaria

#369 of 9,782 Restaurants in Rome
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Trastevere
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Vicolo del Cinque 58, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 5833 5903
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19:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 19:30 - 23:00
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Rome, Italy
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is awesome, in the heart of Trastevere in Rome. The design of the restaurant is as unique as the cousine. We tried the Glass tasting menu and it was perfect. Every dish was a surprise, there were so many different tastes in just one plate. Three words to describe it: unique, delicious and beautiful. The prices are high... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a special tasting menu pre-booked including wine flight. It was superb. Every course was prepared perfectly and served up in an exceptional way. The wine flight and Port to finish was great. Not cheap but memorable!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant delights all senses. The female head chef uses molecular gastronomy to create an unforgettable dining experience. The tasting menu was a great balance of snacks, primi, secondi e dolci. It was as amazing to the eyes as it was to my stomach. Definitely be prepared to open your checkbook, but Glass Hostaria has definitely earned its Michelin Star.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time in Trastevere. Three years ago we came to Trastevere in the week prior to getting married. We dined at Glass Hostaria and were so taken with the food, the ambiance, the service. In fact everything. So on our return to Rome, we could not pass up the opportunity to visit again. Everything was just as... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here with high expectations due to the Michelin star, but the quality of food and service ultimately were unconvincing. Both of us had the vegetarian menu. Here is a quick course-by-course review: Amsuse bouche: Cacao butter ball with mojito and sugar was a fun way to start the meal. Avocado cream was good, but not very exciting, like... More 

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1 Thank Tony M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

One of the finest dinners I ever had. Perfect food in a great neighborhood, worth every euro. Just go there for a great evening out. Especially if you are a vegetarian who is looking for a high quality restaurant. Michelin star restaurant well deserved.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is not your typical pasta/pizzeria restaurant! It is fresh, modern, innovative Italian cuisine - and it is delicious. Our meal started with an amazing tiny squash ball of a mojito, held in a thin sphere (?white chocolate) sitting atop a tower of salt. Other sensations included foie gras ravioli, chicken liver pasta, sensational lamb and fish. The breads were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was my second visit to Glass. I returned following delightful memories of an excellent degustazione menu about 4 years ago. I was glad to note that Glass obtained a Michelin star since I last visited. The colours, décor and lighting inside truly prepare you well to get ready for something special. Three menus were on offer, a Vegetarian menu... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

this restaurant has a Michelin star, but clearly the inspector had a different meal than ours. This was the worst Michelin-starred dinner I had in my life. We had the vegetarian tasting menu (85 EUR). Out of eight courses, only one was memorable: incredibly soft and thin ravioli oozing with liquid parmesan filling and truffel caviar on top, all bursting... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We have been there couple of days ago for a special dinner in a michelin star restaurant. We tried the chef experience menu, suppose to be the best but it was not. Tasting very strong, maybe to strong. I don't think we'll try again. Anyway the worst think as been seen the chef spend all the time sitting in front... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 54 - US$ 75
Cuisine
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 23:00
Thursday
19:30 - 23:00
Friday
19:30 - 23:00
Saturday
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo del Cinque 58, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 5833 5903
Description
Glass Hostaria restaurant in Rome’s Trastevere quarter is an eye-full for lovers of superhot modern design. Set in one of Rome’s oldest, most atmospheric neighbourhoods, Glass Hostaria’s fabulous high-concept dining space with its soaring ceilings, open staircase, part-glass floor, sleek seating and stunning gold-filled niches contrasted with raw brick pillars and original beamed ceiling has won accolades and international attention. The Italian menu under the direction of Cristina Bowerman is an inventive balance of then and now, with dishes like starter of foie gras with caramelized bananas (yes, that’s right) and brioche, first course of risotto with oysters, crème fraîche and crunchy artichokes, second course of pork filet with quinoa, smoked tomatoes and orange sauce, and dessert of chocolate cake with rosemary ice cream. The tasting menus are good value and the wine list has over six hundred labels on offer. Hire of this venue would make a superb site for stylish launches or sophisticated parties. The service is excellent and, after dinner, Glass Hostaria turns into a wine bar, so you can linger on and on.

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Staying in Trastevere

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Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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