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“Again a very nice evening.”

Osteria delle Commari
Ranked #727 of 12,524 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: US$ 21 - US$ 28
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Aarhus, Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Again a very nice evening.”
Reviewed 6 June 2012

When visiting Rome last year, we found the osteria delle commari, and had a very good dining experience, when back in Rome we gave the osteria another try, and we weren’t dissapointed this time either. Again we were greated by a smiling waitress, which took us through the daily specials.
For starters I had capacchio of cod, served on breadcroutons, which was absoluttely delightfull, my wife had the tuna meatballs, which is by an old roman recepie.
The starters where followed by cod of the day for my wife. It was served in a delicious sauce and with red onion. I had roasted lamb in mustard with roasted potatos - we also ordered a side dish of spinach which had a “bit of bite” cause of chilli flakes.
For dessert we had Tiramisu and chocolate cake. The cake was really good with just a touch of the bitterness from the dark chocolate. I had the Tiramisu, which in my opinion though wasn’t that good - I like the “lady fingers” to be more crisp and not that soaked.
We had water, a bottle of lovely white, biodynamic, white peccorino whine and for dessert two glasses of sweet wine. The bill came at a total of 88 €
Osteria del commaria is not a cheap dining place, but you get good value for your money. But the best part is the atmosphere and that the family owned restaurant tries to use only local produced product. We where told that in the kitchen is “an old lady” and the family runs the rest of the restaurant. You are away of the tourist traps of the Vatican area, and as one of the waiters told us - that they welcome tourists, but they will not advertise to much, cause they want the restaurant still to be for the locals, which is still the case, There where maybe two “tourist-couples” beside us, the rest was locals.

  • Visited May 2012
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2Commari, Proprietario at Osteria delle Commari, responded to this review, 10 June 2012
Dear guest we want to say thank you to you for the nice review and specially for coming again in our restaurant....we are glad you appreciated everything in our restaurant....we hope to see you more and more times!!!
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London, United Kingdom
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“Friendly with locally sourced ingredients”
Reviewed 4 June 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed supper with simple pasta dishes, home made sweet course and local beer

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2Commari, Proprietario at Osteria delle Commari, responded to this review, 10 June 2012
Thank you very much for your review..........we hope to see you again......
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent, authentic Roman cuisine and reasonably priced”
Reviewed 18 May 2012 via mobile

Lovely place, very friendly and helpful staff who described the food in good English. I had the zucchini and anchovy starter and my wife had the fried vegetables, which were in a crispy and light batter. Primi was long pasta with black truffle for me and parmesan combined with mint for my wife. As is typical and correct the pasta was only lightly dressed with the flavourings. We had this with a red wine from the local Lazio region, it was a good match, inexpensive and well described by our waitress. We had not ordered a secondi, which is not good form in a restaurant, but was a good move as we would not have managed this and the dessert. We went onto the dolce which was a caramel concoction for me and an exquisite tiramisu for my wife. Both were good, but the Tiramisu was stunning. We finished with a coffee (espresso) which was top notch - thick crema and rich chocolate notes with no unwanted bitterness. This was accompanied with local digestifs: a sweet red wine similar to vin santo and a barrique grappa. The bill was very reasonable, the service was efficient, the food perfect and the ambience friendly and sincere. Definitely a great place for high quality dining.

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2Commari, Proprietario at Osteria delle Commari, responded to this review, 10 June 2012
Thank you very much for your nice review....we are glad you had a nice meal in our restaurant....thank's again.
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Oradea, Romania
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“great food and location”
Reviewed 16 May 2012

After reading recent reviews of this restaurant we decided to try it Monday evening, the last evening of our trip to Rome. Even though we were not really hungry the food was so good that we almost licked the plates :) . I had gnochi with pecorino , mint and artichokes- excellent combination ! - my cousin pasta carbonara -again excellent, much better than in other places and my fiance had lamb and artichokes and he said it was the best lamb he ever tasted . Pasta and gnochi were 10 eur each , lamb 15 , artichokes garnish 5, so the prices were not so high and not very cheap, but the taste was incredible and well worth it. Also service was very good - the menu was well explained when we asked and food came incredibly quickly (restaurant was about half full at about 10.30 PM).
We tried the caramel-mousse for desert ( 5 eur) and was very good also.

  • Visited May 2012
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2Commari, Proprietario at Osteria delle Commari, responded to this review, 21 May 2012
Thank you very much for your nice review......we are glad that you appreciate all our way of working...we hope to see you again...
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“Best Meal In Rome!”
Reviewed 30 April 2012

This was absolutely the best meal I had while spending 4 months in Rome. My girlfriend and were seated right away and received a glass of prosecco nearly as soon as we sat down. I could tell we were one of the very few foreigners in the restaurant at the time but that didn't stop us from receiving wonderful service. The hostess was very sweet (spoke english!) and helped us with the menu, the courses, and the wines. She recommended a great appetizer which we were pleasantly surprised with. The food itself was to die for - 2 orders of gnocchi will explain that! We barely could move after all the delicious food! The place itself is quite small but we didn't feel too cramped and the atmosphere was friendly and inviting. We would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great authentic italian meal.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Spencer S
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2Commari, Proprietario at Osteria delle Commari, responded to this review, 27 September 2012
Dear guest, we are very pleased to read this review! We've always tried to do our best and we'll alwasy do!
Thank you so much!
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