Restaurants & Bars 7

Trastevere Restaurants

elasticwaistband | Nov 15, 2011 11:59 AM

I have copied the list below from Wikitravel, which I have never used before. Any comments on any of the places is welcome.

We will be staying as a family this summer in Trastevere and would like to stay in that area most nights for dinner.

I think that I have 2 issues really:

1. we will be there in August and I have heard that especially in this area, things tend to close for a couple of weeks,

2. I am travelling with 2 kids - good eaters but but still kids. For example, I don't think that I saw anything on the Glass menu that would really appreal to both of them.

Here's the list:

Augusto, Piazza de' Renzi, 15, ☎ +39 6 580 3798. from 8PM. A small osteria in the heart of Trastevere. Authentic non-touristic Roman restaurant serving classic Roman dishes, hand-made desserts and wine. It's a good idea to phone ahead to see if they have room because this small place fills up fast every night, although if you don't mind waiting they'll squeeze you in if they can. edit

Fior di luna, Via della Lungaretta, 96, ☎ +39 6 6456 1314, [3]. Very good ice cream and made from Fair Trade products by an ice cream artist with a passion for taste. edit

Glass Hostaria, Vicolo del Cinque 58 (Trastevere), ☎ +39 6 5833 5903

(mailto:infoglass@libero.it, fax: +39 6 5834 9666), [4]. Tue-Sat 8-11PM; closed 21 Jan 21-6 Feb. Uber-modern trattoria. €30-50. edit

Il Conte Tacchia, Vicolo del Bologna 87, ☎ +39 6 581 3189. Roman cuisine at dinner. edit

Ivo a Trastevere, via di S. Francesco a Ripa 158 (a short walk from Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere), ☎ +39 6 581 7082. Get here early if you want a table without a wait. Very popular pizzeria that attracts lengthy queues of young Romans, so it must be good. edit

La Fraschetta, Via San Francisco a Ripa (close to Viale Trastevere), [5]. Reputed to have the best gnocchi in the city, but it's only offered on Thursday nights. They offer 4 different sauces with gnocchi, and if you like cheese the best bet is gorgonzola. If you want to go on a Thursday, go early because by 9PM, the normal time to arrive at a restaurant in Rome, it will be packed. Opens at 7PM. edit

Osteria dell'Aquila, Via Natale del Grande 52/53 (take the H bus to Trastevere), ☎ +39 6 5810924 (fax: +39 6 581 0924). We-Mo. Mediterranean style restaurant. Menu is in Italian and English, and the waiters speak both languages. Open for lunch and dinner. The meals here are excellent and at very good prices. Make sure to try the seafood appetizers. edit

Osteria der Belli, (very close to Piazza Santa Maria). Run by four brothers from Sardinia. Particularly recommended for its seafood dishes. edit

Pizzeria Nick & Tony, Via di San Francesco a Ripa 21. Open everyday. Great little pizzeria run by 2 friendly Neapolitan brothers. You can get a big slice and a huge ice cold beer for €5. The place gets full of locals. That should tell you everything. get there quite early as in the evening they have a few pizzas left, most popular time is around lunch and after school. Also note that the street Via di San Francesco a Ripa has a strange numbering system - odd and even numbers are on the same side of the street so no 21 will be between 20 and 22. €5 for a pizza. (41.8876461386,12.4715269483) edit

Planet Kebab, Via Natale del Grande, 17, ☎ +39 6 581 9863. Good Turkish food, from Kebab to Falafel. This place is very clean, and the guys working there are very friendly. They claim to be open every day of the year. edit

Ristorante Asinocotto, Via dei Vascellari 48, ☎ +39 6 589 8985, [6]. Lunch Tu-Sa noon-2:30PM, dinner Tu-Su 7:30PM-11:30PM. Home made pasta and the owners also have a farm in Tuscany which provides lots of fresh produce.Their selection of goat cheeses is good. Chef is Giuliano Brenna. They are open both lunch and dinner. Their wine bar has a selection of over 300 wines, spirits, and drinks to choose from. They're open from 8PM-11PM so a perfect place to go for a relaxing after dinner drink before heading to one of the many bars in Trastevere or clubs throughout the city. Appetizers €11-12 , pasta €13-14, main course €16-23, desserts €8. edit

San Calistus, Via San Francesco a Ripa, 9 (Close to Piazza Santa Maria). One of the best pizzerias in all of Rome. edit

Taverna Mercanti, (near the church of Santa Cecilia). On the other side of Viale Trastevere from most of the other restaurants. Hard to find but well worth it for perhaps the best dining experience in Rome. In the summer months you can sit outdoors. Inside it resembles a hugely atmospheric medieval barn. Pizza is the best choice here though there are other options. edit

Tony's, Via della Cinque (near Piazza Trilussa (off the Lungotevere, near the Ponte Sisto)). On a beautiful old Roman laneway with indoor and outdoor seating. One of the best lasagne in the city as well as plenty of pasta, meat and seafood options. Risotto alla pescatora (seafood risotto) is delicious; ask for it if it's not on the menu. edit

Trattoria de Gli Amici, Piazza Sant'Egidio 8, ☎ +39 6 580 6033. Closed on Sunday. Open from 7:30PM to 11:30PM. Very interesting place in the heart of Trastevere district. Run by very kind handicapped people, it has nice cuisine. edit

Vincenzo alla Lungaretta, Via della Lungaretta, 170/173, ☎ +39 6 580 0345. Out of the way. Great food and great service and a very reasonable price. edit

Vivi Bistrot, Via Vitellia, 102 (In the Villa Pamphili park), ☎ +39 6 582 7540, [7]. Suitable for children as well. Useful for arranging a picnic in the park. edit

Enacoteca Ferrara, Piazza Trilussa 41. edit

Vizi Capitali (Deadly Sins), Via della Renella 94. edit

Sora Lella, Via di Ponte Quattro Capi 16 (on Isola Tiberina), ☎ 066861601, [8]. closed Sun, Tue morning and 2 weeks in August. 44 to 58 E. edit

A'Ciaramira, Via Natale del Grande 41, ☎ 065881670, [9]. closed Sun, 1 Week in August. 47 to 72 €. edit

Corsetti-Il Galeone, Piazza San Cosimato 27, ☎ 065816311, [10]. closed Sun. 47 to 72 €. edit

Sala di Tè Trasté, Via della Lungaretta 76, ☎ 065894430. 5pm to 2am. for tea and cakes edit

Thanks very much.

Ivo a Trastevere
Via San Francesco a Ripa 158, Rome 00153, IT

Via dei Vascellari, 46, Rome, Lazio 00153, IT

Glass Hostaria
Vicolo de' Cinque, Rome, Lazio 00153, IT

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