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Trattoria Polese

#683 of 9,739 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Piazza Sforza Cesarini 40, Rome, Italy
+39 06 686 1709
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food and service in fair price. Innkeeper is still with guests - it was very nice. Generally...my strong recomendation.

Thank Mariusz K
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well we discovered this gem by mistake wandering around on a previous trip, actually we headed to a nearby restaurant who completely blanked us as we asked for help so we wandered around the corner and found our 'home away from Rome' sorry couldn't resist that one :) As i walked up one of the waiters recognized us from our... More 

Thank TheHighlanderCymru
Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals of my lifetime! They bottle their own wine, it's amazing! So rich, warm, and bold. I need a case shipped back to the States please. There was 6 of us at dinner, and we tried at least 10 items on the menu. It was all fabulous. I would go back to Italy just to eat... More 

Thank Lisamatasso
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On the delightful Piazza Sforza Cesarini, you will find Trattoria Polese. When you enter this restaurant, you will be struck by the rustic walls and vaulted ceilings. It was a palazzo in another life, the home of the Borgia family. This is a family owned restaurant and has been open since 1960. There are several dining rooms, wine cellar and... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Had not been here for a few years and too bad...it's not as it was. The food (interesting antipasti and honest good Roman pastas and abbacchio) are always about the same., but the dissapointment was with the service. Apparently nice & friendly but then you have to wait 45 min for the pasta after the antipasti...too long especially when the... More 

Thank Romanbiker
Welling, Kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Found this little piazza by chance and decided on Polese rather than the other place (which seemed busier) on the corner (which advertised American breakfast!). Was not disappointed .. food was really good (particularly the octopus pie which we didn't see on any other menu). Lots of outdoor seating. Friendly service. Well recommended.

Thank hayles_tawny
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

And we were able to eat dinner outside at the end of December (good heaters). Great food, great staff. Our party of 10, including 4 teens, had a variety of food and everyone wants to go back, so I think this is confirmation.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent and authentic pasta and good house wine. Quiet area and friendly staff and clean establishment.

Thank slimnickyy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

After receiving the papal blessing and a hop on hop off tour we stopped in here on the way back to the hotel. This is a great charcuterie, restaurant. Well prepared lunch, warm heaters for outside dining, super, kind and prompt service and great food which results in a high rating.

Thank linda31313
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Lunch was amazing and great staff and atmosphere. Very nice and relaxing lunch spot. Would recommend to family or couples.

Thank Mike M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Sforza Cesarini 40, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: +39 06 686 1709

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