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La Cantinola

#860 of 9,832 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Via Calabria | 16/18, Rome, Italy
+39 06 4282 0519
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
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Sun 12:15 - 15:15
18:15 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

La Cantinola is a gem. They specialize in seafood (always fresh) and make excellent noodles. The service is impeccable and friendly, the setting pleasant, the price very reasonable. It is well worth a detour, for lunch or dinner. Try their spaghetti alle vongole, it's simply delicious.

Thank jeanolivierrichard
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This friendly restaurant was recommended by family friends that dined here recently. It was located just a short walk from the Westin where we were staying, so it was super convenient for us!!! We had a very pleasant experience two nights during our stay in Rome. The owners are very hospitable, attentive and a pure delight. The food was delicious... More 

Thank nyconcierge2017
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reccomended by some locals as a place to eat. Staff very friendly and sweet. Starters amazing! Mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, aubergine, zucchini, A jug of house wine about 5 euro so pretty good! Main courses were disappointing, seafood pasta - not much seafood in it, bolognaise ok but not amazing! Left with 2 roses from staff which was sweet!

Thank mandylou1981
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this restaurant on Google with good ratings and wasn't far from our hotel. The second we walked in the door we were greeted with friendly smiles and impeccable service. The food was the best we had on our trip to Rome and definitely the best service. This is a 5 star restaurant that went above and beyond for... More 

Thank Julie K
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at La Cantinola. The service was great. We enjoyed the olives and starters. The ravioli was fresh and delicious. The steak filet was awesome. We enjoyed the tiramisu and ice cream bites. The rose was a beautiful gesture. We would recommend this restaurant for travelers in Rome.

Thank Lynda C
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Had to ask for free olives, stuff priety friendly, we had nice evening, have very nice lobsters, free wifi too

Thank martynas d
Camberley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

First night in Rome, looking for something interesting,looking for that originality! And this had it! Only a few people seated,(07:45) took a chance. Warm welcome from the owner, breadsticks and olives on the table. Lovely carafe of red wine, good start. Our waiter was superb (reminded me of Renie, but Italian). Halfway through our meal the place started to fill... More 

Thank JJ14
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Lovely little place. Family restaurant. Good food, but had better in Rome. House wine is 7-8 EUR for the whole bottle. That's not bad. ;-)

Thank Istvan K
Reading, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We went on 3rd March 17. This was for an evening meal, we had antipasti food to share between four of us, to start, which was quite interesting food (different).I had butterfly chicken breast with chips which was warm (not hot) and the others had lasagne. Two had luke warm food which had to go back to the kitchen to... More 

Thank Philip C
Headley, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Went here 2 nights on the go, what a great family restaurant very unimposing from the outside but once in its great. Great Italian family food, there was food that was not on the menu and some that was ,wasn't available, but still a great experience, the wine was only 8 euro's for a litre and really good, had paid... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:15 - 15:15
18:15 - 23:30
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Calabria | 16/18, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Neighbourhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 4282 0519

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ludovisi / Via Veneto

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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and Via Veneto neighbourhood earned its reputation as a posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and models while bored housewives hung out in streetside cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the cocktails, but the neighbourhood is now home to five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to Villa Borghese, a beautiful park for sporting and cultural adventures. If you're looking for tranquility by night, this may be the place: Ludovisi and Veneto tend to shut down after 20:00.
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