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Checchino Dal 1887

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Via di Monte Testaccio, 30, Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 6318
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
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Perchtoldsdorf, Österreich
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457 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A legendary Roman Restaurant located nearby Monte Testaccio, serving Roman traditional cuisine. A long menue and wine list served in a nice Ambiente. Here you can find authentic bucatini, Spaghetti carbonara, saltimbocca, using ingredients and making them lighter on the plate, also vegetarian is available. The Service somewhat "reserved" prices rather upper class. Outdoor small garden.

Thank Herbert B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Do not expect fancy modern restaurant - this is all about tradition and history. Perfect service, great traditional roma cuisine - do not forget to try pajala, coda and trippa.

Thank Katerina A
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Good but dated food and presentation .The restaurant is crowded and service is average for Rome.Try another restaurant if your idea of a good meal has moved into the 21ST century.

Thank gareth47
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I'm from Rome and I live in the US. My wife and I recently visited Rome and had dinner at the Checchino Dal 1887 restaurant. The food was precooked, the wine was OK, but overpriced. For the wine, water, two pasta entrees and a second coursewit a side dish, we paid 117 euros before the tip. This is not a... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I should say that Checchino maintains the highest standard in the Roman cuisine tradition. La coda alla Vaccinara (cow tail) has been simply amazing, really cooked at the perfection. Extremely tasteful. The pasta alla Carbonara (as well as Amatriciana and Gricia) are always a great example of how the pasta should be cooked in the "Roman way". Lastly, the "puntarelle... More 

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Udine, Italy
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you are searching for fancy stuff like air of lime, soy sprouts or de-structured dishes, this is not the place for you; but if you are searching for some traditional regional food, with intense tastes, you will not be disappointed. The restaurant is elegant, but not formal and it has a cosy feeling. It is small, so I guess... More 

Thank rickypickyricky
New York
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Went for lunch. Perhaps its unfair to call this the 'best' restaurant of our trip, as the food was simple and good -- but it was my favorite restaurant of the trip. I ordered the Bucatini Matriciana and the Ox Tail Stew, wife had a cacio e pepe & tiramisu; for sides we had the artichoks and some type of... More 

Thank tobywonder
Los Angeles
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The food was acceptable, but not spectacular; the restaurant is tragically overrated. But, the service was lovely.

Thank jayglick
Worcester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Taken here by friends for a birthday meal, I wasn't sure what to expect...I'm not a massive offal fan so was hoping to find something to eat. I need not hesitate as the menu has something for everyone. I shared an antipasto starter with my husband which was delicious - melt in the mouth meats and lovely cheeses, and then... More 

Thank Felicity B
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We had a fantstic meal in Checchino. The service is warm and extremely informed. As a meat lover I went for the calves head-cheese which was finely sliced and drizzled in a peppery olive oil. Absolutely delicious. I followed up with the oxtail. A really rich and unguent dish which I didn't mange to finish but was a perfect winter's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Monte Testaccio, 30, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Testaccio
  • Neighbourhood: Testaccio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 574 6318

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Staying in Testaccio

Neighbourhood Profile
Put the house music on replay and you have Testaccio, an ancient Roman port and former working class neighbourhood where the bass is set to high almost every night of the week. Its collection of discoteche (nightclubs), street parties, and crowded restaurants give it its well-deserved party reputation. During the daytime, Testaccio is more easy listening than club hit, the area is full of locally owned small businesses and has one of the city's larger produce markets.
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