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Hostaria Antica Roma

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Via Appia Antica, N.176, 00178 Rome, Italy
+39 06 513 2888
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We went after a tour of the catacombs. The catacombs were meh, but the area, and particularly the grounds of this restaurant are breathtaking. Up on a sunny hill with statues and castles and perfect ambiance, Paolo's restaurant is surprisingly moderately priced for the best food we had our whole trip. And Paolo is so friendly and interesting! Get the... More 

Thank Emily W
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We've been living in Rome for over a year now. We're already bored of places where they rip off tourists, or where they simply don't care about offering honest food and service. This is clearly not the case. This family run restaurant, despite its touristic location (along the Via Appia Antica, thus a place where you go to "hunt" ruins... More 

1 Thank barcelonautaOTT
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Absolutely love this place. This was our first time and we loved the experience. The food was fantastic, we took all of our host's recommendations and they were great! Do not miss an opportunity to have lunch or dinner here and ask about the Tiramisu story!

Thank Rosie L
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here after visiting the catacombs of St Calixtus. Paulo picked us up from the restaurant's old address and drove us back to the new location, seated us in a beautiful garden beneath the tomb of Cecilia, brought us glasses of Prosecco and told us he would look after the food for us. And he did. First we... More 

1 Thank Jenni N
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Magnificent setting, great menu and preparation and a very personable host. Easy drive from the city, a highlight of our recent trip to Rome.

Thank Robert D
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious. The service was welcoming. A great location for lunch after walking along the old Via Appia from Rome, admiring the numerous columbaria and other ancient remains. Let Massimo choose the food. You will not be disappointed.

1 Thank Andrew_of_Melbourne
Strasbourg, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We have visited this excellent restaurant on our walking along appia antica. I am not a food historian but eating our lunch on the first (proper) road ever built was truly exciting. We were told about the rich history behind the place and continuing tradition and presented with a nice portrait after the meal. There is a small museum sort... More 

1 Thank Kavinsenthil
Brasilia, DF
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The idea of dinning in a Roman ruin is exciting, particularly in what could be a charming terrace. There's a convenient parking place for guests, which is something unusual in Roman restaurants. The host is very friendly and suggested us the menu. Last time it was antipasti and lamb as the main course. In a different occasion I had had... More 

Thank Bacuri
Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

For a couple of years now, my wife and I have been wanting to eat at my friend Paolo's restaurant. For one reason or another, we had to cancel each time. This past weekend we were meeting friends in Roma and decided it was the perfect time to give it a whirl so I contacted Paolo. Upon our arrival, we... More 

1 Thank John P
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

We last came here 5 years ago and recently returned and were not disappointed. We had enough enchanted evening in a wonderful magical setting. Excellent food/wine, served by a truly engaging elderly gentleman. The house wine (white) was excellent value and Parma ham/melon was simply divine. If we lived locally, we would be here all the time. A true highlight... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 75
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Appia Antica, N.176, 00178 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 513 2888
One of the most unusual place to eat in the world...a mausoleum of 2000 years ago...

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?