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Monte Caruso

Via Farini 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 483549
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 - 15:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Farini 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The best Italian food I've ever eaten. All at a very affordable price. Loved the concept of the tasting menu: a series of smaller plates of pasta and main dishes, selected by the chef, and topped off with a dessert plate prepared at our table....More

Thank Julie V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started with appetizers prosciutto and artichoke followed by home made pasta and then veal meatballs with a side of stuffed zucchini. Everything was delicious portions aren't huge but still a good value for the quality service was friendly and unrushed

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A Superb Family Italian restaurant. A Few steps down from the street and it was walking into the family living room. The staff were friendly, polite and provided a good service and excellent food. Would definitely like to go there again.

Thank Mekeon54
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Near the Termini Railway Station, the restaurant is under the ground level and nicely furnished and decorated. The service is ok. The quality of the food is...inconsistent. Some dishes were really good (some pastas) while other were at best average. Prices are a bit high...More

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The place was empty when we arrived but full when we left. The service was very good and very professional. The food was mostly about the display than it was substance. Although the food was above average, it was very small portions. There seemed to...More

Thank Rick K
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Monte Caruso is a traditional Italian restaurant hidden away down a small flight of steps. The seating is fairly intimate, so a good place for a romantic meal. We enjoyed a hearty Italian Vegetable Soup followed by Turkey Breast cooked in Brandy and slices of...More

Thank SimonsReviews1967
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We have vited Italy tens of times , and usually enjoyed having good Italian food. Now coming again to Rome after Bergamo and Valletta ( Malta ) and really good feelings in Italian food. So we looked internet and chose Monte Caruso near our hotel...More

Thank matti w
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This restaurant was close to our hotel and what a find! Family owned and run with amazing food. The soup, pastas, and the veal meatballs are amazing!

Thank pcoach
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice mood, the cousin was OK, but the profiterole was delicious! The price was very reasonable, 40 euros per person (with a bottle of wine). All in all, it was worth it.

Thank Itzik E
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I don't usually review restaurants, but I felt compelled to review Monte Caruso because it was the best meal we had in Italy. Fantastic food, top-knotch service. Next time we come to Rome we will be back.

Thank anana216
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 33 - USD 56
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Farini 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighbourhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 483549
  • E-mail
From 1974 it proposes the customers, typical lucane, roman, and international recipe, pastes made in house, selection of cheeses and cured pork meats from "lucania" south Italy, second made up of meat, stockfish cooked with "lucano" style, sweet recipe of the chef, all fact with experience and attention in order to maintain the taste of the traditional kitchen unchanged. The wine cellar accommodates wines of all Italy with greater attention to the lucani products, is wide the choice of distilled and liqueurs. The three rooms that form the restaurant can accommodate to the maximum 50 persons uniforms in small tables, 35 for full dinner, 15 in little room for one glass of wine o distilled with selection of cheese, sliced meat seasoned, or sweetes. The atmosphere is pleasant and calm. The reservation is appreciate.
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