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Taverna Cestia

Via Piramide Cestia, 65, Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 3754
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Piramide Cestia, 65, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice waiter welcomed our group. We took various starter, pizza and pasta. Average taste and quality. Prices are not low, but the place is central.

Thank andricci63
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I used to eat at Taverna Cestia way back in the 70s when I lived and worked in Rome and nowadays meet friends for lunch whenever I am visiting and it never disappoints. A recent lunch was excellent - pasta with a spicy sauce, veal...More

Thank Liz208
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We have eaten here several times when visiting relatives in Rome. The food is always very good. The last time we visited we had lunch and ordered the fried calamari. It was lightly breaded and absolutely delicious - some of the best I have had....More

Thank DustyBoots1953
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

On a visit to Rome a Canadian friend who has lived and retired here took us to this restaurant. The service was superb. The authentic Roman meal was excellent. With lots of courses and wine the bill for 5 people came to only €180. The...More

Thank BillfromGuelph
Reviewed 27 September 2017

It's difficult nowadays to find good quality restaurant with honest price. I know Taverna Cestia since 30 years and it still maintains its reputation. They serve traditional food with good, fresh ingredients and very very reasonable portions. We were 4 persons and we ordered 3...More

Thank Luna N
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Taverna Cestia has an extensive menu, ranging from Pizza and pasta through to full Italian meals. The quality of the food is excellent and their Prosecco is fantastic! We had a lively and amusing waiter which added to the fun. Good value for money too.

Thank Julia E
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Old neighborhood restaurant, always packed with locals. For my money, still the best pizza in Rome. Pastas are also great. Prices very reasonable. The pasta servings are huge, so recommend you split one order for two people (the staff will gladly serve on two plates)...More

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It was the only restaurant open on Sunday noon near Ostiense Station so we didn't have other choice. The truth is that the food was good, we have two pastas 10€ each, in our opinion too expensive for what was offered. They asked us if...More

Thank Elsa C
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here. Would highly recommend. Very friendly staff. We've tried a lot of restaurants in Rome but the fresh pasta here was amazing.

Thank Bex1980x
luigi s, Proprietario at Taverna Cestia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We recently visited Rome for a long weekend and were recommended Taverna Cestia. The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and run by a local family. Although the menu was all in Italian a friendly waiter explained it to us and recommended food to us. The...More

Thank mark2378
luigi s, Proprietario at Taverna Cestia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you so much!

Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork
of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and
embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the
vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around
the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of
surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 44
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Piramide Cestia, 65, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Aventine
  • Neighbourhood: Aventine
  • Phone Number: +39 06 574 3754
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