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Taverna Cestia

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Via Piramide Cestia, 65, Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 3754
Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Last week I was in Rome with some foreign friends and I remembered this place not too far from the FAO. The service was poor and the quality of the food not satisfactory. The saltimbocca were with peas still half frozen and the wine Torello recommended by the waiter had an unpleasant flavor.

1 Thank Mario44globetrotter
luigi s, Proprietario at Taverna Cestia, responded to this review

Only 1 point for this? Only one point??!! Anyway the peas are note frozen and the Wine was an organic wine! Incredible! It's not fair to write so, i'm sorry. More 

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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small menu but really tasty dishes, both the pasta and the meat and seafood second courses. The seafood pasta was excellent. Traditional Roman dishes and pizza on offer too. Service is typical old school Italian style. Nice atmosphere and a good selection of wines.

Thank Kenneth B
Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Always go here for lunch and dinners at Taverna Cestia during my many visits to Rome, the food is consistently good and the service very friendly, especially recommend the spaghetti with clams or with lobster, also the grilled salmon. Definitely worthwhile.

Thank beautifulglobe
Rome, Italy
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Good at seafood as well as meat. Nice pasta variety, quiet and cozy. Better reserve if outside table preferred during summer.

Thank Caracalla00153
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I can bring visitors to try good traditional Italian food here! Enjoy seafood here. Highly recommended

Thank Tomoko K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I have gone many times to the Cestia some 20 years ago. Today i wanted to relive the great experience of the past, in particular the fresh and crunchy insalata di mare. What a disappointment expected me. The insalata di mare was from the previous day, the sedan in it began to dissolve itself in the juice and was no... More 

Thank Hans P
luigi s, Proprietario at Taverna Cestia, responded to this review
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Mi dispiace per la sua delusione. Io mi ricordo di lei mi ha detto che l'insalata di mare faceva schifo... More 

Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Taverna Cestia is one of my favourite restaurants...I, my family, friends and colleagues have frequented it for many, many years...can't remember ever being disappointed by either the food, the service or the atmosphere. It is so nice to have a reliable restaurant to return to over the years.

Thank ricemileto
Beirut, Lebanon
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Visited with the taste of the previous generation... what a sad difference. Even the ambience changed. Taste still good, but what nostalgia.

Thank miberno
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Pizza ottima e il resto delle specialità romane!I really enjoyed the pizza and the fried artichokes! On the second photo ( from left) a simple salad with Porcini mushrooms, rocket salad and parmesan cheese.

Thank Angelo C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The Taverna Cestia was a favorite of the cognoscenti during the period of la Dolce Vita. It is now run by the originator's grandson. It was one of my wife's and my favorite places during the many years that we lived in Rome. I had the chance to visit it again on a business trip and can report that the... More 

Thank Jim R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 44
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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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Staying in Aventine

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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 a line) along with Parco Savello (Giardino degli Aranci) next to the ancient Santa Sabina church. Keep your eyes on the 1960s architecture, several modern buildings are built atop Rome’s original 4th century BC wall.
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