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“Hidden Gem”

Ristorante Roma Sparita
Ranked #549 of 12,784 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 24 - USD 47
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Trastevere
Description: Good food is served in a comfortable environment. The outdoor space in the main square is really unique in Rome and can take place about 90 people. The inside spaces are two very welcoming hall: the entrance hall of about 30/35 people and the other room can accommodate more than 60 others.
Reviewed 22 February 2012

We visited Roma Sparita for lunch having seen it recommended in an article on the Guardian website. We had no booking but three of our party of six turned up at about 12.45 and they were happy to accommodate us with drinks until the rest of them turned up (about half an hour later - the slackers!). The staff were all very friendly and helpful at all times and the place very quickly filled up.

All of us had both Primo (all but one of us tried their signature dish of pasta with pecorino romano sheep cheese and black pepper and it was very good) and Secondo (various) as well as some wine. It came to about Eur35 per head - not cheap but worth it, in my opinion for finding a nice place a bit away from it all.

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Thank CT1964
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Definitely not the best roman trattoria around, but on the other hand trastevere is not the best neighborhood for dining out, so for trastevere standards it's good enough. No dish is memorable, bot none is bad either.... average! At 35 euros apiece, a bit overpriced. By the way, the square is lovely.

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Thank depinniped
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

My husband and I went there because we heard it was great. We were in Rome dec 28 not so busy around there. When got to the restuarnt the gentleman asked if we had reservation we said no and he said no room!! There were only two tables being used. We asked are you sure and looked at us like we were nothing and yes I'm sure busy. We left walked about 500 yards and came to a nice little restuarnt where the locals were eating and we enjoyed a great meal and we were treated with respect. Do not wast your time with this place the city has way to many places to eat. By the way we walked by when we were done with our dinner and the place was still dead. Guess they dislike Americans stay far from this place.

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3  Thank Truthtel
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

This restaurant is a hidden gem! Anthony Bourdain actually went here and had the exact same dish and the exact same waiter we had. We saw his episode after we ate here. He absolutely loved what we did as well. We had the Caccio y Pepe dish. Spaghetti in a buttery cheese sauce with a fried cheese bowl. Heavely! The prices were very affordable, the wait staff very friendly. I don't think this has been reviewed much because it's all locals. No tourists know about this place. However, we had to wait for about 20 minutes to get a seat, and it is not a small place.

I would highly recommend coming here and make sure to get the Caccio y Pepe dish. This was the best meal we had in Rome..in fact, all of Italy.

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Thank sauceycor
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

This restaurant was highly recommended by my Italian colleagues, so I was very disappointed when the food was average at best.

The waiter strongly recommended fried artichoke. It was tasteless. The place is famous for their pasta with cheese and pepper, but I've had better.

Finally, the tiramisu was watery, not creamy like it should be.

I think this place is resting on its reputation and isn't trying hard enough.

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3  Thank niceguy1966
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