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“What a gem!”

La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali
Ranked #336 of 12,871 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 18 - USD 35
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Monti
Description: Ristorante tipico Romano
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

What a nice place to eat! Food is excellent - the crostini with bacon and Balsamico glaze as well as the tartare of red tuna as appetizers were amazing! The spaghetti cacio e pepe, and the veal meatloaf were delicious, the pork with prunes was very good too! The semifreddo sabayon is a mouthwatering dessert! Service is very friendly and quick, but the best is that the entire family is working there! I recommend to book a table if you really want to eat there! Many people had to look elsewhere as they had no reservation! We will definitely be back next time!

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Nice... Family run restaurant near the Colosseo. We were in Italy for 2 full weeks. One of our best meals of the trip was at Taverna dei Fori Imperiali. Highly recommend. Reservations suggested. You can get an idea of the menu and prices on their website.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The food was wonderful, not the bland food we had at other places. Somewhat pricey but worth it. NEED reservations.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

After a pleasant but tiring walk around the fori we stopped at this taverna which is located in a shabby but shady and quiet street just across the road (cafeteria exit). We sat at the tables on the outside and ordered a mixed platter to share to start with and a bottle of sparkling water. The platter was excellent, nicely presented with a twist, which was the honey to drizzle over the selections of meats and cheese.

Some reviewers said they were pressured to make big orders otherwise they were snubbed by the waiters. This was not the case. To the contrary we were treated very respectfully by the two waiters who served us and couldn't ask for more as regards service.

Since we were really enjoying ourselves I decided to order some white wine and a carbonara. It was the best carbonara sauceI ever tasted and the pasta was equally delicious.

Very good value for money. I highly reccomend this place. If keen to eat there best way is to book since while we were there the resatuarant filled u in no time and many were booked tables. Other guests where coming in just to book for the evening or other days.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We spent our last night in Rome here and were very lucky to have got the reservation as they are always busy. Rightly so, as we were in Rome for 12 days and ate at a different restaurant every night, and this was the best by far!
Service was fabulous, and we were looked after by Aldo who is one of the owners with his sister, and we were greeted like family, which was amazing.
The food was great, from the appetizers which we left to Aldo to recommend, as were amazing bruschetta, followed by great pasta, which was perfectly cooked, followed by a meat course and dessert, with great espresso to finish. Even Aldo's recommendation for the Chianti was great!
Honestly not the cheapest meal we had in Rome, but by far the best with the best atmosphere as well.
Even better, they are cat lovers and have cat pictures everywhere, which comes from local stray cats that used to, or even still are, looked after by the owners.
Nicest of people, great food, great dining experience....what more could you ask for? Just make sure you get a reservation!
Oh and by the way, the are of Monti, where this restaurant is, is our favourite neighbourhood in Rome! This is Rome's best kept secret in terms of quaint neighbourhoods! Not too many tourists, and lots of small local businesses, super close to the Colosseum.

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Thank Mike G
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