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“Real Italian restaurant of your dreams”
Review of Impiccetta

Impiccetta
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Ranked #257 of 13 939 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$39
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Trastevere
Reviewed 11 October 2018

It is the local Italian restaurant you’ve been searching for. 90% or more locals. Food is very good and extremely large portions. We had too much food! Appropriate to order ONE SMALL pasta plate to share amongst 2-3 people first course, then maybe one second course to share amongst two people, or two second courses to share amongst 3 people. If in doubt ask the server...we didn’t ask, but we should have. Good wine list, priced reasonably also. With 30EUR wine, our total for two was 76EUR and we took out three doggie bags.
The servers, hostess, and so on are very welcoming and friendly.
So yes, it is the quintessential place you’ve been seeking but never found yet. Must go here. And as you walk over, passing the string of tourist restaurants on the way there, you may start to get worried...but you will go around a couple more corners into the quiet backstreets to find this restaurant, so don’t worry.

Best things we had: cabonara excellent and a bit unusual style with more visible egg in it, and huge! Meatballs (polpetti) were the best meatballs of my life so far. Risotto with shrimp was wonderfully flavored.

The chef (a portly gentleman) came out of the kitchen a few times to look in the restaurant and he got some raucous applause for his food.

In summary, it is a 5 out of 5 stars on all metrics of Service, Food, and Value! LOVE this place and I WILL go back on any visit to Rome. I classified it as Mid-Range, but on prices alone, you could almost classify as Cheap Eats (but I think that would be misleading for people).

Note: It fills up and must be booked several days or a week ahead at least.

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Thank ryans69
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

If you are hungry for great Roman food this is the place for you. I was there with a big group of friends and we couldn’t finish the mix of pastas we ordered. I loved the ‘gnorante
Enjoy :-)

Thank Chiara G
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

Our hotel recommended Impiccetta. Truly the best restaurant during our Rome visit. Located in the Trastevere area. It is worth the walk. As Americans, we loved eating where the locals dine. The food was awesome, the staff very helpful, and the Owner was so nice to talk to. Make a reservation. The portions were good size. You will not leave hungry. Do not bypass this restaurant.

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1  Thank Joe H
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We visited here because of the Trip Advisor reviews and were initially put off by the place being half empty but we shouldn’t have been. Really great service, it’s like they have known you for years, in a place full of atmosphere. Can’t rate the meal highly enough, I had the Carbonara which although a bit of a cop out was delicious, and HUGE! I like my food, but the medium size portion is just enormous, especially if you have a starter too. You must go here, not touristy, just great food at a good price. PS You should book in advance, it was full by 9.00.

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Thank Chris A
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Excellent meal, reasonable price for the quality and value. Amazing staff, really sweet service and super clean. Don't hesitate and go....you will definitely have a wonderful experience.

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Thank Stephane B
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