Rivadestra is the perfect place for a romantic meal in Rome. It accommodates around 45 people and features chandeliers and a door which are several ... More
Rivadestra is the perfect place for a romantic meal in Rome. It accommodates around 45 people and features chandeliers and a door which are several centuries old. The walls bear symbols, coats of arms, and emblems, recalling the glory of ancient Rome. Its menu includes around 40 wines from all over Italy and traditional Italian cuisine, which changes every three weeks. The dishes are prepared using vegetables and additives like almonds, mint, parsley, cappers, cinnamon, and raisins.
This was our second visit to this restaurant and it was every bit as good as the first occasion, last year. It is not a particularly large restaurant and the two occasions we have eaten here it hasn't been very busy. Service is excellent, even with only two servers, and the food is outstanding. The pasta Primi was one of the best I have eaten during the last four months in Rome and the Secondi was delicious; leave room for Dolce. Like many restaurants (as opposed to Trattoria's or Osteria's) we have visited in Rome the menu reads more like an American one than the more typical Antipasti, Primi, Secondi, Contorni structure. The wine list is short but good, we had a Masi Amarone which at €46 as compared to €30 in a wine store was (I thought) very good value. As the other reviewer noted it has a large door but note that there is no identification of the establishment; a couple of candles by the door are the only indication of life. Also, its on a pretty obscure side street off Lungotevere on the border of Trastevere and Gianicolo.
Fantastic, imaginative food and extremely good value. We went on a Saturday in July so the Romans who frequent the place were out at their country villas. Even though it was quiet the atmosphere was very pleasant. Abscence of an English menu (which we took as a good sign!) didn't matter because Simona, the manageress, enthusiastically explained everything on it.
Food was very well presented and extremely tasty. We took Simona's recommendation of a local wine, again we weren't disappointed.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and if I return to Rome I'll book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
The place was so warm and cozy. The prix fix meal is amazing and such a good deal - the plum cake is the best dessert I have ever eaten in my life! After the meal, the owner gave each of us girls a bottle of the restaurant's very own olive oil.
The intriguing name refers to the fact that the restaurant is right near Sergio Vertecchi's cartoleria Sergio is also the
proprietor of this restaurant. The restaurant is large, but if you are looking for an intimate corner you can ...
Very popular with tourists and Italians who come from all parts of Rome. The young crowd calls it the 'morgue'
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The restaurant is run by Gabriele Graziani Calmieri who has 50 years of restaurant experience behind him. He runs this
with his sons in an 18th century building that was once a posthouse and an inn. It is close ...