Open Hours: Lunch: 12:30p-3p Tu-Su, 7:30p-11p Tu-Su
Situated in the heart of the historical centre, decorated with care, and offering courteous, speedy service. Recommended are Pasta with Tuna/Mullet ... More
Situated in the heart of the historical centre, decorated with care, and offering courteous, speedy service. Recommended are Pasta with Tuna/Mullet Roe and Zucchini, and Fettucine with Cuttlefish Ink and Mazzancolle (large shrimp). Among the main courses the fillet and the Swordfish Roulades are of particular note. Reasonable wine list.
The location of the restaurant makes it convenient, yet out of the craziness. Food was superb on the first night that we came back a second time. Charming outside tables and very knowledgeable waiters. The owner's son was delightful to talk to and made our experience fun. He's comfortable with Americans and has traveled Great value to the States several times. Great value and like I said the food was excellent.
I use to eat in this restaurant everytime I'm in Rome,I always found great hospitality.Not managed by indians,only part of the staff. Walter ,Luisa and their son Nicola,generally in the kitchen, are always there.If you have a problem with indians,I haven't,honestly...ask for Renzo ,Sandro or Giuliano,italian waiters,or Giuseppe,very helpfull.Food selection is huge,and considering the area not espensive,beside being very good and tasty.Good wine selection.Try "strascinati alla gricia tarufati",home made pasta with italian smoked ham and truffle sauce,delicious.roast spring lamb,and a really huge variety of fish.Not an average restaurant at all.Mixed crowd,most of the costumers were locals,not so common considering the area,and many americans,that generally love this place,french and Germans.I'll be back soon.
The wait staff was ok. we had to get our own cheese and olive oil from the wait station. the service here seemed average for Italy. The restaurant is owned or run by Indian people, and the food may reflect that. there seemed to be curry in some of the food here. We are used to multicultural cuisine being from Miami fl. and we have never been here before so it did not bother us, but if you want authentic Italian you may want to look elsewhere.
This was a great family run restaurant up until a few years ago. The family sold out to the Indian head waiter and it went immediately downhill.
Terrible atmosphere, waiters dragging you in off the street, multi-lingual menu. What a disaster.
A once brilliant Roman restaurant is now no more.
We've been to Rome for a week - so we could have some "taste" of it's resturant.
Al-34 is by far one of the best, esp. with price/performance.
Do not miss: Buffalo Muzzarella (either alone or as part of the Capresse) and the Ravioli 34.
Very nice: Conchiglie Gorgonzola and the grilled beef fillete.
We went to this restaurant several times over the years. Decided to go again this trip - what a disappointment - we found a decline in the quality of the food - but we quickly remembered the rudeness of the waiters. The food is not expensive, so I guess if you want a relatively cheap meal you can go.
I went there 2 days ago, we wanted some nice, fresh Italian food,nice simple pasta that melt in the mouth like I could remember from my first trip in Italy few years ago. We asked the hotel who told Us Al 34 had a great selection...We arrived there and we got no smile at all from any of the Waiters...first impression...no good. Then we where showed to our table which was in the middle with hardly no space for people to pass by, I could see my boyfriend's face and he was not impressed. The food was really average, I had the Gnocchi but they were very very rubury and I can tell you, if they are good they should melt...they charged us for 2 serving of bread, we never asked for it...the waiter just passed by an throw some bread on the table without even asking. The Tiramisu was a mess, really badly presented like it fell on the floor or something. I really do not recommend this restaurant, service was awfull, food as less than average..not worth it at all.
I never saw people so rude as in Al 34; I was already seated and dicided to go to some where else, cause I didn't go to Rome to let a waiter treat me in such bad way. Seems they are making me a favor. I'll never return, no way!!!
Despite the number of visible empty tables and tables where guests were paying and preparing to leave, my boyfriend and I were repeatedly told that all the tables were booked for the entire evening.
Imagine our surprise when another tourist wandered in off the street without a reservation and was immediately shown to a table. When we protested we were simply told again that all tables were reserved.
As we had freshened up and dressed for dinner, and could see no other reason why we should be turned away so rudely without an adequate explanation when others were being seated, we eventually reached the ugly conclusion that there was no table available for us because unlike the other diners and the tourist that came in behind we are not white - I am mixed race and my boyfriend is black.
In general we found rascism in Rome much more blatant and widespread than we are used to in London and neither of us had ever experienced anything like this before.
I would advise anyone who believes that all people should be treated equally regardless of their race or skin colour to avoid eating in an establishment which is not ashamed to treat people in this way.
I write this review with fresh memories as we have been to this restaurant only 3 days ago. As our hotel was close, we decided to give it a try. What a mistake! As we didn't reserve, we waited outside for 15 mins, watching waiters pass by without saying a word. At the end one of them showed up saying we should wait by the "menu stand" -which is somewhere to be found in the street- We managed to sit after a long while. I ordered a linguine with seafood. It was not long before I noticed this "meteorite" in my plate! No exaggeration! There was a black stone of 2 inches diameter, right in the middle of the plate. I called the waiter -an Indian guy, as most of the others- and asked his comment. He said it's very normal, because the seafood may contain such a natural item. He also laughed at me saying it is clean as it comes from the sea. A more experienced looking waiter came by and asked the other to take my plate to the kitchen and ask them the reason. 10 mins passed as the naturalist waiter was passing by, avoiding any eye contact. I couldn't wait more to ask what the kitchen said. He said it was an accident, "just like two cars crashing on the street". I said the one responsible for the accident usually pays for it. He said "he already thought about a discount" and went away! The more experienced waiter showed up asking me what I would like to eat -at the end!- with gestures of a martial arts movie star, as plates were making noise and disturbing others. I ended up having the same dish, this time without a stone and with more seafood addition and managed not to pay for the first plate. I heard a British guy behind me leaving the restaurant as he grabbed a lady who seemed to be in charge. Quoting from him, "the waiter service is rubbish, they charge for the water and bread, which should be for free, and the food is terrible too". Rude people, bad food, terrible treat, especially if you are a tourist. Make yourself a favor. Good restaurants are a few steps away, so keep on walking for a few more mins.
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This restaurant has a comfortable atmosphere, and classic surroundings. The service is excellent and close attention is paid to the
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