Ristorante Papetto is a local, out of the touristy area seafood restaurant in Rome. I know what you’re saying “just when you thought you were safe from food posts, l pull you back in”. So sorry, but l would be a total twat if l did not show you the delightful meal that you could have at this insanely good, family run restaurant. If you’re a foodie, you might want to check out one of the best restaurants in Rome
There is no menu at Ristorante Papetto. It is a set price of €35 for adults. They don’t really charge for little kids, at least not any of the times we’ve been there over the years. There are 3 main rooms that seats roughly 200 people combined, and they are always packed. You definitely need a reservation because it is always full, weekday and weekends. None of the family speaks English, and you certainly won’t hear any around you. It’s a good thing, as they only have to bring you the food. There are about 12 courses in all, and the food depends on the catch of the day. I will let the pictures do the talking. This comes with all the house wine you can consume, (red and white), soft drinks and water.
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Some of the plates are individual portions, and sometimes you get a family platter for the table. You can always ask for more. I wouldn’t recommend it :-). You don’t want to get too filled up before the next course. A mistake l made the first time. As a lover of seafood, l am in heaven here. I somehow forgot to take pictures of the salmon crostini and oysters (my brother-in-law had that all to himself, as no one else eats it). You definitely need to go on empty stomach, and the meal will last for like 2-3 hours. I highly recommend Ristorante Papetto if you want to eat like the Romans. It really shows you a glimpse of Roman life, you know, the one you picture from the movies like The Godfather.
How to get to Papetto Ristorante in Rome:
You can take the No. 8 train in from the center, its only about a 15 minute ride, maybe less, and drops you practically at the door.
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Papetto Ristorante Address:
Circonvallazione Gianicolense, 91, 00100 Roma RM, Italy
Ristorante Papetto Roma Hours:
Sundays and Thursdays 12PM-3PM
All other days: 12PM-3PM and 7PM-11PM
The best part about the whole place is that even if you didn’t speak Italian, you are worry free. The food just keeps coming. If you would like more of something, just point, and they will happily oblige. The atmosphere is loud and boisterous. Families, couples on dates, and business men in suits after work are familiar sights. I enjoy just taking it all in and stuffing my face. We always make sure we visit on every trip back to visit his family.
Have you ever been to Rome? If yes, did you try the local eateries? Are you a lover of seafood? Can you see yourself demolishing this Roman fare? or are you more a meat and potatoes kind of person? Perhaps a vegan?