Piazza dell'Emporio, 28, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
Funny I booked this restaurant a month before I arrived in Italy. For July 12 dinner for 4. Got a confirmation email the day before saying if I didn’t show up I will be charged 35 Euros. I show up and it’s closed with a sign on the door “ closed for July” Hahahaha I could only laugh.
Very high end Italian restaurant for modern style Italian food. Great design.
I had booked this place at least month ahead. Not having been before and having visited the Romeo website and one magazine review I thought it would be an interesting place to visit for dinner. Bowerman a former one star michelin chef. So, I think I will have a good experience with rave reviews of her past experience as a chef. I also booked this place thinking this is a serious Italian fusion food serving coleslaw with Pork barbecue sauce. Coleslaw being one of my childhood favorite food. First of all, we were only allowed to sit outside-not the most pleasant place for outdoor dining. It is near a major street. But the sun was blazing hot. Our dinner was on a Sunday and 730 pm. Not sure why no one were allowed to sit inside a huge restaurant. Maybe Romeo should have mentioned this prior to coming here. There was only one waiter who seem to manage spotify on her phone for music ambience-U2 and several rock and pop music blowing thru the place very loudly over the speakers. This one waiter waited on our table, served the food and the wine. There was one other person who seemed fearful of this one waiter who was reprimanded by talking to us. I think this one waiter also might have prep the food and cooked it also. She was not unpleasant but not very friendly-but I could feel her unhappy mood working on a Sunday by herself? Food-not bad but not up to par for Ms Cristina's reputation. Overall the meal was uninspiring and lifelessly presented. The place seem tired and dying slowly from lack of attention by any management? The Chef was not there cooking. I saw her arrive with purple hair on the phone-then walking away from the restaurant lost in her conversation. It was not a good experience-the reputation of this establishment is overblown. My expectations every time as a customer willing to come to a restaurant should be warm and exceptional. This place is probably most joyless and soulless place to dine in Rome I have experienced during my visits.
Lovely food and great wine. Close to the road but the music drowns out any car noises and makes for a good atmosphere.
Wow...Giulietta the sister restaurant is fine but Romeo was really disappointing. We got a glass of red wine that was off (ok that can happen) followed by menu description about chickpea balls with salad ( uhm, if you consider less than a finger full of alfalfa salad)....then the gnocchetti caccio pepe with crispy artichoke...well, I thought the artichoke would have been edible, not just decorative outer inedible artichoke pieces and got about 2 tablespoons of gnocchetti as entire meal. Oh well, live and learn. Can't come back.