Photo of AL Pompiere in Rome, , IT
Photo of AL Pompiere in Rome, , IT
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AL Pompiere

Italian Restaurant

fried artichokes • fries • lamb • carciofi alla giudia

Via Di S. Maria De' Calderari
38, Rome, IT
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  • Photo of gtmcq
    2 months ago
    A friend with great taste (excuse the pun!) who lived in Rome for a year highly recommended Al Pompiere and, in particular, the lemon cream pasta. We ordered this dish and really enjoyed it. It's both light and filling at the same time with just the right amounts of lemon and cream. We also ordered the artichoke appetizer and the eggplant parm. Both were outstanding. The atmosphere in the room was not touristy. It's a place where Romans dine with their families, business associates or partners. Service was fine and the wine list was reasonable.
  • Photo of Philip P
    2 months ago
    Remarkably, we (in a group) had similar dishes as the day before elsewhere - however not better and we prepared our plates the day before ourselves. After the pasta we all expected some meat or so ... no, dessert and a coffee. What a disappointment, for all of us. Reasonable wine. Good grappa.
  • Photo of Marion H
    3 months ago
    Are food when it arrived, it felt like we were on different sittings. “Oh it’ll be here in 2 minuets “ and we were the first party there. Then the wrong dish came out. It took 3 minuets to plate up my lamb dish, which was tough. Highly over priced, and not up to the small side street eateries standard. Go again ? Never
  • Photo of Krystal M
    3 months ago
    It's difficult to find a bad place to eat in Rome. However, touristy restaurants are on every corner. This place was recommended to us by someone who studied here. Definitely make a reservation and eat here! For antipasto: zucchini blossoms and carciofo alla giuda. For our main dishes, we got the carbonara and the ravioli ... SUPERB. Exceptional service as well.
  • Photo of FabioYonemoto
    5 months ago
    We got this fine tip from our Hotel front manager. Is in the roman-jew ghetto area in Rome, the place as the many others were built inside of a antique historical building. The waiters are real professional waiters, they know all the dishes (because they eat them) so they are confident to offer to you something so good that probably will make you forget your name! Everything is hand made on the time that you ask, but they are very quickly to prepare and serve the dishes.
  • Photo of Tony S
    5 months ago
    after living in rome for five years i would tend to go to non Italian places if i went our for dinner. i had seen this restaurant several times on walks around the ghetto so i thought i would give it a try. the menu is pretty predictable but the results are far from ordinary. the room is open with great windows overlooking a modest piazza. the room is large and un crowd d. the table servers are able and friendly, attentive but not intrusive. i had a ravioli mad in house. light, great bite, tender and flavorful. the real surprise was the pepe verde. the meat was tender and nicely cooked, but the sauce was like no other i have had, rich and deeply layered in flavor. well worth trying. prices are okay.
  • Photo of eangelm
    5 months ago
    We had an excellent meal here with friends. Courteous helpful staff and a cool airy interior. There is a good selection on the menu, but alas their aubergine parmigiana is not gluten free. They are able to offer a gluten free pasta with sauce of choice though and there are several meat and fish options. We opted for a bottle of house wine which was in fact very good. For four people, including 2 bottles of wine and water, deserts and coffee a tip we paid 150euros
  • Photo of greenelm
    5 months ago
    There are plenty of tourist restaurants in Rome where the waiters speak excellent English and the food is overpriced and boring. And then there are the real Roman restaurants where the waiters struggle with English but serve excellent food at reasonable prices. Al Pompiere in Rome is the latter. We had reserved in advance which really isn't necessary but gives a good impression and the service was impeccable. We all four chose the artichoke Jewish style for starter and it was truly delicious. My wife then chose the caprese salad with truffles (gluten free) while the rest of us went for the tagliolini limone - based on previous reviews. No disappointment, they were gorgeous. We rounded off with two cheese plates and two panna cotta. Oh, and the house white wine was so good that we needed one more bottle. Altogether an entirely pleasant meal in a genuine old style Roman environment. By the way, there is also a firefighter (Pompiere) in Verona, also excellent, but make sure you book the right one.
  • Photo of Astakos94
    6 months ago
    Charming restaurant on the first floor on a back street. The atmosphere was very relaxed which was enjoyable after a couple of frenetic days in Rome. The waiters were attentive and the food was beautifully cooked and presented. The lemon tagliatelli and slow cooked lamb were both delicious. Decent wines as well at a reasonable price.
  • Photo of Michael Y
    6 months ago
    after reading reviews of this place we had specific objectives in mind. A lunch to kick off our Roman holiday that would capture the old world charm both in ambiance and taste. We went for lunch and were served by an elderly waiter who was the epitome of class, professionalism, and friendliness. Between our poor Italian and his limited English, we easily ordered the things we read about. Fried zucchini flowers and the classic Roman artichoke and then their special fettucini al limone. Everything was delicious! We had a half carafe of the house white wine which was just dry enough to compliment the food and made for a delightful lunch. We didn't opt for dessert as there was a gelato place nearby that we wanted to try. all in all, an excellent meal.
  • Photo of Dmitriy S
    6 months ago
    We are Russian family visiting Rome for 5 days. Worst restaurant in Rome during our visit. Food wasn't good, worst service ever. They didn't care at all. They didn't even try to speak English to us. They brought wrong food. We didn't eat two dishes they didn't even asked why. Food was so bad, that we had to go somewhere else right after this place.
  • Photo of Itslily x
    6 months ago
    I had the roasted pork and potatoes very good!! I also had a salad that was delicious!! Excellent service and very polite workers.
  • Photo of Paulhistoryguy
    7 months ago
    Recommended by a friend I booked Al Pompiere for my group of 16 travelers on May 22, 2017. The manager had emailed me 4 different 35 Euro fixed price menu options--looked good. Starter, pasta, secondi, dessert, glass of wine. When we arrived there was suddenly only one secondi available--no choices. She then added a beefsteak/frites option and a fish plate for up to four people--that is all they had left. Most chose the steak/fries--which had a nice flavor but were tough and grizzly. Those who ate the fish said it was bland. The tiramisu for dessert, at least, was quite good and the service overall was good. This place was full and I will guess that groups get one thing while tables of 2-4-6 have it better. My recommendation--go a few doors down to Al Giggetto and get a table outside, which is precisely what we did for the next group meal.
  • Photo of Neha M
    8 months ago
    First of all we walked to this restaurant and were very hungry. I was recommended this restaurant by a very good friend of mine who visits Rome often. A hungry person finds the average food also delicious on most occasions. But here we were not at all happy. Food was average. Though the house wine was good. Portions too small. The server who made us sit on the table looked Indian or Sri Lankan, saying that I am Indian myself and look very Indian too. Then he started speaking with us in Italian. I told him politely that I can't speak Italian and English should be good . He then went and came back with menus. After giving the order we noticed after 10-15 minutes that only on our table the breads weren't served . Many of the people who had come to restaurant around the same time had breads served. Then we asked the server for the bread and he said Oh ! You want bread ?!!! . We were like yes why not ? Then he came with bread . Also the guy who came to take the order was Italian and had limited knowledge of English. It was hard for us to explain that we needed help to choose the kind of wine . He actually went off with menus assuming we didn't want any and we had to call another server to ask for the menu again . Then came the food . Which was ok but portion was too little. The guy which came with the food this time also looked Indian but again started talking with us in Italian. Me and my husband had a good laugh amongst ourselves that maybe 12 days in Italy have transformed us and we look Italian now. But too be honest we felt irritated. The food anyway was expensive so we decided to skip the dessert. Maybe u can avoid this restaurant. I am still wondering what my friend liked about this restaurant. She's not an Italian herself.
  • Photo of Tomislav Š
    8 months ago
    Nice atmosphere, excellent service and very good food. Recommended red wine was excellent, dishes are traditional Italian and very tasty for an acceptable price.
  • Photo of gabymak
    9 months ago
    This is a true gem of a restaurant. We had the specialty of the fried artichoke and it was delicious, along with the stuffed zucchini flower. The Fettuccini al Limone is quite a treat and a good sized portion. Order the classics and you won't go wrong. This place is simple, yet delicious, with an authentic/local vibe and flavor.
  • Photo of Webster632016
    10 months ago
    Such a good find- we arrived quite early but the waiters were so friendly and attentive. Food excellent: we shared a risotto with artichokes as a primo after starters-it was to die for Secondi piatti-ossobucco and lamb-melt in the mouth. This is a brilliant unshowy, friendly and skillful restaurant-you will be fed well, food for the soul.
  • Photo of JNLLZ
    10 months ago
    This restaurant was suggested by one of our tour guides. I was not impressed and as a matter of fact one of our 3 meals was not very good at all and they did not offer anything else or to take it off the bill. Service was good and the place had a nice old world feel dinning room.
  • Photo of John S
    10 months ago
    We asked a friend from Rome to recommend some restaurants for our trip to Rome. We booked this for a group of 10. I had the carciofi alla giudia and really enjoyed it. I followed that with the oxtail. The meat was succulent and very tasty. I went with the waiter's recommendation of puntarella as a side dish, an unusual salad made from a type of chicory with anchovies, garlic and vinegar. The pork dish didn't go down well with everyone but I suspect that was more to do with what we are used to in Ireland. A large portion with a lot of bones and the skin still on the meat. The service was excellent with friendly and helpful staff. I would really recommend this for anyone who wants to try what Italians eat. Not so good if you are looking for the sort of dishes you see in even good Italian restaurants at home.
  • Photo of Pancho32
    10 months ago
    We came recommended at Piperno, that was fully booked. The food was sensational, prices were very fair, the ambience, food and wine were spectacular. Try Carciofi alla Giudia (artichokes the jewish way) for a wonderful discovery!!!

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