La Barca: "Mostly a miss" Barca - CLOSED Tip by Tijavi

Barca - CLOSED, Rome: 2 reviews and 2 photos

  The "special" suckling pig
by Tijavi
  • The "special" suckling pig - Rome
      The "special" suckling pig
    by Tijavi
  • Mediocre pasta with mussels and claims - Rome
      Mediocre pasta with mussels and claims
    by Tijavi

In a city as big as Rome, restaurants are a hit and miss affair. This one is mostly a miss - but not quite totally. My spaghetti with clams and mussels was not bad, it was not fabulous either. For mains, I ordered Sardinian roasted suckling pig and I was given a horrible part - somewhere near the bony leg - and the waiter tried to sugarcoat it by telling he'd given the best part; well, it wasn't my first time to have suckling pig, or pork for that matter! The mimosa - a dessert of cake with fresh berries, was like the pasta, mediocre.

The waiter was very chatty and very friendly, but he seemed too aggressive in recommending dishes. I like to take my time to ask questions especially if it's my first time in a restaurant. This is not fastfood!

Address: Via Plauto 8-39, Rome
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Piazza Capponi near Vatican City
Price: US$31-40
Rating: 2
Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 29, 2010
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