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Ristorante Bistro: "Great food, greater atmosphere" Ristorante la Pretoriana Tip by kcochran111

Ristorante la Pretoriana, Rome: 1 reviews and 0 photos

We were wary to try anything our hostel recommended for fear that it would be yet another Roman tourist trap. But, we were pleasantly surprised when we walked into Ristorante Bistro. The atmosphere is elegant yet cozy, with old French cafe' posters decorating the walnut-trimmed walls. We arrived at 8:30 on a Saturday night, so there was a 30 minute wait for a table. But, the bartender gave everyone in the lobby complimentary champagne to "tide them over".

Once seated, we enjoyed a dinner of risotto ai gamberi (prawn risotto) and vitello escalopine. The food was excellent, as was the waitstaff who frequently stopped by our table to check on us and refresh our wine glasses (very un-Italian).

We ended up chatting with the English couple next to us, who after a "few" more glasses of champagne, ended up buying our dinner. A lovely change of pace from cookie-cutter Roman restaurants.

Favorite Dish: Risotto ai gamberi- A huge portion of delicious risotto, went well with a chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio

Address: Via Palestro 46
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Only a few blocks from Roma Termini off Via Marsala
Phone: +39 06 445 0273
Price: US$31-40
Rating: 0
Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 16, 2003
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