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Julie Chambers
· March 16, 2018
Small and very Italian , delightful food , best so far in Rome ... no menu but choose from waitress as she describes each dish ... reasonably priced too 👍🏼🍷🍷
Stefan Panaitescu
· November 14, 2017
So what do I usually look for in a restaurant when visiting a new city?

How much the locals enjoy it....

Yes, I do study reviews, budget eats, small pubs/restaurants on the internet but when I end up in a new city I tend to look for places where locals tend to drink their coffee, where they enjoy their lunches or where they take their families to eat dinner.

I look for small places, I look for menu lists that are not 20 pages long and I look for fresh, menu of the day meals.

I look for those places where the locals line up in front of them, enjoying their wines or Proseccos until a table is freed, those places that are filled with laughter and why not those places where you don't need to dress fancy and you never know who will you sit next to when you eat.

Alfredo e Ada is just like this. A little gem in the heart of Rome, situated on Via dei Banchi Novi, 14, this small restaurant won my heart.

I arrived there on a Thursday evening about 19:30 and I was lucky. Usually this small restaurant fills immediately but I got a place next to a couple of Japanese tourists from Tokyo.

After I was greeted warmly and led to the table, the last place got filled and all 6-7 tables of the restaurant were occupied.

Six Seven I can’t remember exactly but you read it right. Alfredo e Ada is a very special place. Small, family run, lines forming outside every evening, the wooden tables covered with sheets of paper, it won me from the moment I entered.

There is no fixed menu. Only menu of the day so I ordered lasagna with artichokes and pasta carbonara and I ordered some white wine, house production.

As I sipped from the wine and exchanged pleasantries with the Japanese couple my eyes started to wander on the walls where old photos are hanging. I presumed there are a lot of photographs of Alfredo e Ada during their lives, old black and white pictures, pictures that give this small place an even more intimate look and feel.

The food arrived and I don't know if I was already full from the meal I ate 5-6 hours ago but the portions looked and felt big.

The lasagna was sweet, the artichokes flavor strong(while in Rome I did enjoy a lot of artichokes) so the dish was exactly as recommended by someone who lived in Rome for years.( for this trip all the tested restaurants were recommended by someone who spent many years in this amazing city).

The carbonara was special. It was the first time I was served carbonara not with spaghetti but with a different kind of pasta. From my guesses it was either tortigloni or rigatoni but the end result was very good. Having a thicker texture, combined with the sauce, each time I took a mouthful the pasta blended with the sauce, the two flavors combined wonderfully.

At the end I was served with biscuits to dip in the white wine and I listened to the advice, ending up with a sweet little desert after a filling meal.

As the meal drew close to an end, outside the little restaurant people were starting to wait in line for the chance to eat a wonderful home cooked meal.

I left the restaurant glad of this recommendation walking slowly towards the hotel and enjoying this simple yet delicious meal.

My verdict: Alfredo e Ada is a small, warm restaurant filled with joy and laughter.

There is no fixed menu so you just have to walk in and ask what's for today.

I were served by a lovely girl, smiling and attentive who made me feel comfortable.
In my opinion this restaurant really deserves a visit.
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Steven Sparkes
· October 5, 2017
The food last night was so amazing that we just had to return for our last dinner in Rome. Authentic, freshly cooked Italian food, cooked with passion, to family recipies.
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Pamela Fantauzzo
· November 24, 2017
Just returned from Rome Went to Alfredo and Adas twice Loved it No menu Just ask the waitress what there is Beautifully cooked Traditional Roman Food. You may have to sit on a table with others Makes... it fun!!! Loved it. Very reasonably priced. See More
Roger Mirka
· September 24, 2017
Waited 40 minutes to be first in line when they opened. Only 5 or 6 tables, for four, so they seat everybody together. Fast service, excellent food from a small menu, very reasonable prices.
Angelique Ronald
· September 2, 2015
Words can't express what an utterly phenomenal restaurant this is. It was so good that we went back twice. Heck, we would have gone back more than twice, but it wasn't open when we tried.

We stumble...d on this little hole in the wall after there was an insane wait (for a higher ranked restaurant on Yelp) down the street. We ended up getting to that higher ranked place later in the week, but it was utter garbage compared to the perfection at Trattoria da Alfredo e Ada.

The decor is so perfect, exactly what you'd imagine a little family owned spot in Italy with a grandma cooking in the back would look like. Lots of momentos on the walls, dim lights, dark wood. I'd say it's romantic, but not just in the hot date sense (this would be a great date spot), but in the way that an old leatherbound book can be romantic.

The waitress was phenomenal. While she leads by telling you her English isn't great, she communicated just fine. The waitress was super friendly and helpful in every way. She recites the night's menu to you, which is how you know the food is going to be amazing-- when the menu can change on the whim of what's fresh and what the chef feels like cooking, it's always better than a preset situation. Anyway, the waitress is so good that on our last night, we left her a 50 Euro tip on our way out the door (our bill was less than half that)-- she truly made our trip to Rome something special.

We had all kinds of things from here, but they were all amazing. I had the stuffed balsamic chicken breast and it was BEYOND flavorful. The eggplant Parmesan was out of this world. We had a few other entrees over the course of our visit and every single one was great. Seriously, you simply can't go wrong here.

Finally, at the end of your meal, they bring you some cookies and wine. Perhaps I'm just an American savage (perhaps?), but she instructed us to dip the cookies in the wine. Holy cow! Amazing. Seriously, blew my little American mind.

Anyway, ignore the other places with long waits and pop into this place. It will hands down be the single best meal you will eat while in Rome. I seriously want to go back to Rome just so I can eat here some more.

PS: Did I mention everything was so cheap? Because it is.
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David Robinson
· September 29, 2017
Want to know what lasagne should taste like? Alfredo e Ada's lasagne with ragu is probably the most basic, yet absolutely most delicious I've had. They're affordable. They're friendly. They're perfect!
Mitch Schröder
· April 14, 2018
Delicious and cosy�
Thomas Wiemann
· June 21, 2016
Very cosy, great food, real mom and pop restaurant. Atmosphere great. A must place to visit when in Rome :-)
Adam Bulkiewicz
· July 24, 2015
Had the opportunity to eat here last week while in Rome, and had one of the best meals of my trip! Highly recommended!.
Dima Kosharnyi
· May 11, 2017
Simply the best in Rome. Thank you for beautiful dinner :)
Chau M. Nguyen
· May 11, 2016
* Great food
* Great service
* Great price
* Bonus: the server speaks English well.
Claire Dodding
· August 1, 2014
Excellent traditional food and excellent wine. Great experience!
Emily John
· May 2, 2017
Try the Zucchini Lasagna...Fantastic!!!!
Rana Nurkia
· July 2, 2015
You must go when you are in Rome. Amazing food and wine.
Federica Lizzani
· April 5, 2018
Per me che sono sempre in giro per lavoro l’essenziale è trovare posti in cui è un po’ come sentirsi a casa.
E, da Alfredo e Ada, ci si sente proprio a casa.
Personale cordiale e disponibile...
I piatti rispecchiano la tradizione romana
La qualità eccellente.
Se vi piace la semplicità unità alla buona cucina, in centro storico a Roma, questo è il posto che fa per voi.
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Martine de Sérigné
· March 22, 2018
Bonjour, pour notre dernier soir à Rome nous voulions manger dans un resto authentique, nous avons attendus le deuxième service du soir, et vraiment pas déçu, J'ai pris une escalope de poulet farci dé...licieuse servi par une serveuse très charmante et souriante. Merci encore See More
Christian Forgione
· May 18, 2016
Nous sommes (enfin !) revenu dans ce charmant havre de bonheur pour les papilles et les sens. Lors de nos précédentes escapades c'était le papa qui nous recevait et nous présentait si originalement l...e menu en l'écrivant sur la nappe ! . Aujourd'hui ce fut sa jeune et jolie fille qui nous a fait les honneurs de sa maison avec un sourire qui predispose au grand moment culinaire qui nous attends quand on franchit le seuil de ce restaurant. Et comme toujours ce fut magnifique, merveilleux, exquis, délicieux ..... Mon épouse a choisi une salade (tomates cerises, laitue, fenouil,) la Parmigiana (ce gratin d'aubergine que l'on ne présente plus) des pommes de terres au four. Moi, des pâtes à la Matriciana (un délice !) de la morue en sauce tomate (une merveille !) saucisse aux brocolis (â tomber) une assiette de fromage pecorino et grana, 1/2 litre de vin blanc "dei Castelli Romani" et 1/4 de rouge du même cépage. Le tout pour ...... 45 euros. Très bon et pour 3 fois rien ! Nous y retournons demain et nous y retournerons ..... toujours ! A Rome il y a, outre les merveilles que tout le monde connaît, la Fontaine de Trevi. Il faut désormais ajouter .... Alfredo e Ada. See More
Mikael Sjöbeck
· July 20, 2017
Alfredos barnbarn driver stället vidare och jag kan bara bekräfta min nästan tio år gamla rekommendation av en vän att stället håller fortfarande en hög genuin italiensk/romersk klass på en ytterst mi...nimal yta till priser under vanliga kassa turistfällor - så kom tidigt eller häng på gatan utanför med de andra i väntan på ett bord. Och missa inte deras hemmagjorda lemoncello. See More
Marco Zanardi
· June 11, 2017
Io e Stefano siamo di casa da Alfredo e Ada. Mangiamo qui quasi tutti i weekend. Piatti sublimi, Chiara è super disponibile, sempre gentile e si respira l'aria della vera trattoria. Si condivide il ta...volo con persone nuove e si mangiano piatti tipici su tavoli di marmo o legno, cosi come deve essere la vera trattoria.
Provatelo e ci ritornerete più e più volte!!
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One of my favorite things to do as a world escapader is to wander throughout “the boot of Europe” trying all of the regional specialties: risotto in Milano (Lombardy), pizza and spaghetti in Napoli (Campania), pesto al trofie in Genoa (Liguria), chianti in Firenze (Tuscany). Since “all roads lead to...
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One of my favorite things to do as a world escapader is to wander throughout “the boot of Europe” trying all of the regional specialties: risotto in Milano (Lombardy), pizza and spaghetti in Napoli (Campania), pesto al trofie in Genoa (Liguria), chianti in Firenze (Tuscany). Since “all roads lead to...
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Located in Rome, Italy, Alfredo e Ada prides itself on offering a no-frills, authentic experience and luckily, this is exactly what I was...
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This has been a string of just ridiculously perfect days. Had an impromptu lunch yesterday con mio amico e "consigliere" Antonio at one of my favorite trattori...as: Alfredo e Ada. This charming place is small, and it's usually packed. But Antonio and I were the only ones there iere. Chowing down and talkin' politics with the owner the whole time.

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Christian Forgione reviewed Alfredo e Ada5 star

Nous sommes (enfin !) revenu dans ce charmant havre de bonheur pour les papilles et les sens. Lors de nos précédentes escapades c'était le papa qui nous receva...it et nous présentait si originalement le menu en l'écrivant sur la nappe ! . Aujourd'hui ce fut sa jeune et jolie fille qui nous a fait les honneurs de sa maison avec un sourire qui predispose au grand moment culinaire qui nous attends quand on franchit le seuil de ce restaurant. Et comme toujours ce fut magnifique, merveilleux, exquis, délicieux ..... Mon épouse a choisi une salade (tomates cerises, laitue, fenouil,) la Parmigiana (ce gratin d'aubergine que l'on ne présente plus) des pommes de terres au four. Moi, des pâtes à la Matriciana (un délice !) de la morue en sauce tomate (une merveille !) saucisse aux brocolis (â tomber) une assiette de fromage pecorino et grana, 1/2 litre de vin blanc "dei Castelli Romani" et 1/4 de rouge du même cépage. Le tout pour ...... 45 euros. Très bon et pour 3 fois rien ! Nous y retournons demain et nous y retournerons ..... toujours ! A Rome il y a, outre les merveilles que tout le monde connaît, la Fontaine de Trevi. Il faut désormais ajouter .... Alfredo e Ada.

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