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Etabli, in Rome, anybody heard of it?

KMERC Jun 8, 2011 07:25 AM

Last week I met a tourist in Rome at my local wine bar, and he told me several times about this restuarant Etabli where he said he had the best meals of his whole visit here. It`s on viccolo delle Vacche; an area that I don`t normally associate with good restaurants...

However, he seemed like he had good taste, at least in the wines he picked. Anybody ever heard of it/been there?

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  1. jen kalb RE: KMERC Jun 8, 2011 08:00 AM

    sofas and a dog called Dustin

    1. vinoroma RE: KMERC Jun 8, 2011 11:06 AM

      to be honest, i have never eaten there. But pass by very often and though I love the look of it, the crowd makes me think that I never want to eat there - too chic!

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      1. re: vinoroma
        KMERC RE: vinoroma Jun 8, 2011 11:35 AM

        well the guy who mentioned it told me the wine bar portion of it was not so special but that the food was really good so I`m tempted.

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          jen kalb RE: KMERC Jun 8, 2011 11:48 AM

          it sounds like a hipster place to me (if there are hipsters in Rome) but why not just try it and see? at worst you can pat dog Dustin or feed him your leftovers.

      2. minchilli RE: KMERC Jun 9, 2011 11:01 AM

        Yes, I know it very well. I love Etabli. It's a great place to go for drinks (pre or post dinner) since the front room is very relaxed and cozy. But I also like it for dinner. The menu has some traditional Roman dishes, but also a lot of things that are a bit creative.
        I'd definitely recommend it.

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          KMERC RE: minchilli Jun 9, 2011 12:20 PM

          guess I will have to check it out. When I mentioned it to my roman friends they were like -- its where, must be for tourists (admittedly my first reaction as well) and also that they had never heard or it..

          Thanks, I`ll let you know how it goes.. even if the food is not great, its always nice to find somewhere to go in Rome for a decent drink.

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            minchilli RE: KMERC Jun 9, 2011 12:55 PM

            By the way, it's not a tourist place at all.

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            tavoleromane RE: minchilli Jun 9, 2011 02:27 PM

            I agree with Elizabeth and I love Etablì especially for drinks. The "Provencal" atmosphere is great and on the whole it's a cute place. Of course you pay for this: don't expect cheap drinks and food.
            Usually it is more frequented by Romans than tourists.

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