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Via Margutta, Rome

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
Via Margutta is a narrow street in the centre of Rome, near Piazza del Popolo, accessible from Via del Babuino in the ancient Campo Marzio neighborhood also known as "the foreigner's quarter". Mount Pincio is nearby. Via Margutta originally was home to modest craftsmen, workshops and stables, but now hosts many art galleries and fashionable restaurants.After the film Roman Holiday became popular, Via Margutta developed into an exclusive neighborhood, where various famous people lived, such as film director Federico Fellini. From the north the area can be reached from Via Cassia or Flaminia, passing then through Piazzale Flaminio, and through the city door in the wall that leads to Piazza del Popolo. From this point one walks several metres to the left of Flaminio Obelisk towards Via del Babuino, and on the left there is an alley that leads to Via Margutta.From Piazza di Spagna, one can take via del Babbuino, turn right on via Albert, and via Margutta will be on the left.Etymology and historyThe name probably originates from the word "Marisgutia", meaning "Sea Drop", a gentle euphemism for a dirty stream that came down from the hill of the villa of the Pincii, used like a natural Roman Cloaca. Via Margutta was behind the palaces of Via del Babuino (Babboon road), where warehouses and stables were found.
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  • The most beautiful Street in Rome.there are almost no cars and you ask yourself why the authorities in this city have not decided to close the historical center to cars. To stroll through this street ...  read more »
  • Despite much trouble finding the hotel, we were really impressed with the size of our junior suite and quality of furnishing, bedding and bathroom. However my partner, who is a light sleeper, had to u...  read more »
  • close to the Spanish steps you can cross to go to piazza del popolo and see places where there were houses of wealthy Romans, of painters with their light-filled rooms, stables, special workshops, houses climbing towards the Pincio and villa Borghese. You have to look at it well and in detail, you can find very interesting things
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  • A little pricey- bread, soup, sauteéd vegetables, glass of wine, chamomile tea, and pistacchio cream dessert cost €40.50, but not too outrageous for the quantity and quality. The whole staff welcomed me in ( I was a little early for the dinner crowd). My waiter spoke English. I've been back for lunch. €15 for the buffet, includes soup, salad, and a main plate, along with dessert and coffee. Great value!
  • So nice to find a vegetarian restaurant. The service was good and the food delicious. For a set price of 15 euros you get soup, a buffet main course and a dessert. The food was excellent with plenty of choice. Also a good place for vegans.
  • This place is a Vegan Vegetarian haven .However even non Vegan or Vegetarian have a lot to eat in their buffet. You through a degree to do so.As there are no English menus, the waiter will go through a list of what you can and can not do at the buffet.You take that I will bring this, do not take that etc.No idea what she wanted from us. We filled our plates ONCE ( not allowed to go back).Then when we finished she asked us about the salad that we did not idea again what this all was about .She brought us desserts.However she only served us each time after we called upon her ...No idea why she deserted us, Any how-Good food, nice place, good value for money 15 euro each.
  • The service here is sparse and rude, despite relatively free tables at the time. The preliminary plate we ordered, a sprouts and flowers salad, offered none of the ingredients that were listed on the menu. For example, there were carrots, no sprouts, and no flower petals in the salad. It was as if they threw whatever they had on hand onto the plate. The Chianti we ordered was heavily watered down, of poor quality to begin with, and then significantly overpriced. This place is the definition of a tourist trap, and is meant simply to bilk people out of their money. Beyond the trashy, yet loud, techno music, there is little ambiance to recommend this place, unless Ikea-level furnishings is your thing. The art that was on the walls,which apparently this place prides itself on enough to include it in its name, is bargain basement quality. Avoid at all costs.
  • The zucchini pasta dish was amazing. Best food I had during my trip to Rome.
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