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Rome Restaurants

Ai Tre Scalini

Updated 03/25/2014

Fodor's Review

A traditional restaurant by the Colosseum, Ai Tre Scalini is old-school Roman with touches of the Sicilian. The seating outside in warm weather is pleasant, and some dishes highlight the chef's playfulness, like the unusual radicchio and cheese-stuffed zagnolotti (small ravioli) in a lobster sauce. A wide variety of second courses, from gilthead bream topped with paper-thin potato rounds, to simple beef with rosemary, are indeed what they seem, served by waiters who have clearly been around for quite some time.

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Via SS. Quattro 30, Rome, 00184, Italy

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon. and 10 days in Sept.

Updated 03/25/2014


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By stephen

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Aug 10, 2005

The waiter is a go getter. And the food is great.

Have been to this find resturant two times. Once in the ninies, and again six years later. The first time I asked for a scotch and water to start. Well they didn;t have scotch. Awaiter ran out the door and some how got a fine bottle of the stuff within minutes. The second time I went ( several years later) the same waiter serving me asked if I wanted a scotch on the rocks to start. Oh yes, both times the food was wonderful.

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Jan 3, 2005

Small Steps, Big Taste

Ai Tre Scalini is a fantastic restaurant...the wait staff was more than welcoming, and spoke English proficiently. The chef, an Abruzzi native, made the dishes with care. I truly love this place! Maybe if you go there, you will too.

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