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La Veranda dell'Hotel Columbus

  • Borgo Santo Spirito 73 Map It
  • Borgo
  • Italian
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Deciding where to sit at La Veranda isn't easy, because both the shady courtyard (torchlit at night), and the frescoed dining room are among Rome's most spectacular settings. While La Veranda is known for classic Roman cuisine, some dishes are served with refreshing twists on the familiar. The seasonal menu may include an eggplant caponata with burrata (fresh cheese made from mozzarella and cream) and bottarga from Sardinia; Piedmontese oxtail soup; a risotto with Barolo wine and blue cheese; or quail carpaccio with mustard seeds.

Restaurant Information


Hotel Columbus, Borgo Santo Spirito 73, Rome, Latium, 00193, Italy

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. No lunch

Published 06/07/2016


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By Petri_L

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  • Value

  • Food

Sep 12, 2016

A rare miss for Fodor's

I have often visited places recommended by Fodor's and normally been pleased. Not this time. Yes, the interior is fabulous, but sitting in the garden one is exposed to whomever happens to be living (and making noise) in the hotel at any time. The restaurant seems to be mainly catering to tourist groups, which come in droves and in different forms. Accordingly, the food is according to Roman standards bland, obviously not to offend anyone. Service

was not very attentive, but did it's job. Dinner for two with a bottle of wine went for almost 200 EUR and that was without coffee or desserts as we decided to go somewhere else. Obviously, I do not recommend the place for anyone.

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