Our History

Love for hospitality and tradition for three generations ...

The Osteria Romana follows the great tradition of the Simmi family in catering, a love for good Roman cuisine spanning two centuries and three generations. From Ceseretto Simmi, a fine connoisseur of authentic recipes and traditions of Rome, we have learned that in Rome every gastronomic experience is an all-round experience in the art and culture of this ancient city.
Founder of historic and internationally renowned venues such as La Cisterna in Trastevere that from the 20s of the twentieth century until the 2000s with its authentic flavor dishes and the famous wishing well of the papal Rome below street level has been a fixture of the most important personalities from art to politics. Among the murals of Pinelli and the poems of Trilussa, dear friend and regular guest of the Cisterna, Ceseretto and his sons have welcomed personalities like Walt Disney and the King Ranieri of Monaco. The Villa dei Cesari on the Ardeatina is also unforgettable, which has inspired and hosted the Dolce Vita of Rome with a large banquet hall immersed in a fantastic garden.

Elisabetta Simmi, grandson of Ceseretto, owner and manager of Osteria Romana, continues this family tradition with love, a precious legacy made of hospitality and taste for the good and the beauty of life.
Elisabetta, thanks to the teachings and support of her parents, has succeeded in merging tradition and modernity bringing back not only the ancient Roman cuisine but also family recipes such as the “papalina” or the chicken alla Trilussa “to the center of attention. innovations, such as the “imperial bass” and the raw fish.
And just as for La Cisterna the visits of great personalities continue also at the Osteria Romana, in our guest book stand the signatures of the President of the United States Bill Clinton, of the King of Spain, of show icons like Jane Fonda and George Clooney.
Tradition, cuisine and history come together to give our guests a unique atmosphere. The restaurant is located in the heart of Rome, a stone’s throw from Campo de ‘Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Navona, Viale Giulia and Trastevere.

Jane Fonda a cena all'Osteria Romana di SImmi
Stefano Accorsi
Bill Clinton
George Clooney

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Via San Paolo alla Regola, 29/31  Roma


Tel 06.68.619.17