9/10
Excellent
based on 667 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
  1. Sean S.
    Sean S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    DanEl Tavernae is our favorite restaurant in Rome. The chef is a genius. Her creations are beautiful, and some of the most delicious food we have found here. Stefano the host completes the experience. We always want to bring guests to DanEl to share this “secret” part of our Rome experience

    Danel Tavernae

    thanks a lot dear Sean and see you soon

  2. Oscar f.
    Oscar f.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Locale carino ed accogliente, la proprietaria simpatica ed attenta alla clientela

  3. Paul S.
    Paul S.
    • one review
    5/10

    Was very average to be honest I quite liked the caramelised prawn starter although not really caramelised only sweet and dusted with icing sugar. The pasta dish was nice but was not happy with the pork dish was chewy and filled with gristly bits. Only ate small amount of it.

  4. Rick S.
    Rick S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We enjoyed a relaxing evening at DanEl Tavernae and had the opportunity to taste both the classic Roman dishes as well as a few of the specialty pastas. The food was terrific both in presentation and taste. It was helpful to have made a reservation

  5. Tommy R.
    Tommy R.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent. Thanks

  6. Frank H.
    Frank H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Really nice, small restaurant, charming host, excellent traditional food in modern and elegant dishes. GREAT place for a very nice dinner!

  7. Derick S.
    Derick S.
    • one review
    10/10

    What a great find, had a beautiful Christmas lunch here, food was amazing, the host was welcoming and made me feel very comfortable, I definitely recommend this place.

  8. John Q.
    John Q.
    • one review
    4/10

    Something horrible happened at this restaurant on Christmas Eve. The menu was set—all guests would have a sequence of the seven fishes. Given the rave reviews the restaurant receives this seemed a safe bet. It wasn’t. The courses went from bad to laughably bad. The French couple at the next table wondered whether the chef was “on acid” or “smoking dope.” It was that bad. Lowlights included a bizarre pasta with carmel sauce and shrimp tartar. The bony seabass arrived with cold bluish broccoli atop cold puffs of mashed potatoes By cold I don’t mean inadequately heated—I mean right out of the refrigerator!! Over the course of the evening the person who apparently owns the restaurant mingled less and less until she finally disappeared altogether. Smart decision. We couldn’t leave quickly enough and should have requested a full refund. Memorable Christmas Eve for all the wrong reasons!

  9. Clare A.
    Clare A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    2 yrs ago when in rome we stepped in this restaurant by chance. It was superb then and is still superb now. The chef is so innovative that I am always amazed with what she does. Yesterday was great. Simply great and wld go there again and again. Thsnks to the fork we also got a 20% off.

  10. Eli R.
    Eli R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Number one restaurant in Italy!! Fabulous food fabulous service. It was an amazing experience. Thank you

  11. Mike H.
    Mike H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This place was absolutely amazing. Great food and the service was amazing. The gentleman that served us was the nicest and most helpful person ever. Best food in Rome!!!

  12. Jean D.
    Jean D.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Beau restaurant, beau plat, belle personnes. A recommander

  13. Sim Y.
    Sim Y.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful place with great food and warm service. Loved it !! This was not the typical Roman food or restaurant. The attention to detail is obvious

  14. Sam  B.
    Sam B.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    One of our best dinners in Italy in general and Rome in particular. Simple preparation with outstanding results. Definitely need reservations and definitely worth a stop.

  15. Jean F.
    Jean F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Attractive restaurant, pretty even, with some different creative dishes. The carmelized shrimp were excellent and also the gnocchi and the sea bass. Our server was most welcoming and we learned that his daughter is the chef.

  16. Soren N.
    Soren N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Looks like a traditional, old-fashioned trattoria. It’s not!...at the price it may well be one of the best meals I have had in Italy. Okay, I was there with my gorgeous girlfriend, which obviously added to the romantic feeling:)

  17. Jim G.
    Jim G.
    • one review
    9/10

    Food was excellent except almost every dish was too salty

  18. Doris W.
    Doris W.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    The food was very good, though they did charge us a coperto which I had read was now banned in Italy, including Rome, so that was a little disappointing.

  19. Alexander O.
    Alexander O.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was fantastic, delicious and beautifully presented. Most enjoyable meal of our 2 weeks in Italy and prices were very reasonable as well. Highly recommended.

  20. Candis a.
    Candis a.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    SO good we went there twice!! best of rome for sure.

  21. Stuart F.
    Stuart F.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great little place, upscale food in a very charming setting. Father and Daughter combo work at the restaurant. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is in the area

  22. Johan H.
    Johan H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    In one word: Excellent! The best food I had in a long time and the presentation is superb. Host is very welcoming and knows how to treat his guests the best!

  23. RICHARD P.
    RICHARD P.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Definitely a hidden gem! Great menu, food, service and character of the restaurant. Highly recommend!

  24. Chris H.
    Chris H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    A little quirky but the food was truly excellent and the service good.

  25. Robert D.
    Robert D.
    • 60 reviews
    8.5/10

    Plate presentation was excellent and food prepared well. Menu selection rather limited. Server was not overly pleasant and seemed . He did not have a people personality.

  26. Sander B.
    Sander B.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Very nice people and excellent service. The chef served our table personally. As a starter I had King Prawns and they were delicious. The main course, serloin with truffle was exquisit. The tiramisu was the best I ever had. At DanEl everything has subtle layers of complimenting flavours. The dishes are a joy to look at and taste even better. The chef is a genius. The wine’s were excellent and complimented the dishes perfectly. My wife couldn’t keep her hands of my tiramisu...???? What a perfect night!

  27. David g.
    David g.
    • one review
    10/10

    Hello, Perfect place to eat, the food was amazing and hosts were really nice. It was my girlfriend's birthday and they made it extra special to her. Thanks again. David

  28. Ágnes F.
    Ágnes F.
    • one review
    10/10

    This little restaurant was a great find. The staff was welcoming. Table reservation is recommended. We liked the details of Mediterranean atmosphere. The value of the foods for this price was acceptable. The restaurant is dog-fancier. We recommend this restaurant for everyone.

  29. Bradley T.
    Bradley T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Small, intimate with great music playing softly in the background. We were warmly welcomed by the owner. The menu is varied and all of our choices were presented beautifully and tasted spectacular. The 3 course prix-fix was a great choice. Love this place!

  30. Gerhard  G.
    Gerhard G.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Toller Abend mit leckerem Essen und dezenter live Musik. Wirklich etwas besonderes

  31. John P. L.
    John P. L.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    A warm, friendly and intimate restaurant with superb service and food. Among the most pleasing and enjoyable restaurants in all of Rome. The chef does a fantastic job in bringing out her unique flavors and presentations. Brava.

  32. Michael L.
    Michael L.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    We shared the artichoke starter two pasta dishes and a dessert. The flavors in the artichoke dish were harmonious. The first pasta was seafood the other was a ravioli with cheese and carbonara Both were cooked al dente and both were delicious. We also enjoyed the puff pastry dessert. The service was outstanding and our host was helpful. We will return.

  33. Bernard r.
    Bernard r.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent food, presented very specially in a nice intimate setting

  34. Birgitta E.
    Birgitta E.
    • 11 reviews
    9.5/10

    So much more than what you can see from the outside and menu.

  35. Daniel R.
    Daniel R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The food was amazing, the service incredible, and experience that I will live again for sure!

  36. Mihai B.
    Mihai B.
    • 16 reviews
    10/10

    Brilliant place! A must do, while in Rome. Incredible food, live music...

  37. Carol C.
    Carol C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great restaurant, innovative food. Not the same old Roman carbonara!!

  38. Tatyana L.
    Tatyana L.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Nice place and personal , very delicious pasta and beef stake

  39. Aviad R.
    Aviad R.
    • one review
    10/10

    What an experience.

  40. Barbara T.
    Barbara T.
    • 3 reviews
    6/10

    Costoso