Stopped in here this afternoon for a quick bite because I had been exploring Rome on foot since 7am and was hungry, plus desperately needed to use the restroom. It was right by one of my fav fountains (la fontana di tartarughe) that I discovered in the Jewish quarter and it had lemoncello and tiramisu, which I had been wanting to try in Italy.
Granted, maybe stopping in a kosher restaurant to try two very Italian things may not have been the best choice in hindsight, but as they say it is 20/20.
The service was pleasant enough and I wanted something to break the sweet of the lemoncello/tiramisu, but I didn't want a full meal as I still had plenty of the city still left to walk. I ordered their eggplant rolls which came w/tuna and melted mozza. They were pretty good.
Now here is why the two-stars. First, bread was brought to the table, w/o me asking for it, but no olive oil or balsamic was on the table nor offered (though I could see several other tables around me had some). Here is the kicker for me, I was charged 1.5€ for bread I didn't eat!? I hate places that do that. Don't bring me something I didn't ask for and then charge me for it! It is like mexican restaurants that charge for chips & salsa that they bring to your table.
Second, the tiramisu was abysmal. And, I mean bad. They served it is a glass cup, which I have no idea why, but the ladyfingers were so overly soaked they were just plain soggy and then having to fight through all the cream at the top of the cup meant the texture balance that is such a big part of good tiramisu was asymmetric as...well you get the point.
Also, the Americano I had was extremely bitter yet weak, how they managed to pull that off is a mystery.
All that disappointment for a whopping 21€!
GooglePlace - March 2016