Results 1-6of 6 Reviews
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
November 14, 2012
From journal Visiting Italy: Roma
Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
July 17, 2012
From journal Rome pt. 3
St. Louis, Missouri
August 1, 2003
This was pretty much like any other Hard Rock Cafe I've been in---decorated in rock and roll memorabilia. It was somewhat smaller than the Hard Rock Cafe’s I've been in around the USA. But the menu was basically the same--quite varied and good: the usual starters of nachos, chicken wings, potato skins, onion rings, various salads, etc; then the large variety of sub sandwiches and burger; for dinner, various steaks, chicken, fajitas, or sea food; and if you still have room, desserts of cheesecakes, sundaes, pies, cakes, shakes, etc. Plus they have a full bar with mixed drinks, beers, wines, shooters, as well as soft drinks and ice tea. We got sodas and I liked that we got free refills -- and they came with ice! Most places in Europe just give you a can of soda and a cold glass. I didn't realize I'd miss ice so much!
I don't know if the staff was acting typical the night we were there, but they were quite entertaining to watch! They really seemed to be enjoying their job. Even when they sang "Happy Birthday" to people, they did so with a lot of gusto. Their upbeat and playful service made the dinner even more special.
The Hard Rock Cafe is about two long blocks from the Barberini subway stop (on the Red line, the stop before Spagna where the Spanish Steps are). Barberini is also the stop for the huge internet/Subway Sandwich cafe, which is a couple doors from the northern steps leading from the subway station. If you plan to catch the subway after dinner, though, be advised that the subway stops running around 11:30---much sooner than the Hard Rock Cafe closes! We didn't find that out until about 11:15, but still made it back to the subway in time.
From journal Rome, "The Eternal City"
July 8, 2005
From journal Italia
December 26, 2003
From journal Rome - My First Taste of Italy
June 26, 2005
But that's the problem - with the exception of the Trevi Fountain T-shirts and the gladiator teddy bears, the restaurant could be moved and planted anywhere. If you're in Rome for a substantial amount of time and needing some greasy American food, go for it, but if you've only got a few days or weeks in Rome, get out your guidebook and find yourself some good pasta or pizza. You can get a good hamburger anywhere in the States, but good gnocchi or a pizza diavola? That's a little more difficult to come by, so enjoy it when you have the opportunity!
From journal A Study Abroad Semester in Rome