on February 18, 2010
My wife and I spent an extremely pleasant long weekend in Rome after an absence of 38 years! Our hotel just happened to be on Via Flavia - where Taverna Flavia is located. Our taxi-driver recommended it and we were not disappointed. Though in common with most Roman restaurant we were to visit during our stay, it appears to exist in a time warp with decor seemingly untouched since the 1950's! - with every square inch of wall space covered by dedicated, signed and framed black & white photos of celebrities, and the heavy, faded green brocade drapes! I do agree with another reviewer (elsewhere) who found the reception stand-offish, and indeed the ancient proprietor did seem to favour only the obviously long-standing local clientel, but our "own" young waiter was the model of pleasant and not over-indulgent concern and the food was excellent - especially my wife's porcini mushroom tagliatelle and my shrimp + cream risotto washed down by a very acceptable and not over-expensive Pinot Grigio. We went there twice!
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