The Taverna Giulia had great location and atmosphere, and the best gnocchi al pesto we tried in Rome. Try the basil sorbet too! The onyl downside was we found it a bit pricey compared to similar menus at trattorias, but I think the service and quiet elegance more than made up for it.
Took my wife and three children 8 to 15 for our last dinner on our vacation in Rome dec 2005. The place and staff was well presented and clean. The service left oh so much to be desired. Holier than thou attitude, rude manners, did not want to bring us the oil and vinegar because "it did not go with what we had ordered" We just wanted it to go with some bread before dinner was served. Regardless. Lasagna that we where served look anything but the one in a table next to ours. We ordered tagliatelli pomodoro but the maitre (if he can be called that), refused to grant our pettition even though tagliatelli was served on the menu in other presentations. What easier plate than pasta with tomato sauce for our 8 year old son? On top of that other relatives went the next day for dinner and had an even worst experience than ours. We´ve had the fortune of going to Europe several times and as such are aware that service is sometimes not what one whould expect much less wish but TAVERNA GIULIA experience was unforgetably unberable.