Il Galeone is located two blocks away from the apartment I was staying at in the Trastevere neighborhood in Rome. For those who are not familiar with the neighborhood, it is a great place to stay, with very old with some amazing churches and architecture and some of the best food in Italy. Lucky for me I was staying there.
Il Galeone is gorgeous on the inside, but they have lots of outdoor seating; so that’s where we chose to sit. You can tell immediately that the servers know their stuff. They were welcoming, knowledgeable and sweet.
I’ve been eating quite a bit in Rome; so I decided to go with something a bit more “healthy”; so, I ordered some steamed shellfish in a butter and wine sauce. They were abundant and scrumptious. When I was done I was wishing I had ordered some plain pasta to transform the dish. The sauce was so tasty that I was ready to take it home.
Antonio chose lasagna. It was incredibly rich and delectable. Not an every day treat, but a once in a while indulgence. This too was a very tasty plate.
We were a bit disappointed by the veal. Although the sauce that accompanied it was very flavorful; the meat was overcooked and incredibly dry. I’d skip this dish.
Overall the experience was quite nice at the restaurant. Not the best restaurant I have eaten at; but it has a great location, very good service and some solid dishes. I would definitely return for more of their seafood dishes and wines.
Il Galeone is located at Piazza San Cosimato, 27 00153 in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome in Italy. Tel 06-581-6311