Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rome's Most Famous Restaurant: Where Fettuccine Alfredo was Invented

Here can be seen a photograph of Cardinal Ottaviani enjoying dinner here and one of Bishop Sheen, too, doing the same.

In each photo you can see il vero Alfredo: the Imperatore delle Fettuccine!

Along the walls are photographs of famous persons who have eaten here over the years.

Ristorante L'Originale Alfredo all'Augusteo
Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 30


  1. Overpriced - very very overpriced.

  2. 19 euro for a small plate of fettuccine is too much.

  3. I agree to the two other Anonymous writers. They increased the prices in the last 6 years significally (when I remember right from about 12 EUR to 19 EUR for primero plata).


  4. Thanks for your article about our Restaurant "Il Vero Alfredo" in Rome, Piazza Augusto Imperatore.
    We have the pleasure to tell you the history of our grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, creator of "fettuccine all'Alfredo" in the world known.
    Alfredo di Lelio opened the restaurant "Alfredo" in Rome in 1914, after leaving his first restaurant run by his mother Angelina in Rose Square (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). In this local spread the fame, first to Rome and then in the world, of "fettuccine all'Alfredo".
    In 1943, during the war, Di Lelio gave the local to his collaborators.
    In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando (Alfredo II) his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 "Il Vero Alfredo", which is now managed by his nephews Alfredo (same name of grandfather) and Ines (the same name of his grandmother, wife of Alfredo Di Lelio, who were dedicated to the noodles).
    In conclusion, the restaurant of Piazza Augusto Imperatore is following the family tradition of Alfredo Di Lelio and of his notes noodles (see also the site of “Il Vero Alfredo” http://www.alfredo-roma.it/).
    We must clarify that other restaurants "Alfredo" in Rome and in Italy do not belong to the family tradition of "Il Vero Alfredo" of Piazza Augusto Imperatore in Rome.
    We inform that the restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo” is in the registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence” of the City of Rome Capitale.

    Best regards
    Alfredo e Ines Di Lelio

  5. We have enjoyed many outstanding meals and memories. Hard to match the history and cuisine.
    Thank you to Alfredo e Ines Di Lelio!

  6. I've recently found a letter dated May 1, 1933 from the Excelsior Hotel in Rome to my father from his father and the P. S. was " I wish you could taste the Fettuccini we have had twice at "Alfredo"...with an international reputation!" They had been visiting John Garrett, American Ambassador to Italy, a good friend and his roommate at Princeton. I've learned to prepare this dish well, just because!! so thank you for this creation. Granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gustavus Abeel Hall.