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Janta Fast Food in Rome’s Piazza Vittorio

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Janta Fast Food, the Indian cafeteria and takeaway joint former known as Kabir Fast Food, is delicious. They serve curries, lentil stews, and many vegetarian/vegan dishes in an extremely basic dining room just off Piazza Vittorio. Unlike a lot of the pricey Indian places in nearby Monti, this budget-oriented spot serves food on metal trays–an upgrade from Kabir’s plastic ones–in a no frills setting. What it lacks in tablecloths and china it makes up for in flavor and friendly atmosphere and for years, this has been my go-to spot for a quick spice fix. Start with one of the fried vegetable samosas or pakoras and finish with one of the tooth-achingly sweet desserts, such as ras gulla and gulab jamun. The staff is super nice, service is quick and you’d be hard pressed to spend more the €10 for a full meal.

Janta Fast Food
Via Mamiani 11
+39 064460792
Open daily: 11am-4pm & 5-10pm

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2017-02-17T15:15:06+00:00 January 10th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Hayley January 7, 2016 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Oh that looks amazing. How I wish for a decent Indian restaurant in my little city!

  2. […] Super bonus: it’s Parla Food approved. […]

  3. dooseet January 16, 2016 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    mmm, yummy! I love Indian!

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  5. Hounddogman February 4, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    A long time fan of this place. My goto curry source when Amatriciana, Carbonara or Cacio e Pepe just don’t hit the spot. IMHO far better quality Indian food than any restaurant I know in Rome (and I’m English so I’m a fairly regular curry maker and eater). And cheap too! Just reading about it has meant that I now have an irresistible desire to go off and cook an Achar Ghosht tonight.

    PS Katie, I like the new site. Unlike many web ‘upgrades’ this one actually is a major improvement.

    • Katie Parla February 5, 2016 at 12:05 am - Reply

      oh thanks so much!! really happy with how it turned out!!

      • Hounddogman February 5, 2016 at 2:21 am - Reply

        Thanks for that. The Achar Ghosht was good too.

  6. […] Janta Fast Food: This Indian cafeteria and takeaway spot (formerly Kabir Fast Food) has been serving tasty curries, stews, and many vegetarian/vegan/gluten free dishes in a spartan dining room just off Piazza Vittorio since 1996. Start with fried vegetable samosas or pakoras and finish with one of the tooth-achingly sweet desserts, such as ras gulla or gulab jamun. […]

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