Ramo's second iteration sees Paca Lee and her team move out to Lido, continuing what made the old Fangjia Hutong haunt a favorite: well-made pizzas, pasta, and salads without any pretense. This new space is a marked growth and includes two floors, plenty of seating, a terrace, and a ball pit catering to nearby families.
User reviews of Ramo Restaurant & Bar
I have been going to Ramo ever since they opened. At some point their service and food went downhill so frequented the place less but I'm a regular now and won't change that.
They have changed a lot in the past few months and can't complain about anything. The food is better than before, the service has improved a lot and they do cool stuff with other businesses!
Keep up the good work. I'm hoping to see even more of your endeavours!
I think that Ramo looks great, they play good music, the atmosphere generally is really nice. There is a good vibe with a mix of western and Chinese customers.
However, the waiting staff have to be some of the worst I've encountered in Beijing. Even in some hole in the wall noodle place where all they do is grunt at you, at least they acknowledge your existence with those grunts when they take your order. They had someone at the door to "welcome" people when we arrived. We decided to sit outside and, after sitting down, the waitress went inside. She didn't return again. After a while we managed to catch someone and remind them we need menus. When we ordered the waitress said barely anything to us, stared off into the distance most of the time then stopped to chat to some passers by while we were trying to order.
My friend actually warned me that, although the food is good, the service is terrible. He said the last time he went there it felt like he was being actively ignored.
I ordered the cheese burger and as far as Beijing burgers go it tasted great. Just the perfect amount of seasoning and cheese, cooked just right, with a nice fresh bun. One criticism would be the size of the actual burger was pretty small and the portion of fries on the side was even smaller. The price is good at 39rmb but I'd probably need to buy two next time or still be hungry. My friend ordered the Calzone and, even though some ingredients sounded a bit weird (e.g. potato and egg), he said it was amazing.
I'd probably go again but the service makes me think twice.
Ramo is a great addition to Fangjia Hutong - I went here on a Sunday night, and although my friend and I were the only people there, there was still a great atmosphere with music and friendly staff. The pizzas are delicious and definitely worth the price (56-62 I seem to remember), and the brownies are delicious and the nutella panzerotti is worth the trip here alone.