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Via Milano 48 | Rione Monti, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 482 3962
13:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 11:30
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Mon - Sat 13:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 11:30
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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the basic ingredients of our meal could be found on many a menu, rarely would you find so much adventurous mixtures of taste cooked with such elan in one restaurant. After starters of three separate fish carpaccio and a monkfish ragu, we had black gnocchi with truffle, mussels and fried rocket, and black shrimp and mussel ravioli; followed by... More 

Thank dmashala
Newport Beach, California, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Traveling with friends this restaurant was a fan favorite on Yelp. We got a reservation for Thursday evening, the restaurant was full which is always a good sign. This was an absolute delight!! We loved our meal, the presentation of all dishes was beautiful, service was on point and decor was stylish modern. Also surprisingly affordable, we live in California... More 

1 Thank Sara P
American Canyon, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This restaurant is next door to the Rome Times hotel. You must have reservations for what is really great food and service. You will pay a little more but it is worth the price.

1 Thank Armando S
Basel, Switzerland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Early lunch by Roman standards (1pm) - very stylish decor, modern, tasteful. Menu not too large - I was tempted by the Crudo or raw menu (mainly oysters or various types of fish) but decided on roasted octopus with pea veloute. Andy had battered salt cod with celeriac purée with fresh black truffle. Beautifully presented (mine on black slate) and... More 

Thank Carolinemlusc
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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150 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My husband and i have been in Rome for 4 days and we've eaten twice at this gem of a restaurant! We'd be going for the third time today, but I'm not feeling well :( I really hate missing the opportunity to go here and try a few of the other many yummy sounding offerings on the quite extensive menu!... More 

Thank Janeal1951
San Jose, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great restaurant find next door to our hotel! The service, food and wine were outstanding! The presentation of the appetizers, entrees and dessert were so creative! We went with the staff recommendations and enjoyed everything we ordered.

Thank surfwahine
Level Contributor
88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This would have to be one of the best seafood restaurants in Rome... The food is delicious. From the Black Ravioli with crab to the Lobster pasta (served in shell) so you will need to work a little.. Everything is beautifully presented...and matched with exceptional service... nothing is a problem..Great ambiance... I would recommend you book as it fills up... More 

Thank Droidster
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My husband says his lobster pasta was the best meal he had in Rome and I'll not disagree based on the taste I stole when he wasn't looking. My monkfish appetizer was small in size but large in taste. Our mixed grill for two was excellent but didn't challenge the chef's skills. I enjoyed it, but next time I'll order... More 

Thank Jo H
Beech, Nr. Alton, England
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Managed to get the last free table for two without a reservation at 7:15pm on a Thursday. Several couples turned away with no reservation after us. Staff were pleasant and accommodating and we were not rushed. Atmosphere was good and decor was excellent. Food was not cheap but portion size was fine and quality was high on the meals chosen... More 

Thank 431Allen66
Regensburg, Germany
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great dinner at the Matermatuta. Tasty, creative, fresh food at a moderate price. Good selection of wine, maybe even a bit too cheap for the quality (don't tell the owner). Nice interior and thoughtful service. Go there!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$90
Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 11:30
13:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 11:30
13:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 11:30
13:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 11:30
13:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 11:30
13:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Milano 48 | Rione Monti, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighbourhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 482 3962
42 Seats divided into 2 rooms furnished in 70's glam style.Mediterranean cousine, especially fish, with selected and strictly seasonal products, it does not fail to wink to the traditional Roman dishes.The wine list is constantly evolving, careful to offer Italian excellence in the right quality / price ratio.

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Staying in Monti

Neighbourhood Profile
Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighbourhood just west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season, quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its cobblestone streets. The neighbourhood supports unique and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.
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