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Il Matriciano

Via Dei Gracchi 55, 00192 Rome, Italy
+39 06 321 2327
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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“bucatini” (7 reviews)
“lamb” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Via Dei Gracchi 55, 00192 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve been in Matriciano at least 10 times in 15 years and it’s fair to say that it’s one of my favourite and beloved restaurants in Roma. This time, I’ve found it changed: completely renewed. I have to admit that I loved the previous traditional-based...More

Thank renzobossi97
Lorenzo D, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Matriciano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Renzo. We are happy that you enjoyed the renovation of our restaurant and our improvements. See you soon!

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Surprise of the surprises: behind the restaurant there is an annex, as if it were a garage arranged for people who are left without environment, decoration indifferent. Despite my early booking and having arrived on time, there was no place in the restaurant, so the...More

Thank accduque
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Prices might be a bit higher than the other places around, but come try the Amatriciana and the you’ll thank me. Service was good, the other food excellent and the sweets amazing. Very close to the Vatican.

Thank CristianoDadamo
Lorenzo D, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Matriciano, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you, Cristiano. We think our prices are proportional to the quality of our food. Come back :-)

Reviewed 31 January 2018

My last meal in Rome was at Il Matriciano and it was amazing. Everything I tried was delicious. Giuseppe our waiter shared recommendations of traditional Roman dishes and we tried them all; assorted suppli (Jerusalem artichoke, Arancini, zucchini flowers and friend broccoli), eggplant parmigiano, pasta...More

Thank shellierock
Lorenzo D, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Matriciano, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you very much. Come back soon!

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Visited after a friend said this was her favorite cacio e pepe in Rome so had to see for myself. We went right at noon after a day of walking at the Vatican - it’s about a 5 minute walk. The staff is so friendly...More

Thank Eric R
sambe66, Proprietario at Il Matriciano, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I discovered the restaurant some years ago as it was close to my hotel. It's very close to Cola di Rienzo and not far from the Vatican area. I always come back. Italian food is excellent, service is great and personal, prices are more than...More

Thank Gabriela S
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent Italian food ! Very good customer service. And nice outside area to sit. Definitely worth going to !

Thank Niya C
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I have been going to Il Matriciano for over 40 years ever since I lived in Rome as a teenager. When I was first introduced to it by friends it was a gastronomical revelation - not in the sense that we usually ascribe to 3-star...More

Thank lachasse580
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is one of my mandatory restaurants in Rome, especially in late spring / early summer. They make the best marinated artichokes in Rome, and my favorite roasted lamb and potatoes. We often wind up here after a long stint getting into the Vatican, so...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food is excellent good pasta try fettuccine matriciana, our server Christian from Rumania excellent

Thank jbenejam
Just steps away from the chaos of the centre, Prati is
the closest Rome gets to calm. Meticulously planned in
a neat grid, quite unlike neighbouring Borgo, Prati is
a local favourite for its aesthetic organisation and
wide streets lined with a range of boutiques for every
shopping fantasy. Nonnis pushing baby carriages and
gossiping teens own every inch of the sidewalk, but
that’s only during business hours. Once the sun sets,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$49
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:45 - 15:00
19:45 - 22:45
12:45 - 15:00
19:45 - 22:45
19:45 - 22:45
12:45 - 15:00
19:45 - 22:45
12:45 - 15:00
19:45 - 22:45
12:45 - 15:00
19:45 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Gracchi 55, 00192 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Prati
  • Neighbourhood: Prati
  • Phone Number: +39 06 321 2327
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“Let’s meet at Il Matriciano”. People living and working in Rome love enjoying lunch in this restaurant, located in the historical Prati neighborhood. For over 100 years the Colasanti family has run Il Matriciano with passion. Their name is a guarantee for the finest quality and the best selection of traditional specialties. Alberto, Rosa, and their daughters Cristiana and Fiore are attentive and scrupulous hosts; they will gladly introduce you to some of the classic Roman specialties, like Cacio e Pepe, Carbonara, Gricia and Amatriciana, as well as to the most popular Entrees like Abbacchio, Involtini, Coda alla Vaccinara, Carciofi alla Romana, and Vignarola. Finally, they will surprise you with some delicious dessert options like Tiramisu, Cavalletti Mille Feuille or Ciampini Ice Cream.
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