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“Superb meal, excellent service”
Review of Le tamerici

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Ranked #1,040 of 12,523 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$47 - US$70
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Trevi
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Superb meal, excellent service”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We are not normally fish lovers, but it was late and this was close to our hotel and something told us to give it a try, and are we glad that we did! This was hands down the best meal we had in a week in Rome. The two fish dishes we ordered were cooked to perfection. As an added bonus, the plates were beautifully presented. The service was professional, friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank crre
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Skip it”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We had a number of great dining experiences in Rome, but unfortunately this was not one of them. We had a group of 6 people and the food ranged from pretty good to nearly inedible. We would have just chalked it up and left, but when the bill came it turned out were we were charged for extra dishes that we hadn't ordered and never got. I assumed it was just an error, but it took some doing to get them to fix it. More annoying was the fact that they charged us hefty 4 euros per person as a "cover charge and bread charge" despite the fact that we had one small basket of bread the entire evening. The owner showed us the very (very!) tiny type where this charge was written on the bottom of the english language menu - it was our fault for not seeing it, I guess, but when I asked if it was on the italian menu as well he refused to answer. Italian friends warned us that some places impose high "cover" charges on tourists - this seems to be one of those places and given the uneven quality of the food, the high price point and the generally distasteful experience I definitely would not recommend it.

  • Visited May 2014
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6 Thank TLR_07_10
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Stockholm, Sweden
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256 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

A rainy evening in Rome. The place we wanted to try was full. And then we found this place. From the outside it looks pricey. And sure it was not for free. But the fish and seafood menu we got was a bargain! Superb service. Innovative kitchen. Wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Carl C
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fantastic Surprise!”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We were planning on having lunch at another restaurant and found it closed. On our way to still another we knew, we passed Le Tamerici and were intrigued. The outside menu listed inventive and fun-sounding seafood dishes. We were worried by two things, however, The restaurant is only a 30-second walk from the Trevi Fountain, an area that abounds in mediocre tourist restaurants, and it seemed a little expensive. After debating the menu and seeing many recommendations from Italian restaurant guides posted beside the door, we decided to go ahead. On entering we found ourselves in an oasis. The first room was small, comfortable, stylish, and cozy. Once seated, we were handed the menu, told the specials, and given the wine list. We had much trouble deciding what to have but decided ultimately to share the baked baccala served as a mousse, the cicoria in puree of fava beans, and the orecchiette in a light sauce of cime di rapa. Each one was wonderful and inventive while still being faithful to its Italian roots. The wine list was very well-thought out. We ended up sharing a bottle of Umbrian grechetto recommended by the waiter, Francesco. By the end of the meal, we felt we had become part of the family. Francesco spent much time spoiling us and talking to us, as we wanted him to in order to practice our Italian. Everyone one else was friendly as well. It was a slow day, as the Italian parliament, where many of the restaurant's usual customers come from, was out of session, and we felt all the restaurant's attention was focused on us. We've promised ourselves we'll go back the next time we're in Rome. And don't worry, as we did, about the slightly higher prices. For the quality of food and the attention, it's a real bargain. It would be a great place to celebrate a very special event or just to treat oneself to a great lunch.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank sprezzatura56
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Wonderful surprise”
Reviewed 29 March 2013

We were pleasingly surprised by this little restaurant very near the Trevi fountain. Most of the area's restaurants seem very touristy, but tucked away in a little alley, Tamerici serves surprisingly fine dining. The focus is on fish, not your typical traditional Roman cuisine. If you prefer the latter, try their sister restaurant at the corner of the street, le vineria Chianti, which seem very good and more casual.
Le Tamerici is small and refined but not stuffy. The cuisine is quite innovative. We had some delicious antipasti followed by simple and superb pasta. My husband and I shared a squid 'ravioli' which turned out to be squid stuffed in squid and was brilliant. We ordered a salt crusted fish. While perfectly prepared, we find fish in Italy generally a little overdone to American taste.
If you are in the Trevi fountain area and looking for a calm oasis and fine food, try Tamerici. We called to reserve a table but if you come a little earlier (by 8) you should have no problem

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Jennifer L
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