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“Delicious food, cozy atmosphere, friendly people”
Review of Cozze & Dintorni - CLOSED

Cozze & Dintorni
Price range: US$0 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Trastevere
Description: This is a local and fantastic seafood restaurant...needs to be considered. In the Trastevere area.
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We were 6 Americans with our 3 Roman cousins. The staff was great. The chef even came to our table personally a couple of times to make sure that everything was right. We started with cozze, octopus salad, and baccala'. Everything was very good, but the octopus salad took the prize, and we were all pleasantly surprised with the baccala' which was prepared in a way I hadn't seen before. We ordered 2 first dishes, served family style. One was paccheri with squid. The other linguine with squid and prawns. Both had a thick buttery, almost creamy, sauce that had a little spice to it. The second dishes, also family style, were an assortment of flash fried whole fishes and more squid. Everything was delicious. Dessert was a ginger-based drink topped with a crema, served in a champagne flute -- spicy and refreshing. It may have been the best meal we had during a 16-day visit through Positano, Calabria, and Rome.

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Thank David I
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

The meal was a comedy of errors unfortunately, although the atmosphere indoors is quite lovely. There were a few tables of dinners that evening; many of them got cozze so that might be a place to start. The octopus salad was good although it was warm. The tuna was wholly uninteresting. There were many oddities that we have not experienced in many years of dining in Rome (we do not complain about service); one example is that the server poured white wine into a glass full of water and did not notice (two of us got it in our wine glass; the third person's wine was poured into the full water glass). We gladly had the lemon sorbetto con zenzero however at the end of the meal on the house which was lovely.

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Thank aventine
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

Turned the corner from our B and B and there it was, nobody there so we werent sure about the place. The chef was standing outside and we chatted so decided to give it a try. The mussels were the best I have ever had! The wine delicious and the fried anchovies were hot and crispy. Spaghetti was perfect. It was a great meal for the first night in Rome.

Thank TeddySaskatchewan
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

We went here because the reviews were generally pretty good and touted as a spot with many good gluten free options. We were also looking to check out the Trastevere neighborhood. The restaurant was pretty easy to find and in a really cool neighborhood. It was small and cozy but very swanky and we were excited about the experience. Unfortunately, no one here speaks really much English so communication and ordering was a challenge. We quickly found out however that there was no gluten free pastas or dedicated gluten free menu.

They brought us free glasses of champagne and a couple of tastings of appetizers. The mussels and bread were delicious. My wife ordered fish thinking it would be a safe bet, although not knowing what kind of fish she was getting. She was a bit surprised when she got a plate of small fish, heads, skin and all. We found out later that serving fish this way is not uncommon in Europe, but it was a surprise and something that may have been avoided had we been able to communicate better. That being said, she said her fish was good but just wasn't a fan of having the eat fish that way, navigating bones and basically filleting it herself. I had a pasta dish with shrimp, which also came with heads and tentacles, etc but was very good.

The service was attentive here but fell short because of the language barrier. We felt inclined to review just because some of the other reviews seemed to lead us astray.

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Thank Matt H
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Passing by this restaurant and reading the Tripadvisor reviews (the app makes life so much easier :-)..) We decided to have dinner at this place. We were not disappointed. The owner is very friendly and explained the menu. The specialty of this place are the mussels in all different styles, we had them with orange, pesto and ginger (very nice and special). The cook just prepared a selection of the mussels as a starter. After this you can ask the cook to just make selections of the menu as secondi an main. Wines are nice (however a bit more expensive compared with other restaurants around in the area). The place is mainly visited with locals, when it is busy it makes a conservation a bit difficult because of the acoustics in this place. You can also eat on the terrace just at the street. So if you like seafood, this is definitively a place worth trying when you are in Rome.

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Thank masasi
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