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“Great food, excellent service”
Review of Trattoria Perilli

Trattoria Perilli
Ranked #1,240 of 12,856 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Testaccio
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Went there on a lark to try local Roman cuisine. Did not have reservations (4 of us) but were sat right down. It was 1930 and we were the only ones (which would have been worrisome except we knew we were in Rome). Had trippa a la Romana with chicory greens, wife had on the bone roast pork with haricots verbs, and friends had oxtail stew and haricots verts and roast pork. All meals were superb with beautiful presentation. Waiter, Alessandro, was attentive but not intrusive. Accompanied meal with a fine Brunello. Desserts (fresh strawberries and ice cream were equally good. Dinner was over 2 hours and we never felt rushed. Finished a wonderful meal with a complimentary limoncello. If you want authentic Roman cuisine eaten by locals, would highly recommend.u

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1  Thank Martin E
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Was recommended to us by a friend who is seasoned traveler to Rome. However, we did our own checking of the place. We were a bit concerned with some of the reviews we read by Americans -- however, we made the reservation to dine there anyway, because of the glowing review by our friend. We were greeted and seated immediately. The waiter was friendly and cheerful. When he was at our table - his attention was on us, although it was a very busy night. When asked, he gave his opinion -- and his choices were excellent. I especially appreciate the dessert suggestion of wild strawberries with vanilla ice cream. It topped off an excellent meal. When our meal was finished and the bill paid, we asked for a taxi to be called. The waiter again was helpful and made sure that we were safely installed in our taxi before going back inside.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

This restaurant was truly a good find. Very good wine selection. 1st course was served family-style. The stuffed zucchini was fabulous! We were a table of 5 and all of the pastas were delicious. And the deserts.....YUMMY!!!

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1  Thank AuntbunneeH
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Our cab driver told us to go here if we wanted to eat real Roman food in a place Romans eat -- not for tourists. Our hotel also recommended. The Testacio location was convenient to where we were staying -- Aventino. The outward appearance of the restaurant won't impress, but the inside is classic traditional family restaurant. Fortunately, we arrived early and were seated without a reservation. The restaurant quickly filled up, so reservations are recommended. The owner came over to say hello. We were impressed to hear that he is the 3rd generation of the family to operate the restaurant. We were also impressed to see the steady stream of locals come into the restaurant. Our meal was delicious, from the artichoke to the melon and prosciutto to the minestrone to the pasta, chicken cacciatore and melanzane parmigiana. The service was well paced and typical for Rome -- not the same as American-style service, but you deal with it and it is fine. Our waiter was pleasant and worked and laughed with us on the language gap. We loved the whole experience. Bill was 134 Euros for the four of us, including wine, antipasti, and main courses. Perilli is a strong recommend if you are looking for a great meal away from the typical tourist spots, and can appreciate dining local-style. We felt honored to dine in a place with such a long family tradition that obviously has a strong local following.

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3  Thank K E
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

I had high hopes for Periili. I have lived in Rome for several years and am not afraid of indifferent service, so long as the food is good.

The decor is outdated, but this could conceivably add to the ambiance. The main problem is not the dated interior, or harassed waiters, but the terrible food.

13 euros for fettuccine with artichoke. It didn't even taste as though the pasta was cooked in salted water. Flavorless and almost comically bad.

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