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“Excellent Italian Dining in Santa Monica”
Review of Trastevere

Ranked #81 of 682 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
Melbourne, Australia
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217 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Dining in Santa Monica”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Had an evening meal at Trastevere in July. Excellent service, wonderful food and exceptional value. It was a warm nigh so we ate outside which provided a great view of the pedestrian Mall nearby with buskers doing great business. I had a very well cooked Spahegetti Carbonara plus side salad. My sona had a beautifully cooked thin crust pizza. Good wines by the glass, silver service. A great dining experience at a very reasonable price

Visited July 2014
Thank Geoff R
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Had a lovely meal here for 7 people, nice atmosphere in the restaurant and great service. Pizzas were pretty big and very nice as were the pasta dishes. Not too pricy either. Would eat there again.

Visited July 2014
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Don't Bother”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This restaurant has high prices for mediocre food. We tried the lasagna and it tasted like Chef Boyardee straight out of a can. The noodles were mushy, it had very little cheese, no other vegetables and the beef was pasty. My guess is that it is reheated in a microwave.
The noodles in the Carbonara pasta were overcooked and it had too much bacon in it and a very heavy cream sauce.
If you have to eat here the pizza is okay.
The waiter did not come back to the table to check if our meals were all okay. It isn't his fault the food isn't great but he should still ask if everything is good.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank passionfortravel9
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Run of the mill Italian.”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Not amazing. Not terrible. There are better restaurants, but there are also plenty worse. If you have little other choice or are in a rush, Trastevere will do.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank AndrewDStrachan
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

We feared that this place night not be great, given it's location (3rd Ave) and this sadly turned out to be the case. We had chicken parmigiana which was reheated, scorched and tasteless. The broccoli that came with it was far too tough and the potatoes were also reheated (or microwaved). Easily the worst place we ate in Santa Monica. Service etc was fine but the food was so poor that it didn't matter.

Thank iduggan
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