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Matermatuta

#155 of 9,002 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Monti
Mediterranean, Chowder
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Via Milano 48/50 | Rione Monti, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 482 3962
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12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: 42 Seats divided into 2 rooms furnished in 70's glam style.Mediterranean...
42 Seats divided into 2 rooms furnished in 70's glam style.Mediterranean cousine, especially fish, with selected and strictly seasonal products, it does not fail to wink to the traditional Roman dishes.The wine list is constantly evolving, careful to offer Italian excellence in the right quality / price ratio.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business

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  • 440
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  • 164
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Little Gem

We really wanted something different from pizza and pasta so checked trip advisor and found this little Gem, amazing little place with amazing food and awesome services, would have no hesitation recommend this restaurant as I was thoroughly impressed

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
butterflyCumbria
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Egremont, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Egremont, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We really wanted something different from pizza and pasta so checked trip advisor and found this little Gem, amazing little place with amazing food and awesome services, would have no hesitation recommend this restaurant as I was thoroughly impressed

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We visited this restaurant following a recommendation from our hotel. It was our favourite meal whilst in Rome. Great décor and atmosphere, although we visited on a quiet Tuesday night in January. Subtle music playing and just the right amount of service from waiters, attentive but not in your face. Between the 2 of us we shared a pasta dish,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

We were actually staying next door at the Rome Times Hotel so decided to give this place a try. Unfortunately they were fully booked for the Saturday night so we ended up going on Sunday - worth booking if your interested in going. The food was really nice, and certainly different from the usual restaurants in Rome. We actually felt... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Pleasant restaurant with lots of character, our starter was amazing, beef carpaccio , main pasta was a little undercooked and waiter was a little standoffish and adamant it was al dente , though there is a difference between undercooked and al dente which he soon realised. otherwise a nice place to visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Everything is out of balance in this place. The wine list is a gem! Great wines at excelent prices!! Food is a good try on contemporary sea seafood. The problem is nothing is seasoned at all!! Al least the salt was on the table. Dessert was not on par with the food. Cheese cake was not good at all. Products... More 

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Eccleshall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Myself and my partner booked a table for 9pm, we arrived at 8.55pm to be told the table would be 5 minutes, which turned out to be 25 minutes. The reviews kept me in the restaurant as during the wait we weren't offered drinks, a menu or an explanation. We then we had been seated, we had to keep grabbing... More 

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matermatutarist, Proprietario at Matermatuta, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank'you for your review on TA. I'm really sorry for your bad experience in our restaurant. I don't remember you and my staff isn't able to give me information about the problems with your table, first of all for the fact that your table was ready 25 minutes after the time you reserved it. I'm also really disappointed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had some great dinners at Rome but this was simply the best. So good, I had to write my first review here at Tripadvisor. Delicous fish dishes and wine! Absolutely recommendable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If you like seafood then you need to try this restaurant. We started off with the seafood tartare which was mind blowing. It felt like the plates kept coming. Everything different, super fresh and beautifully presented. I had the lobster and pasta and almost passed out when I found half a lobster in my pasta... So good! My husband had... More 

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Mount Desert
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Four of us traveling in Italy visited this restaurant (next door to our apartment) in the Monti section of Rome. The cuisine was by far the most creative we had in Rome, beautifully prepared and presented in vivid, stunning designs. Among other things we had were the purple gnocchi with clams and truffles, ravioli, an excellent monkfish dish, a beef... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were lucky our receptionist (IQ Roma hotel) recommended this MODERN restaurant, both in decor and dishes. We had the scallops 3 ways for starters and a perfect lobster pasta (with a half lobster in it!). This was accompanied by a good bottle of Grilio.. perfect. Too bad we did not try their tiramisu as we loved to stop by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Milano 48/50 | Rione Monti, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighborhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 482 3962

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 90
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business

Description

42 Seats divided into 2 rooms furnished in 70's glam style.Mediterranean cousine, especially fish, with selected and strictly seasonal products, it does not fail to wink to the traditional Roman dishes.The wine list is constantly evolving, careful to offer Italian excellence in the right quality / price ratio.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:15 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Monti
Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighborhood just west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season, quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its cobblestone streets. The neighborhood supports unique and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.