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La Matriciana

Via del Viminale, 44, 00184 Rome, Italy (Castro Pretorio)
+39 064881775
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Ranked #859 of 7,954 restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Castro Pretorio
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

We booked for a last evening splurge at the end of a 5 night whirlwind break in Rome. The restaurant was 400 yards from our hotel (Cortina) and directly opposite the opera house. We arrived a few minutes early so there was a short wait for the table as the place was packed with couples, families and a large party.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Everything was fresh and the attention to detail was impeccable. The dessert looked to be 5-star, however the portions were hearty so there was no room. My advice....share a main dish and antipasti and enjoy the dessert.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A very popular place, reservations required at peak dining times. Went on spec and didn't get in, went back a second time and got a table. Welsh couple staying nearby and read the reviews on TripAdvisor so thought to try it and wasn't disappointed. Lovely food and great decor.. Can't say much bad about it. Worth going to if nearby.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I went there with my wife in Sept. 2013. What a lovely place, just near the Opera House. The place is clean and is neatly decorated.. We loved it so much that we went there two times during our stay in Rome, and on both occasions, the staff was REALLY helpful and kind, even though we arrived within minutes of... More

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boston
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

If you want to find a restaurant that isn't touristy and is the choice of local foodies then the Matriciana is the place to go. Situated opposite the Opera house means that it gets a ready made clientele who appreciate the better things in life. The antipasti was very fresh. The pasta was just how it should be and my... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Brilliant! Opposite the opera house, one of the oldest restaurants in Rome, so they have had plenty of practice, and boy does it show. Extensive menu with good range of options as was the wine list. Gets busy, the locals eat there, so best to book.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

When we arrived in the evening of our first day in Rome, I was looking for a nice place to have dinner. I found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and we decided to have dinner in this place because this restaurant was close to our hotel and had good reviews. What a great decision that was! This restaurant serves the best... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Sitting street side, across from the Opera House, at a small bistro table with an amazing bottle of red wine was like something out of a movie. Just how I picture Rome in my fantasies... Then came the food and we were in a whole new heaven! Pasta mounded with shaved black truffles, caprese salad with fresh mozzarella that melts... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We had a meal here tonight (Sunday) and had a wonderful evening. For starters I had the antipasto buffet and my husband had the buffalo mozzarella with anchovies on bruschetta. Mine was great - being able to choose from a wide selection was perfect! And my husband was very happy too - a very generous portion of mozzarella. For mains... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by our dinner at "La Matriciana". The food was really tasty, you could tell that it is truly cooked in the restaurant kitchen and it was not industrial food that is simply warmed up for the customer. The osso bucco was delicious. The best evidence was that many locals are eating there and there isn't anyone... More

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