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Trattoria da Lucia

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Vicolo del Mattonato 2 | Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
06-580-3601
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Today
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 172
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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we had a beefstaek and some bread. the restaurant has a good score on tripadvisor and i really don't know why. in my humble opinion it is just a tourist restaurant. if you want something special look further in Trastevere. because there are a couple of "pearls" in this area.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Peter v
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Lisse, The Netherlands
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  • Local cuisine
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Lisse, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

we had a beefstaek and some bread. the restaurant has a good score on tripadvisor and i really don't know why. in my humble opinion it is just a tourist restaurant. if you want something special look further in Trastevere. because there are a couple of "pearls" in this area.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We ordered some different dishes which we asked to get served in a certain order. The waiter misunderstood us, which meant we weren't eating at the same time (one of us got antipasti alone, then both pasta at the same time and then 1 main course alone) a bit annoying. But the food was fantastic - the rabbit which was... More 

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Darien, Connecticut, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We visited Da Lucia 16 years ago for lunch and sought it out on our first night in Rome when introducing our teenagers to Italy. Despite all the negative reports about service and backrooms, our treatment was wonderful. The Indian waiter could not have been more attentive, friendly or helpful and spoke perfect English. The food was wonderful. The ambiance... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is a great, no frills, roman cuisine neighbourhood restaurant. We arrived without a reservation for Sunday lunch - thank goodness we were early as the place filled up rapidly, mainly with Italians, most of whom seemed to know the owners (generally a good sign). The menu is short, with a lean to roman classics. Again good. Star antipasta was... More 

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Tel Aviv
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112 reviews 112 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We enjoy a very tasty lunch excelent pasta especially the traditional Roman dishes.The restaurant is off the main street, it is quiet and not overcrowded. Good house wine. Very good cost value deal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

At here with the kids for a late lunch. It was ok, but just average. The tomato sauce tested like it came from a can. Just not great.

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Paris, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Da Lucia ist lost in one of the numerous little streets of Trastevere. We had diner in late January on a sunday evening. The place was crowded, many locals come to have diner there. We loved the atmosphere because it mixed couples like us who rather "quiet" and groups who had lively conversations. Far from large avenues & touristy area,... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I read some of the other reviews, and also picked this because of a write up by a local food critic. I already knew the charm can be lacking with roman restaurant staff in general - and the staff here were ok. But that's not why we went. Contrary to what some others have said, our food was outstanding -... More 

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Athens, Greece
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited this Trattoria as we read a nice critic about it on a magazine but did not reach our expectations..The place is nice traditional and warm but food not the greatest for Rome's standards..We had 4 different spaghetti plates and a traditional soup plate and some vegetable..The spaghetti was ok but one plate was supposed to be spaghetti with... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Our food was not warm, in fact my wife's beef stew had beef that was still partially frozen. My pasta was tough and seemed old and was not hot. This was a Rick Steves recommendation and I would not recommend it; it was his first failure for us. As I say, maybe the staff wasn't up to the job that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vicolo del Mattonato 2 | Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighborhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: 06-580-3601

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Trastevere

Neighborhood Profile
Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.