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Sabatini

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Vicolo S.Maria in Trastevere 18, Rome, Italy
+39 06 5818307
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location, very expensive

We had a very tasty breakfast there, but it was the most expensive breakfast we had in Rome. Very pricey, even for Trastevere

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We went to Sabatini twice during our recent visit to Rome. I had been on a previous trip 4 years ago and remembered the location, setting and service were all wonderful. This trip was no different; we sat outside on our first dinner... the service was very attentive and the food was wonderful. Try the artichoke with the Jewish preparation...... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a great location and the food is excellent ! We stopped for dinner and sat outside as it was a great place to watch the activity in the piazza. We had a fantastic meal and our waiter was such a nice man! Very attentive and personable. He talked with us for awhile and gave us great history on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Our meal took ages to come, despite several reminders. We had a strong feeling we mattered less because we were tourists. When I took issue with the manager he was having none of it, and was brusque and very dismissive. It was a great pity. The food was good although expensive. It marred what would otherwise have been a nice... More 

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Europe
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We had a very tasty breakfast there, but it was the most expensive breakfast we had in Rome. Very pricey, even for Trastevere

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We stopped here for an early dinner after a long day of walking around this lovely city. The location is right on a very busy piazza with great site seeing and entertainment. The owner had dinner right next to us as I believe he does every day. We had the sea bass on salt which was out of this world.... More 

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Greenwich, Australia
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommended. Great location on the piazza Di Santa Maria in Travastere. Lots of nightlife and entertainment which provided a nice atmosphere. Excellent staff and an unbelievable wine list - the sommelier provided sound advice to help us choose an excellent wine in our price range. Not cheap but still a good value dining experience if you want to ensure... More 

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Thank kens1965
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ate here three years ago. After reading some recent reviews we were leery to return, but we were so glad we did. Walked in with no reservation and enjoyed the meal as the first time. She had the veal Marsala and I the bucatini amatriciana. I was thinking about that since we landed in Naples 8... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Oh Sabatini - what has happened to you? Ok,so we've not been for 30 years but did you have to sink to such levels? This establishment is now an overpriced tourist trap. I simply cannot recommend it in any way other than for its fantastic location. The food was not as good as most basic trattorias & although amusing,their wine... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Owned by to elderly gentlemen, brothers, who still take their place in the restaurant. We were a group of 12 ppl. Didnt have to wait to long for the food. The food was great. tried the ham with melon. exelent. pasta carbonara, great. And Icecream for dessert. exelent :)) good wine. The brothers insist on helping with setting up the... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Beautiful location, good food and they were nice enough to call a taxi for us to get back to our hotel. Recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vicolo S.Maria in Trastevere 18, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighborhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 5818307

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children

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