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Taverna Rovita

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Mediterranean, Italian, Chowder, Pasta, Soups
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Via Rovita 13, 85046 Maratea, Italy
+39 0973 876588
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We went twice to this restaurant during our stay in Maratea. We were left on the fence as to whether to recommend it or not. The first night my husband had a pork roulade which was amazing and I had the fish with almond crumb which unfortunately didn't have much taste at all. I like fine dining... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

this is a typicall tourist trap. we paid 150€ for 5 people with only one dish per person and two antipasti for all of us. in the entry hall you have a wonderful buffet that is also in the menu. we chose this and the server brought us himself HIS selection from the buffet with very little food (3 pieces... More 

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Shrewsbury
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

On the surface this appears to be a real find. However the food was poor and expensive. Left feeling we had been ripped off like a couple of unsuspecting and naive tourists. Don't be taken in !!

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Aberdeen
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went twice to this restaurant during our stay in Maratea. We were left on the fence as to whether to recommend it or not. The first night my husband had a pork roulade which was amazing and I had the fish with almond crumb which unfortunately didn't have much taste at all. I like fine dining portions but this... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We ate here on our first night of eight in Maratea, and were left a little flat and disappointed by the whole experience. On a narrow side street off the main street, this is quite a traditional venue. Food was of reasonable quality, but for the prices they are charging, not that great really. What left me even flatter, was... More 

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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great food, the restaurants is small and has a very good environment. Staff is really helpful and the house wine is really good!

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West Sussex, UK
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Ate here after seeing good reviews from Trip Advisor. Food and restaurant were more upmarket than the other town restaurants. Good choice of local dishes and wines. Advice from the English speaking owner was very useful in choosing a great meal.

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London
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We are here a few nights ago and despite the sweetness of the waitress - found the food to be very uninspiring - I even has to send back my antipasto - so unpleasant was it ( and I never do that !) I fear this is just another generic tourist restaurant in once beautiful now spoiled Maratea.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Small, traditional and casual local restaurant with a fantastic primi buffet featuring an assortment of delicious specialties which are arranged onto a sampler platter for the table. Generally the most flavorful and well executed meal in a traditional context that we had in Rome, Amalfi coast, or Maratea, Strangely, at least during Ferrogusto, most restaurants we tried were disappointing. For... More 

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Milan, Italy
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stay in Maratea for few days of seaside and relax and we have been recommended this restaurant by some friends.. we ended to go there twice in 3 days. The food is very good and the quality of ingredients genuine and tasty. The choice of courses is good and no matter if you like meat or fish you will... More 

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Norway
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Followed lonely planets recommendation on this one, and it was not wrong. Pretty little place with just a few tables. Good Italian food, we had different pastas and got the waiter to recommend the wine.Good choice. I can't help thinking that Italian restaurants could gain something when it comes to atmosphere just by dimming down the bright lights and lighting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Rovita 13, 85046 Maratea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Potenza  >  Maratea
  • Phone Number: +39 0973 876588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 84
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Chowder, Pasta, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?