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Taverna Rovita

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Italian, Pasta, Chowder
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Via Rovita 13, 85046 Maratea, Italy
+39 (0)973 876588
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
Great find, tucked away in a side street

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2014
DennisWestSussex_UK
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West Sussex, UK
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Sussex, UK
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Belgrade Lakes, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a small, charming restaurant which delivers some really excellent dishes. Service was also excellent; our lovely waitress (who has studied to be a translator and speaks fine English), was always available, but never hovering. We started to order from the menu when the waitress explained that there were several seafood items that they didn't have that evening...that they... More 

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San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great ambiance. Good food. Small and very personal.Located in the center of the village. Would eat there every night

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West Sussex UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by two of the guests at our hotel as the place to eat in Maratea. The atmosphere and ambience was non-existant. The food was poor to ordinary and one plate had to be sent back as it was not cooked through. The speciality of the day was ordinary, small portions and very overpriced. Told the owner... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Had a good time in this little traditional restaurant ... The waitress spoke good English and we had enough veg options .

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Heidelberg, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We enjoyed our meal here and would definitely recommend it. The calamari was great: huge pieces of octopus in a tasty tomato sauce. Also a nice house wine.

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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 (0)973 876588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 79
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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