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“Interesting range of dishes and charming service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MERIDIONALE - Trattoria a Trastevere

MERIDIONALE - Trattoria a Trastevere
Via dei Fienaroli 30A, Rome, Italy
+39 (0)6 5897196
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Ranked #162 of 8,711 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $20 - $46
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: MERIDIONALE because our cuisine is a Mediterranean one, food and wines from Roma to south of Italy. And MERIDIONALE because we two, partners and chefs, are from the south of Italy, Sasa from Calabria, Massimo from Napoli. So, now and again, good, genuine and creative Italian southern food (appetizers, pasta, soup, meat, fish, vegetables, salads, desserts) and good and selected Italian southern wines are here for you. And our trattoria is a very nice place in the hearth of Trastevere, the most peculiar area ("rione") in Roma; it's light, simple, clean and with a touch of our personal style.
london
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“Interesting range of dishes and charming service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The menu has an interesting range of dishes including from Sicily and Sardinia. All were expertly executed and very enjoyable. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service charming, although it became a little stretched later in the evening. The bill was very reasonable for the quality. Highly recommended and clearly popular with locals and tourists so booking is advisable.

Visited June 2014
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Salvatore V, Proprietario at MERIDIONALE - Trattoria a Trastevere, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Many thanks for your so great review!
Happy you enjoyed so much our food and our place.
Hope to see you again in Roma.
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“Nice People, Good Food, Local Flavor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My wife and I had an excellent meal experience at Meridionale. This is a small trattoria with a patio on a small street serving interesting twists on basic pasta, fish and meat dishes. The staff was very friendly even though we were the only non-Italians in the restaurant. The food was very good and not overpriced.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Salvatore V, Proprietario at MERIDIONALE - Trattoria a Trastevere, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Many thanks for your so great review!
Happy you enjoyed so much our food and our place.
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“beautiful place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Good food and the place itself is a beauty, great athmosphere on a quiet street. Good antipasti and pasta.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salvatore V, Proprietario at MERIDIONALE - Trattoria a Trastevere, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
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“Super Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Aimless wandering brought us to this little gem tucked on a side street away from the bustle of the surrounding town. Wisteria covered front porch entry gave way to a dining room of mid-century hip decor and cozy lamp lit corners. The food and service were delightful. Great wine selection and inspired specials included poor man's pasta and a salad of strawberries, pecorino and balsamic vinegar topping mixed greens. We arrived early at 6:30 with no reservation and were one of the lucky few to be seated before a wave of guests filled each table.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Salvatore V, Proprietario at MERIDIONALE - Trattoria a Trastevere, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Many many thanks for your great review!
We really hope to see you again in Roma.
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“Southern Italy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We arrived at 9:30 with reservation and took the last table. The menu specializes in Sardinia, Sicily and Calabria as well as some Roman dishes; in other words, a welcome addition. Everything we had was delicious while still being unusual. Of special note was the potato and octopus appetizer with olive cream. Also very good was tuna with pistachio, beef with myrtle sauce, and seabass ravioli. The wine from Lazio was great at 14E, and the ambience and support staff added. The room was a happy mix of tourists and locals at the time we went; it may have had more tourists, but still the vibe was very good. It's a lovely redo of the last iteration of that restaurant, Il Boom, using formica tables and shabby chic style which seemed to fit the location. We enjoyed finishing our meal around midnight, but if you need to finish earlier make your reservation earlier than 9:30. My only small critique, noting that I gave it 5 stars, is having traveled in all three of those regions, the flavors, such as with the mirto/myrtle, could even be stronger. Overall the meal was delightful and different, yet represented Italy well.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salvatore V, Proprietario at MERIDIONALE - Trattoria a Trastevere, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Many many thanks for your so terrific review!
We are happy and proud of your appreciation, especially because coming from an expert and Super Reviewer!
Hope to see you again in Roma.
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