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La Matriciana

#377 of 9,680 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via del Viminale 44, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 488 1775
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here. The streets outside were quiet but this place was very busy. Book if you want to go. It is a real proper Italian restaurant full of Italians so you know it will be good. Starters are big so consider sharing, these were very tasty. We also both had a big plate of pasta so didn't get... More 

Thank Paul007_12
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was near our hotel and is located across from the Teatro Dell'Opera di Roma if you want a meal after a show. My wife and I came here and really enjoyed the meal. This restaurant felt more like a family run restaurant then some of the other 'touristy' places in the neighborhood. The waitstaff was pleasant and typically... More 

Thank dd158723
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite booking via our hotel concierge and arriving early in the evening we were seated in the corridor between the main seating area and the kitchen which meant the noise and general traffic of waiters through the corridor left me somewhat disappointed to say the least, and probably has a large bearing on this review Made even worse when a... More 

Thank Glenn M
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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131 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Close to our hotel, this restaurant is an excellent place to have dinner. Service is nice and the food is quite good. Try Antipasto Buffet as you like, and fettuccine agnello, you should enjoy.

Thank Blai92
Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Visited this trattoria on November 17 for dinner on the recommendation of a friend who frequently visits Rome. I was not disappointed with the food, wine or service. I had a pasta vongole followed by scallops of veal in lemon sauce. A half bottle of wine is very reasonable too.

1 Thank Dermot1945
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

close to our hotel so we tried this place and it was good. a little pricey, but decent food and service. tried the tartufo di pizzo calabro..excellent hand packed chocolate tartuffo with a little sauce inside.

Thank Redtruck T
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here overall very much. The 4 euro a glass Brunello was excellent, as was the special pasta. The only thing we were "so so" about was the osso bucco, which wasn't a great quality piece of veal, but both people in our party who got it ate it all. Being from the US, we might have... More 

2 Thank Ryan N
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699 reviews
445 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Very popular traditional Italian restaurant which was packed with a mix of locals and tourists on the Tuesday evening we went. We had previously booked by phone and got a great table in the main room by the window - note : there were quite a few tables in a "corridor" which did not not look as attractive. Our waiter... More 

Thank GH24
Rome, Italy
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147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 556 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

We decided we wanted as romans a true roman dinner, our hotel was walking distance so the choice fell on this typical, old, traditional roman trattoria.Very good choice indeed. One starter from the window, vegetables, fish and omelette, one classic starter, buffalo mozzarella and delicious ham cut in front of your eyes as well as a nice warm plate of... More 

4 Thank Sandro S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

We were referred to this restaurant by the hotel staff at Britannia Hotel, where we stayed. The restaurant was within walking distance from our hotel. We dined outside the first time we dined there. Service, food and wine were excellent, above our expectations. We had such a great experience, we dined here again before we left Rome. Great atmosphere, food,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Viminale 44, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighborhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 488 1775

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Staying in Esquilino

Neighborhood Profile
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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