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Reviewed February 6, 2022 via mobile

We returned to the Porta Portese flea market a few Sundays ago and wanted to see the Maritozzaro coffee shop again after a long time. It is near the Trastevere Station, in a rather anonymous corner, without any particular detail, far from the tourist beaten...routes. The place is quite small and has no seating room. However there are five or six small tables with chairs outside, where you can see many young Romans who all come or go to Porta Portese. In fact It is very popular and crowded on Sunday mornings, when the Porta Portese flea market, which is not far away, takes places. We noticed the new refurbishing and repainting, which makes it look larger and rather improved. Behind the counter a stocky and tall waiter offers the customers the free show how to fill the buns with whipped cream. The coffee, the cappuccino and the croissants and 'maritozzi' (cream buns) were quite good but not extraordinary. More than for the quality of the pastries and cream buns, it is worth going there to see an attraction of the Roman suburbs quite well known among the young Romans. As for what it is known for, there are perhaps better cream buns in other less hyped bakeries in Rome.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

On an unassuming corner in Trastevere one finds Il Maritozzaro, and since 1960 this independently-owned Bar has dedicated itself to Rome’s signature Pastry while maintaining nondescript hours that usually find the place open from 06h30 until past midnight every day but Monday. Not far from...Stazione Trastevere, a no-frills appearance in a residential neighborhood assuring minimal tourist traffic, it is upon entry that Il Maritozzaro reveals itself as little more than 200 square meters, a lone table seeing most guests belly to the Bar downing Espresso shots before departing with a Pastry in their hand. Apparently hopping late-night, but also with a steady stream of traffic en route to work, most guests predictably select Il Maritozzaro’s eponymous Pastry, the split-top Bun that was once the only sweet allowed during Lent nearly over-loaded with Cream just as it has been since the Middle ages. Moving beyond Maritozzi, its subtle sweetness seeing the substantial portion eat lighter than one might expect, those seeking something more sugary should consider a Peach-shaped Biscuit sandwiching Custard while an unlabeled asterisk with Raisins and glaze shows Il Maritozzaro to also perform well with laminated Pastry. Not about to forgo Sfogliatelle, tight layers shattering to the tooth before yielding citrusy Ricotta, a rounded Torta Caprese finished the morning with a slightly dry crumb but plenty of Cocoa suspended in the bittersweet matrix.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

It is a nice little place located steps away from Trastevere station, with no seating area.. We wanted to try it some time ago, we went one day but it was already closed. Once we were in the area and decided to give it a...try for breakfast. We really wanted to try the maritozzi and cornetti and coffee. The maritozzo (the classic sweet pastry packed full of whipped cream) was ok but we didn’t finish it, it was too big and filling. As for the croissant, the custard cream was stale, it tasted sour like it was not fresh of the day but of the day before. It also had a strange colour. The coffee and juices were good. We bought some sandwiches for later. Prices were reasonable, the service unattentive. Overall the experience itself was okay, but nothing special. We will not go back.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Went in this cute little shop and was not disappointed. The sweet pastry with cream and cappuccinos were fabulous. The best part was fast service, super cheap (2 cappuccino and 2 pastry for 6euro), and full if locals. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast of Maritozzo and coffee at this place and it was just the perfect start to our Roman holiday! We cabbed it all the way from Barberini but you can also take public transport. Go there, stand at the counter while...they make your coffee to order in one of those Italian coffee machines, chat with the locals, enjoy a maritozzo with your coffee, slip into an Italian frame of mind, thank me mentally for my review and advice and kickstart your vacation the right way!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

An amazing little bar, always always crowded with locals (= good sign). In the summer evenings/nights there can be long lines of people queing. Their opening hours are bit wierd and unpredictable, but if you happened to stumble pass you must enter for a caffe...and have a Maritozzaro.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in Rome nearly a year now and this is my go-to spot on the weekend for a doppio macchiato and a maritozzo. The quality of both is too-notch, service is quick even with crowds. There’s no place to sit, but even that’s Roman...too, really. :-) Stand at the bar, work on your Italian a little, have your drink and go. My wife and I love coming here. The treat — sweet buns with panna in the middle - are a traditional Roman delicacy. The lore is that it was expected that a groom would give one to his bride-to-be on the night before their wedding, hence the name, for “marito” is “husband” in Italian.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Although I am Italian and live quite close, this has been my first experience with this Italian delicacy. Tasteful envelope, great cream, right price. Quite crowded but this is a masterpiece in Rome then... it is ok. Nice people behind the bar anyway.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Amazing place to try a maritozzo. I loved my first one so much I came back to get another just for myself this time. Not a bad price either just make sure you check the opening times in the week!

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

This was located in the same building where we rented an apartment. How lucky! A great place to start the day with your coffee of choice and a nice pastry of mezze panini! Could not recommend any more highly!

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed March 6, 2016

This local bar in Portuense, just around the corner from Stazione Trastevere, is the best place in Rome to try a maritozzo. The local pastry is a yeasty bun, sliced open and absolutely heaped with whipped cream. Usually eaten for breakfast with a coffee, maritozzi...are normally an easter treat but Il Maritozzaro serves its namesake sweet all year round.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Probably very traditional and seemingly very popular with locals but not welcoming to tourists. My husband and I popped by for a beer and a water glass half-full of warm vodka. Still made us smile, grazie!

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5