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Vicolo S.Maria in Trastevere 18, Rome, Italy
+39 06 581 8307
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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant is very nice placed in Piazza de Traverse. Staff is very nice and the serve is fine. But the prices are to expensive for the food you get. I strongly don't recommend it.

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Thank Lucian L
wales
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 of us decided to fly from Malta to Rome, FOR LUNCH, a bit mental, but we like mental. A freind of ours recommended Sabatini so we took the plunge and booked for 12.30pm. We arrived at 12.15pm and were immediately greeted by our waiter, Alex, very attentive and fun with it. After 15 mins, every staff member congregated around... More 

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Thank trevmeister_9
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish I'd checked them out on Trip Advisor first. Four of us sat down outside for an early dinner and each of us ordered a starter, a simple pasta dish, a mixed salad and bread to share, and a glass of wine. No desserts or coffee. The food was mediocre and the service pushy. When about an hour later... More 

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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sabatini is a somewhat pricy, but otherwise excellent place for a meal. The menu covers most types of food, from the light starters to more "heavy" meals

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Thank Odleif
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Please I had a wonderful time here. I liked the patio and view of the square. A woman was playing cello in the square. She was a great musician. I had eggplant Parmesan and it was very good. The bread with the meal was great. I think it was 35 Euro more or less. In my mind it was a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Foolishly sat down before consulting TripAdvisor. Poor value for money. The food was not awful - probably below average. Harassed to order several courses. One item 'forgotten' by the kitchen. Staff verging on surly. Excessive cover charge. A 'Tourist Trap'.

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Thank Robert H
Roanoke, Virginia
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Great ambiance! A meal by the fountain overlooking a church. It's a fabulous experience in an amazing city. The food is quite good though on the pricey side. We had a lovely time though noticed that not all guests received the same level of service which was disappointing. Nevertheless, we really enjoyed our meal and watching people in the square.

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Thank RareAthlete
Dunellen, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

A friend of mine recommended we try this place when in Rome. It's a little off the beaten path in a largely residential neighborhood, tucked away in a small square with a historic church near the Tiber River. Very friendly staff, with the patriarch, Sylvester, quite a charismatic character. He brings out meat to cut right in front of you.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

As others have commented this place is very overpriced. Paid 17 Euros for lasagna at lunch plus they added a 15% service charge. To be fair, the lasagna was quite tasty and a good size portion. I believe our bill was about 60 Euros for two lasagnas, two glasses of house wine and a bottle of water.

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Thank FCBasel
Rome, Italy
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The portions are ridiculously small, but the prices are very far above the average. The quality of food is just enough. At these prices you better choose the best restaurants of Rome, off the tourist track. Sin!! The beautiful square in Trastevere deserves a more friendly restaurant, where you go to eat and sated !!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo S.Maria in Trastevere 18, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighborhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 581 8307

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Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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