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Vicolo S.Maria in Trastevere 18, Rome, Italy
+39 06 581 8307
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Hinsdale, Illinois
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134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by our pastor! We visited St. Maria's church first and then walked across the small piazza to Sabatini's. I had read current reviews of the restaurant and was disappointed that some diners were not impressed with Sabatini's. However, we had a wonderful experience! The restaurant was not crowded (we arrived about 7:30PM) and the... More 

Thank Marianne C
Prague, Czech Republic
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83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is located right on the piazza Santa Maria in Trastever's spectacular neighborhood of Rome. The food was not bad, maybe average, but there are certain other downsides to this place which should make you think twice before making up your mind about spending money - and I mean money! - here. If you sit outside, just be ready for... More 

Thank Niusha B
Kotka, Southern Finland, Finland
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Food was good but overpriced. Typical turist trap at plaza, with addtional surcharges. Would be better to avoid, you find better places near.

Thank KemikalAli
Bucharest, Romania
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 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.

Thank Lucian L
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

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 

Thank trevmeister_9
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

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 

Thank gleniceh810
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

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

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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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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'.

Thank Robert H
Roanoke, Virginia
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85 reviews
54 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.

Thank RareAthlete

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Trastevere

Neighborhood Profile
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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