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“Nice food, good service and well worth a visit!”
Review of Trattoria al 19

Trattoria al 19
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Ranked #6,670 of 12,450 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Monti
1 review
“Nice food, good service and well worth a visit!”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

We were recommended to eat here on our first night in Rome. We had a simple but lovely buffalo mozzarella with tomatoes for a starter followed by a couple of pasta dishes. Both were typical roman pasta dishes and recommended by the helpful waiter. Again very simple but very good! Wine was good, order a local dry white and were not disappointed. My husband had pears honey and goats cheese for dessert and was blown away by it. Simple, basic food done nicely! The bill was very good. We came away happy customers and will return before we leave.

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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Outstanding Food”
Reviewed November 11, 2011

As an Italian American, I have had a lot of good italian food at home and in restaurants in NYC but this place had some of the best pasta dishes I have ever tasted. The Bucatini all'Amatriciana was the best I have ever had and the guanicale in it was pure bliss. The pasta cacio e pepe was enough reason for me to want to go back to Rome, exceptional. They use fresh pasta for both dish. Out of 7 nights we ate there 4 times because the food was just wonderful. So disappointed the Tuesday night that they were closed. The pastiera dessert a speciality of Naples was almost as good as my own recipe. Do yourself a favor if your in Rome stop there for some of the best pasta you are ever likely to taste.

  • Visited October 2011
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Vancouver
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very lovely local trattoria”
Reviewed June 24, 2011

Very nice local trattoria, food was nicely prepared they were trying some new menu ideas and really interested in feedback. They also own the little trattoria next door so often went back and forth to get coffee. Wine list is extensive but bit pricey was offered a new wine item , chianti which was quite drinkable. Would go back.

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“An odd experience”
Reviewed April 2, 2011

This place looks lovely and the food is OK, though I wouldn't say it was outstanding. We went on a Sunday evening, so that may have been the problem. There weren't many people in and as the tables for two are very close to their neighbours we chose one near the door. There weren't many customers going in and out but the staff went in and out all the time! Sometimes, they just went outside to smoke and also there must be some sort of storage area nearby as people came in with food every so often. We felt the wine list was expensive and we weren't very thrilled with the one we chose.

  • Visited March 2011
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
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“Lovely Trattoria, outstanding food, wonderful service”
Reviewed February 26, 2011

My girlfriend and I had dinner at Trattoria al 19 last week and it was one of the best meals we had in Rome. Their menu is not traditional Roman-- it's heavily Mediterranean, big on fish and seafood-- so this is not the place if you're looking for carbonara, saltimbocca, etc. But my girlfriend and I both got amazing pasta dishes (mine with mussels, which were divine) and the menu has enough variety to please anybody. The swordfish carpaccio was excellent and our pepper involtini were wonderful. We finished things off with the chocolate almond torta, which was delicious. Our server, Giuseppe, was very friendly, helpful, and passionate about the menu. He also recommended two outstanding digestifs for us. All in all, I recommend this to anybody looking for a great meal in Rome.

  • Visited February 2011
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