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“No English - a good sign.”
Review of Trattoria Morgana

Trattoria Morgana
Ranked #1,326 of 12,684 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $29 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Monti
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Our hotel, the Edera recommended we try this place. We went early at 7:00 and the outdoor seating was all reserved so we ended up sitting inside. Nice tall brick arches add a little atmosphere. The waitress spoke no English, nor did another waiter. The place rapidly filled with locals and many other people who walked up without a reservation were turned away. The menu had English and with our basic phrase card things worked out fine.
My vegetable soup appetizer was very tasty, although overcooked. My wife's risotto with porcini was good, although I'm not sure the rice they used. Our entrees of Saltambucca and chicken in wine sauce were excellent, better than the appetizers. Our friend had a fillet with peppercorns and cream sauce. The only time the language barrier came into play is that the steak was medium rare, not medium. The third waiter was the only one who spoke any English and we got it all figured out. It came back perfect and he loved it.
The tiramasu was quite tasty as was a frozen meringue with chocolate sauce.
Wine was reasonably priced and they had a good selection, not overwhelming.
If you're looking for a place that hasn't adapted their menu to tourists, this is it. Total price for 3 with 2 bottles of wine, and 3 after dinner drinks was 135 before tip.
Total bill for 3 people

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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Last night in Rome. Just dined here and could not be more pleased.. I had risotto with porcini mushrooms primi, grilled mushrooms with garlic and oil secondi and rucola, pears, walnuts, grano padano with balsamic vinegar. So tasty.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

The biggest problem by sharing my experience on this restaurant, is that I risk that it will be overrun by turists, and I don't want that, but here you are.
By accident we found this little restaurant on a sideroad on our trip to Rome. We were placed inside in a cosy room. Not fancy or beautiful, but clean and authentic.
If you have to put your finger on anything, is it the two waiters. Not that they did anything wrong, but a little smile could help. They were polite and professional, and very busy, so the were excused.
But the food was so excellent and plenty, and the wine was tasty and good, that everything else faded. The place was only visited by romans that evening, and no turists but us, to interrupt the perfect picture.
I will always go there when I go to Rome.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We ate here twice and everything was delicious! Service was slow but polite. The ravioli, vegetarian lasagne and tiramisu and panna cotta were absolutely fan-tas-tic!

Thank Evdz80
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Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for another italian restaurant in the vicinity but it was closed so we came here instead. It was surprisingly good. We were probably the only tourists in the late afternoon when everyone else was a local, which i assume is evidence of its authencity.

Try the fusilli with capers olives and cod fish. Flavor bomb!

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