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“Excellent treat”

Metamorfosi Restaurant
Ranked #107 of 12,162 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $98 - $142
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Parioli
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Excellent treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We had the full tasting menu which kept us in our seats for about 4 hours. We were reccomended a bottle of red and white wine for around 70eu that were great accompaniments to the varied food we had. All sorts of highlights to the food - smoked bread and olive oil ice cream, fois gras cherrys, spaghetti with oyster cream and squid ink powder (!!); carbonara egg ( with a packet of posh pork scratchings to crumble over); iberico pork & plum sauce . Challenging, inventive food without being too gimmicky; relaxed but attentive service in a very stylish room. Splendid.

Visited February 2014
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“Fantastico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

I was recommended this restaurant by a friend. Fantastic food and great service. Tasting meny with a very good wine suggested by the waiter.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Good food, but didn't meet the expectations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

My expectations for Metamorfosi were high and although the food was good, I expected something more special for this kind of restaurant. It's a nice place, but it's ambiance is also a bit stiff. I prefer more cozy, romantic places and for this kind of money more special food. The service was good, but the food was served too quickly after another. It was a bit too much.

  • Visited November 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Delizioso!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

Since it was my boyfriends B'day and we were in Rome for xmas, I wanted to surprise him by eating at this restaurant. We had dinner on friday the 27th of december. Although the venue was not fully booked... the food was absolutely amazing. We chose to order a la carte and everything was brought to our table with so much love and attention. The (manager ?) is a French man who in detail could explain everything and was a joy listening to him explaining everything on our plate. Also the sommelier recommended a wine which was amazing. I would love to go back to try out all their other dishes!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Rome, Italy
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“Stylish modern restaurant and excellent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

We had no difficulty in making a reservation only a few days ahead, or in changing it to a later date afterwards, and on the day we were half an hour late due to traffic, I called to let the restaurant know and they were fine about it. The service during the meal was just as good: attentive but not intrusive, maitre d'h and wine waiter very knowledgeable and gave spot on advice. One young waiter, obviously still learning his craft, dripped sauce on my guest's jacket, and although he apologized profusely and provided damp towels to clean it off, the garlicky smell still clung and I would have expected a gesture from management since it'll have to be dry cleaned, but no one seemed to notice and we didn't want to get the poor lad into trouble by pointing out what happened.

We had an aperitif of sparkling wine from Lombardia and with it came a few amuse-bouches that were both original and flavoursome, as well as some delicious warm home-made bread with olive oil ice cream. Then a complimentary starter with pumpkin, green pesto, almonds and squid ink powder, very fresh and creative in its combination of colours and textures.

We ordered à la carte and had a starter and main course each. One of us then had dessert, and we were all offered sweet creations and chocolates, so although all the portions are small, bordering on tiny, we came away fully satisfied.

The food is imaginatively presented - the raw tuna was served wrapped in leaves to be eaten with the hands, the squab came on a chunk of wood - and all of it was wonderfully tasty.

The chef came round after we finished and asked for our feedback, which is always a nice touch when genuine.

We paid about EUR100 per person including wine, which I consider excellent value given the number of complimentary tastings added to the dishes we ordered.

  • Visited December 2013
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