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“A Roman Treasure”
Review of Trattoria Perilli

Trattoria Perilli
Ranked #1,261 of 12,764 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Testaccio
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Dining at Perilli is like stepping back in time in Rome. This restaurant is off the beaten path beyond Trastevere in Testaccio (the meat packing district of Rome that is still home to generations of Romans). The entrance is discreet, and upon entering you may think you've arrived at a place where you don't belong. It is at that point that seasoned waitstaff or the owners greet you heartily and seat you in the large dining room that seems frozen in time back in the 1930s (and I mean that as an enthusiastic compliment because you can't match the style and charm that this restaurant delivers). We usually join our waiter at the antipasti table by the kitchen and make up a plate of starters. The pasta carbonara is a great choice-- a house specialty. And the roasted lamb with potatoes melts in your mouth. Finish off with a slice of the English trifle (Roman style...) and you'll leave with one the happiest memories of your trip to Rome.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We vacationed with our 2 college aged children for 7 nights in Rome last week. We were joined by friends, a couple from Milan, who recommended we dine here. It was a traditional Roman restaurant and was the best meal we had in Rome. Everything was superb and the service spot on. It was also very reasonable, 180 Euros for 6 including wine with appetizers, shared pastas and primary plates. The best carbonara ever, as was the all'Amatriciana. The primary dishes were rabbit, roast pork, roast veal and oxtail. All outstanding as we tried and shared all. Finally, while there is a wine list, the traditional choice is simply carafes of wine...so when in Rome...

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

First I want to say this was the first time we had fragoline di bosco, wild baby strawberries. They were delicious and we ordered them whenever we saw them on the menu in Italy. The carbonara was the best we had in the three weeks we spent in Italy.

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Thank 604XT
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

really authentic italian restaurant a bit off the beaten track but worth it and still caters for tourists (english menu), however no tourists there during our visit so had feeling of being at a local place too.

carbobara and amatriciana were excellent as was mozarella nothing like the stuff you get in tescos

best meal we had in rome and not over priced - best to book!

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

This place apparently has a huge local following. It's a bit outside the hardcore tourist areas, but easy to get to, so most of our fellow dinners were repeat customers. Tells me the place must be good

Everything was superb, including Carmelo our waiter. If you expect to be fawned over with sincerity, forget about it. This is just a professional waiter who enjoys his work and will interact with you like a busy uncle. Has a good sense of humor, I'm pretty sure, that comes out envelope if he doesn't speak much English

The artichokes were in season and they were a great appetizer. We has two pasta dishes and both were great, although I wish I could recall exactly which sauces we had. The lamb shanks were tender and we had a very traditional Roman meat dish that comes with peas. There isn't a translating word in English (that I know) but it was damn good. You'll see it on the menu as one of the specialties of the house

I travel about 150 days per year for pleasure and chase good food. Best meal we had in Rome and at a good value

Thank ThomasTXNY
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