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“Outstanding and creative food”
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Il Margutta
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Ranked #1,618 of 13,226 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $67
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Whether you are vegetarian or not this is one place you should visit while staying in Rome. Just a short distance from the famous Spanish steps and tucked down a side street it is in one of the most fashionable and characterful shopping areas. It stands out not just for the quality and creativity of its food but because it offers diversity of choice. Most restaurants in Rome seem to offer fairly standard menus . There is certainly not the the same range of restuarant cuisines you might routinely find in the UK. So when you have had your fill of Italian specialities head for Il Magutta, It mixes the most incredible ingredients to create mouthwatering and taste packed dishes in a very contemporary and lively setting. It's not the cheapest place to eat and portions are not huge but you can instantly recognise that the owners and chefs have a passion for and understanding of good food. Just order an extra side dish. If you want to eat Italian they have a pasta menu which is nothing like you will find anywhere else. I would recommend the pasta with pistachios. Everyone who tasted it thought it outstanding. Otherwise they have seasoinal menus making the most of vegetables available at that time of year . This constant refreshing of the menu no doubt keep the chefs interested in their food preperation. Expect to pay at least twenty pounds for two courses and a soft drink and up to thirty five if you want to have free range of the menu. But nowhere in Rome (of any standard) is cheap. I found this by accident and returned for the following two nights I was in Rome I was so impressed.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

We ate the buffet lunch and although the place was packed with locals ( very good athmosphere) the food was nothing to brag about!... And I like vegetarian food .

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The restaurant is very nice, i enjoyed the decor and ambiance. Service was ok.Food was delicious ,better than food at some of the world famous vegetarian chefs restaurants.Prices are a bit steep but the dinner experience is worth it.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is right up there with the best vegetarian dining experience you will find anywhere in the world. The restaurant is artistic, modern and with all the class you would expect in Rome. We were made to feel very welcome immediately and all of the staff were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.

The food is entirely vegetarian and vegan but we're sure our meat eating friends would be blown away by the flavours, quality, style and choice that is on offer. No worthy 80's style wholefood stodge going on here, the menu is expertly crafted from a wide selection of different foods and presented beautifully.

Try the sharing plater of starters for a real treat and just soak up the friendly vibes and ambiance. There is so much to choose from and the menu changes with the seasons so hop over to their website for an up to date picture of what delights await.

The price was as expected, around £100 for a 3 course meal for 2 with wine, but the experience was one that will live with us for a long time. If you're a veggie in Rome and getting bored of endless pizza/pasta then you really must check this place out, we'll definately be back one day!

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a very pricy Vegetarian restaurant. I ordered the seasonal menu with was 6 courses for 55EU. My wife had the winter menu which was 4 for 35EU. We had a few cocktails with dinner. Overall i can't think of any reason for someone to not eat here. As an pretend vegetarian chef and a critical eater i found this Restaurant to be a breath of fresh air. I found every dish to be exciting and didn't come away from dinner thinking i could do better. The price is quite high and i'm sure that scares a few people away, but seriously don't pass up on this one. The only negative i found was the chocolate dessert was overly bitter and the pastry chef needs to be replaced or at least put some sea salt on the dish to cut the 80% dark chocolate dishes. Still a must see

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