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“Great meal, friendly staff”
Review of Taverna Rovita

Taverna Rovita
Ranked #31 of 60 Restaurants in Maratea
Price range: $41 - $118
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: An ancient fratery, then a tavern in the 18th century, Taverna Rovita restaurant is situated in Via Rovita, one of the most evocative alleys in the old town centre of Maratea. It was restored by an old master builder according to the idea of Francesco Gambardella, owner and founder of the restaurant and since 1981 it is the right place where to look for the emotions of the most genuine and natural flavours of the seaside and Lucania traditional food.
Reviewed November 17, 2013

We enjoyed our meal here and would definitely recommend it. The calamari was great: huge pieces of octopus in a tasty tomato sauce. Also a nice house wine.

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1  Thank ArabianPaul
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Starter went overkill on the lemon. I like lemon, but omg, couldn't eat it.

This place is a lemon.

Asked for large portion of pasta, I offered to pay extra. But only available in standard sizes.

The waitress got distracted on middle of conversation and left to attend to something. So rude.

Forgot to bring wine.

Sea bass main was ok, but tiny. And the only side you could order was veg.

Other tables were not happy either, and it was only half full. Deserved to be empty.

The place is a disaster. Don't go there if you are after good food.

Way over priced for what it is. Wish I'd gone to the monastery restaurant where I was staying.

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2  Thank J-24678
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We come to Italy every year for several weeks and have eaten hundreds of excellent meals all over the country. This was a shocking disappointment. The place looked good - off the main street and cosy. The starter was awful - some mozzarella on toasted bread with an anchovy. The bread was largely inedible - certainly nothing like the crostini we have had elsewhere. It really did make me think I might break a tooth. The pasta I had was reasonable but a small portion for the price charged. My partner had an over-priced salad - a few leaves and some grated carrot with some of the promised ingredients missing. The young cummerbunded waiter brought her a bottle of oil with two drop remaining in it. In all the atmosphere in the place was gloomy with guests, I think, stunned and depressed, by their experience. Definitely one to avoid.

2  Thank zincpot1964
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

The worst meal we had in Maratea and its environs. Tasteless, slimy mush describes all three courses although we refused to pay for the third (grilled seafood).

The waitress has good English but is deluded since she seems to think the cooking is good. The waiter, a young officious boy in a cummerbund, was polite other than his regular moist phlegmy sniffs and snorts.

The lighting is also bright and stark which didn't lend itself to a favourable atmosphere.

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3  Thank Laura W
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

nice location evene if it has no garden or table outside but we were disappointed by the food, the entrance, antipasti were not bad but nothing special and very small portions and the pasta was not well prepared. Surely there are better places to go for dinner!

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1  Thank Caterina T
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