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La Taverna de' Mercanti

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Piazza de' Mercanti, 3a, Rome, Italy
+39 06 588 1693
19:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint Italian atmosphere. Service was not bad. We went expecting that it was more for locals than tourists so we were not dissapointed that the waiter did not speak english. The menu on the table is in Italian , just ask for an English menu.The veal chop was grilled to perfection and the pasta was home made,very good. We happened... More 

Thank Ed B
Rome, Italy
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364 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

...with average quality food, overpriced. 3 primi piatti (first course), 2 antipasti (starters), 1 bottle of wine, 1 water, 2 desserts = 38 euro per person. And the wine wasn't a pricey one. Price is obviously dictated by the place and where it lays: Trastevere. Keep in mind that for the same price, you can have much better food around... More 

Thank Bruno D
Speyer, Germany
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33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Typical italian restaurant with authentic local food and wines. Fish is great, meat a bit less, pasta & pizza OK. you need to be experienced as service is not providing great help in either selecting wine or food. Nice location in a side road, especially in the evening.

Thank Frank B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lively and local place suitable for larger groups and tourists, but WATCH OUT FOR YOUR BAGS... one lady had her bag snatched by thieves on a moped while waiting for a table. The staff warned us this was a problem as we arrived, indicating this is a regular feature. Staff were helpful but rushed, and the food was good for... More 

Thank GingerBeer1979
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We came looking for Roma Sparita around the corner, but it was closed for holidays. So we ended up going to this restaurant instead. We ordered cacio e pepe and it arrived in a Parmesan crisp bowl - just like what we were hoping for originally at Roma Sparita! Ambience was awesome at night in this little square.

Thank Jordan V
Marina di Massa
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We were highly impressed with this Medieval Taverna which we had researched and booked beforehand. The food was excellent, succulent and fresh. As this was a birthday I bought along some candles which they kindly put on a Torte di Nonna cake. We were very lucky to have picked an evening where they had an opera singer and theatrucal scene... More 

Thank Boughainvillea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We visited La Taverna De Mercanti on a recommendation of a friend living locally. I was advised to make a reservation well in advance, particularly if we wanted a table on the terrace. We hadn't done this and turned up around 9 being very hopeful! They were able to seat us on the terrace within about 5 minutes and we... More 

Thank Maalee M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Imagine a place which served ancient travelers and merchants for hundreds of years with delicious food and drinks and a night of stay before they moved on. To sit and eat at the same place is simply magical. The food, service, price just don't count. The place has an aura of its own. Just don't miss it.

Thank SSRaju
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Friends recommended this popular and picturesque place set in a very quaint square in Transtevere. We managed to get a table in the balcony so we could soak up the rather nice atmosphere in the square. We enjoyed the live music from the restaurants near by and we were nicely surprised by a lady singing live opera as well. Menu... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The area is nice, but the waiters are not taking care of the guests, the food is incredible expensive for what they offer. We ordered griglia mista, different kind of meat, one worse than the other, dry and must have been flavoured with glutamate, cause i'm reacting sensitive on that. The waiter forgot two times the drinks and also let... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$39 - US$157
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza de' Mercanti, 3a, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 588 1693

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Trastevere

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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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