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Il Matriciano

Via dei Gracchi, 55, 00192 Rome, Italy
+39 06 321 2327
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (32 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via dei Gracchi, 55, 00192 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after a friend said this was her favorite cacio e pepe in Rome so had to see for myself. We went right at noon after a day of walking at the Vatican - it’s about a 5 minute walk. The staff is so friendly...More

Thank Eric R
sambe66, Proprietario at Il Matriciano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I discovered the restaurant some years ago as it was close to my hotel. It's very close to Cola di Rienzo and not far from the Vatican area. I always come back. Italian food is excellent, service is great and personal, prices are more than...More

Thank Gabriela S
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent Italian food ! Very good customer service. And nice outside area to sit. Definitely worth going to !

Thank Niya C
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I have been going to Il Matriciano for over 40 years ever since I lived in Rome as a teenager. When I was first introduced to it by friends it was a gastronomical revelation - not in the sense that we usually ascribe to 3-star...More

Thank lachasse580
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is one of my mandatory restaurants in Rome, especially in late spring / early summer. They make the best marinated artichokes in Rome, and my favorite roasted lamb and potatoes. We often wind up here after a long stint getting into the Vatican, so...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The food is excellent good pasta try fettuccine matriciana, our server Christian from Rumania excellent

Thank jbenejam
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This is a real Italian restaurant, frequented mainly by Italians. Not the one of the tourist dives you find so often in Rome. Friendly, professional service. Delicious food and excellent wines make this restaurant a good choice.

Thank Rita H
Lorenzo D, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Matriciano, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you very much, Rita. We hope to see you soon, again.

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Came for the first time nearly 20 years ago, was excellent, Came back 6/7 years ago was average. Went last week was mediocre....what next? Time to change owner and team for a fresh start...as everything looks tired. Cannot recommend.

1  Thank Ola725
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The have a good service and their dishes of pasta with bacon are one of the best. Their tiramisu is quite good and original.

Thank HEduardo
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We were given a recommendation, by a local, for this restaurant. Our experience was amazing, from the food to the service we could not have been happier. This is an old restaurant I think they said 100+ years. Our servers Giuseppe and Rehman were attentive...More

Thank Luxtvl
Just steps away from the chaos of the centre, Prati is
the closest Rome gets to calm. Meticulously planned in
a neat grid, quite unlike neighbouring Borgo, Prati is
a local favourite for its aesthetic organisation and
wide streets lined with a range of boutiques for every
shopping fantasy. Nonnis pushing baby carriages and
gossiping teens own every inch of the sidewalk, but
that’s only during business hours. Once the sun sets,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$49
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7:45 PM - 10:45 PM
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7:45 PM - 10:45 PM
7:45 PM - 10:45 PM
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7:45 PM - 10:45 PM
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7:45 PM - 10:45 PM
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7:45 PM - 10:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via dei Gracchi, 55, 00192 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Prati
  • Neighbourhood: Prati
  • Phone Number: +39 06 321 2327
  • E-mail
“Let’s meet at Il Matriciano”. People living and working in Rome love enjoying lunch in this restaurant, located in the historical Prati neighborhood. For over 100 years the Colasanti family has run Il Matriciano with passion. Their name is a guarantee for the finest quality and the best selection of traditional specialties. Alberto, Rosa, and their daughters Cristiana and Fiore are attentive and scrupulous hosts; they will gladly introduce you to some of the classic Roman specialties, like Cacio e Pepe, Carbonara, Gricia and Amatriciana, as well as to the most popular Entrees like Abbacchio, Involtini, Coda alla Vaccinara, Carciofi alla Romana, and Vignarola. Finally, they will surprise you with some delicious dessert options like Tiramisu, Cavalletti Mille Feuille or Ciampini Ice Cream.
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