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Osteria da Meo Patacca

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Piazza dei Mercanti 30, Rome, Italy
+39 06 581 6198
18:30 - 00:00
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Aurora, Illinois
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popular with a good selection of entrees. Fine selection of wines. A good dining experience. Normal Italian entrees but nothing outstanding. Live music and singing throughout the restaurant make up for the general quality of the entrees. Very good music, very good. Recommended but not the best in Trastevere.

Thank barbelwm
Valencian Country, Spain
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I've been there with my partner and many other times. They have a good product composed of good ambient, good meals, good service and good music. Maybe someone can find it turistic, but I lived in Rome for two years and speak perfectly italian, I just find it Roman Traditional Show. It's what I want i for what I pay.... More 

Thank MiqValencia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times looong ago and I had great memories. Returned with family and memories were correct! Great food (not fake local as in 80% of the tourist traps around here), friendly service, excellent atmosphere. For tourists indeed but recommended by many of friends from Rome. Give it a try and you'll enjoy it - prove me wrong.

Thank Marc_NL_1967
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying literally next door so after a late flight this was perfect. Big meat eater place and seems to have a Bavarian type atmosphere with lots of music and singing crowds. Fish was limited and they had no Norwegian shrimp (on the menu) so only one kind of shrimp left on the menu but €18 for 4 shrimp!... More 

Thank Hoai L
Dublin, Ireland
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152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It's sad to give these kind of reviews, but this is my experience and feel like sharing it. Beautiful location, just waiters could find a better way to communicate with potential customers. I've been denied with no explanation by a waiter. Probably kitchen was about to close, definitely there were enough empty table outside. Probably they work under stress, just... More 

Thank Vincenzo S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Is this place cheesy? Yes...Is it fun? YES! Especially the outside seating area. And just so you know actual Romans do eat here. We've gone twice now, once on our first trip to Rome and we did return because the show and atmosphere is fun. It's not a foodie destination, but it is a fun night and wandering the back... More 

Thank Claudia D
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Nestled in a back street Piazza dei Mercanti, outdoor dining, with vine covered walls, lit torches, serenaded by 'Old School' Italian Minstrels and Operatic Female Singer and funny/quirky waiters with a show from the windows above at around 9:30 which even if you don't speak Italian will make you laugh or smile at the very least. The food is not... More 

Thank MichaelMannetta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I went there with my girlfriend after a tip fram a local Roman I know from back home in Norway. This was the perfect place to eat. Good food, nice atmosphere and a lot of locals eating there! Service could have been somewhat quicker, but all in all a great place :)

1 Thank Mathias H
Clinton Township, Michigan, United States
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Visited with a group of 9 people and ate outside - cool atmosphere. The servers are dressed up in some sort of folk, roman attire. We had to ask every time we ran out of water. It was a long dinner, taking just about 3 hours with our large group. The food was ok, definitely not the best we had... More 

Thank Julia P
Frankfurt, Germany
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178 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere very folkloristic. In the evenings a group of musicians goes from table to table. Food average at best, so is wine choice. A place to go for fun, but not for serious food.

Thank Thomas F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza dei Mercanti 30, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 581 6198

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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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