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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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New Delhi, India
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Going to the "Da Meo Patacca" was a sentimental journey as I first went there as a child, trailing my parents on a trip to Rome. My parents' Roman friends had taken us there and I had vivid recollections of the place. I had therefore some reluctance to confront the decades old memory with a new visit, this time introducing... More 

Thank AnneML63
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old charming traditional restaurant at the end of trastevere. Lovely terrace with a band going around playing great music. Holiday vibe guaranteed. Friendly waiters and great food. Quite hard though for vegetarians (can only eat 1 pasta dish)

Thank sunny11111111
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to embrace the new year in Meo Patacca this year. We were told that the dinner would be accompanied by music. In practice there was almost no music. The restaurant is comprised of three interlinked halls that do not face one another. There is a band of 5 musicians with an average minus quality. And since they have... More 

Thank Bondi C
Aurora, Illinois
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 7 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 

1 Thank MiqValencia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

1 Thank Marc_NL_1967
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

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Dublin, Ireland
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165 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

1 Thank Vincenzo S
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4 reviews
4 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 17 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 

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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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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