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La Taverna de' Mercanti

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Neighbourhood:
Trastevere
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Piazza de' Mercanti, 3a, Rome, Italy
+39 06 588 1693
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I met up with my Italian cousins who know the local area far better than we do and suggested La Taverna de' Mercanti. It was a lovely night so we sat outside on the gorgeous bricked patio, surrounded by ivy and stone walls. It was off the beaten path so we didn't run into a lot of... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a big group for a company lunch, around 40 of us. The food and the service was excellent. Have to commend the way they handled the group, we were pretty diverse with many specific dietary requirements. They left us all quiet content. Even the Italians in the group approved the food.

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Thank Hashin2013
Jaisalmer
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103 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I still remember the beautiful ambience of this place. Pizza and grill food was awesome delicious. Staff were so warm and friendly. Love to go back.

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Thank AAsharaph
Split, Croatia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Went there as a big group of 14 without reservation. They found us a place to sit in few minutes. The food was very good, excellent grill and big portions. We had pizza for desert, which was also good. House vine we had for drink was quite OK. All for reasonable price. All of us liked the experience.

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Thank NMS1955
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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 

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Rome, Italy
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394 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Bruno D
Speyer, Germany
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144 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Frank B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 

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Thank GingerBeer1979
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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Marina di Massa
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$39 - US$157
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
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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