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Il Materello

Martin Rodriguez 517 | Gorriti 5102, CABA, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
+54 11 4307-0529
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (36 reviews)
“tiramisu” (7 reviews)
“puttanesca” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Martin Rodriguez 517 | Gorriti 5102, CABA, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Wonderful home cooked italian in the heart of La Boca. Take a cab there and back and don't mention River Plate Football Club....only Boca Juniors. Otherwise you'll end up wearing dinner. The pasta is fantastic; the atmosphere quaint & homey. The menu has risotto, steaks,...More

Thank NC11A
Reviewed 24 June 2017

I mean the place on Thames Street. Very nice decor, with good atmosphere, to eat very well and feel very comfortable. From what I could see and comments from friends, the public is middle age, generally quiet, it is not a place where you have...More

Thank Luis E
Reviewed 20 May 2017

It may sounds exaggerated, but believe me that is not. Its location make the place even better. The best option is to go with 8 people and try every pasta dish in the menu. AMAZING!!!!

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Il Matterello is a family-run restaurant discretely located in a small street off the beaten track of Boca. Folksy unpretentious decor, a wall of wines, white tablecloths, cozy friendly atmosphere, classic traditional Italian cuisine. When we came for lunch the place was packed with noisy...More

Thank Christophe M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We enjoyed our last evening in Buenos Aires at this restaurant. The food was great and the atmosphere good with what appeared to be lots of local people eating there. We did book and luckily managed to get a table at short notice as the...More

Thank UnA-productions
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic gem in La Boca - off the beaten path. Simple and pleasant atmosphere, friendly attentive service and a fantastic menu with authentic Italian food. Stuffed olives, burrata and the bruschetta Avery recommended as appetizers. Main dishes has incredible hand made pasta - highly recommend...More

Thank Tango&Luna
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is just the best italian place in Buenos Aires. Perfect antipasto. Perfect pasta. Perfect desserts. Unpretentious, good food, good service, authentic italian place. Dont eat past anywhere else. Save your italian food craving for il Materello.

Thank RaquelColt
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Four of us ate there last week and it was delicious! We all ordered Lasagne, followed by tiramasu for dessert and cappuccino -- all excellent. Pricey by Argentinian standards but worth it :)

Thank 551kathy331
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We were taken to this restaurant by our day guide,Matilda, at her recommendation. It was a highlight and not to be missed if you like outstanding Italian food and a first class operation. This is a family-run business and we met several members, including our...More

Thank Ed D
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

After traveling through Argentina and experiencing many fantastic meals of grilled meat, all we wanted tonight was a simple salad and plate of pasta. We ventured into the fantastic energy of Palermo neighborhood. The bartender at Mezcal served us great drinks a when we asked...More

Thank Grantave
La Boca
A neighbourhood defined by its immigrant roots, La
Boca still maintains this past alive in its streets
today. Due to its proximity to the river, the
neighbourhood became the preferred settling area for
immigrants of a wide variety of origins, who ended up
living together in the conventillos. Thus, these
houses became a melting pot of different cultures and
traditions that birthed creations like tango and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Martin Rodriguez 517 | Gorriti 5102, CABA, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > La Boca
  • Neighbourhood: La Boca
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4307-0529
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