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Il Materello

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Neighbourhood:
La Boca
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Martin Rodriguez 517 | Gorriti 5102, CABA, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
+54 11 4307-0529
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Osorno
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very very expensive. Desert for USD 10 (150 ARS) like crazy for Argentina Food was good So expensive and they didn´t bring you the invoice

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Ok, recently returned from Rome and Venice so let's comment on Matarello's: Location is superb, with outdoor and indoor tables. (Better inside) Lack of outdoor infraestructure qhen compared to La Cabrera, even Estilo Campo. A mix between argentinean bar and average italian restaurant. Table service: over the average, lack of enthusiasm, at least for a uss 200+ table. Pepper/Salt/parmiggiano absent... More 

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Buenos Aires
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for one of the best Italians then you should go to il materello. It has Thea best pasta served in the perfect Italian way. In the heart of la Boca you can't miss this restaurant! Very kind attention!

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Thank Maria O
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

we went for lunch and had a nice meal (a bit on the heavy side, fried, cream etc...) the food was really tasty, grandmother style, but was served without grace, for example the starte was fried vegetable croquettes and that came solo, without dressing, salad, lemon, sauce ....

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Richmond
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I both got pastas and a bottle of wine as a late lunch. We are stuff and not sure if we have room for dinner. Wonderful place to come to eat pasta.

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virginia
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

A return trip for my wife and I who enjoyed Il Materello 8 years ago. We salivated thinking about the pasta we would enjoy when we returned and were not disappointed. It took us a while to get the waiter's attention and when I got him to come over and complained about being ignored he told us that our menu... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Very good Italian pasta, in many variations: stuffed, dried, lasagna. All fantastic! We have been in this restaurant many times, and every time is an enjoyable experience. The atmosphere is nice, simple but cozy. The service is remarkably friendly. I warmly recommend this restaurant if you want to try authentic Italian food in Buenos Aires.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Living in argentina as a foreigner, and loving pasta, this restaurant is a delight. In argentina pasta always has the same sauce. Bolognese, napolitana, 4 cheeses, and rosa. In this restaurant they have a whole bunch of others. I had the aglio, olio and peperocino. It was absolutely delicious and super tasty. I will come back. Without any doubt. We... More 

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Thank katinba
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Had experienced a really great meal on a previous visit to Buenos Aires at La Boca location. Happy to learn of another location in Palermo, however read a number of not so good reviews about it. Nevertheless we gave it a try and I'm happy to report it is even better than the original. The room is spacious and bright,... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing! A bit off the beaten track but the pasta is out of this world and the staff very friendly. You won't be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in La Boca

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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 lunfardo. Nowadays, this legacy can be seen and felt on Caminito Street, which welcomes visitors with colourful facades, cobblestones, and street artists showcasing their skills. Just like its neighbor San Telmo, La Boca is one of the prime destinations to experience the traditions and customs that originated from the city’s immigrant past and which have shaped its distinct identity.
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