Via San Vito 13a, Rome, 00185
- Recommended for:
- Foodies, Romance
Expert review of Trattoria Monti
Be sure to book ahead if you want to eat in this tiny upmarket trattoria near Piazza Vittorio. In the same family for almost 40 years, it was given a new gourmet direction by Enrico and Daniele, the second generation brothers who now run the place. It’s one of my favourite restaurants in Rome, partly because the Marche-influenced cuisine makes such a refreshing change from the sometimes heavy Roman tradition, but mostly because it’s one of those places where, as soon as you step through the door, you think, “Yes – this’ll work”.
The Camerucci family originally hails from Le Marche – the Tuscany of Italy’s eastern, Adriatic side – and the menu reflects that region’s strong culinary traditions, offering light, well-balanced dishes like red onion flan in gorgonzola sauce, tagliolini with anchovies, sultanas and pecorino cheese, and secondi based on fish or game. The wine list is not huge, but it offers a good opportunity to explore marchigiano wine (from Le Marche), including some knockout Verdicchios (a zesty, summery white).
It all feels halfway between a traditional Roman trattoria and something more contemporary: there are the wooden tables and chairs, crammed in tight, and the sunflower-hued walls; but there are also designer lamps and a trendy open-to-view kitchen at the back.
One-to-one, patient and courteous: in fact, some of the best trattoria service in Rome.
It’s in a little lane between Santa Maria Maggiore and Piazza Vittorio, less than 10 minutes’ walk from Termini station.
If you stretch to three courses, allow for 40-45 euros a head including wine.
More information on Trattoria Monti:
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- Via San Vito 13a, Rome, 00185
- 06 446 6573
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Tue-Sat 1-3pm, 8-11pm; Sun 1-3pm. Closed Sunday evenings and Mondays. Closed most of August.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential
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