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Il Bocconcino

#955 of 8,605 Restaurants in Rome
#1,154 of 9,366 Places to Eat in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Monti
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Via Ostilia, 23, Rome, Italy
+39 06 77 079175
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12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 188
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  • 230
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good choice in Celio

This is a spot worth searching out. That will be easy in this small district. The staff are very professional and considerate. The food and drink are a cut above and the price point is attractive. One can dine outdoors. There seems to be a marked demographic of French clientele, much more than we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
zebecToronto
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304 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a spot worth searching out. That will be easy in this small district. The staff are very professional and considerate. The food and drink are a cut above and the price point is attractive. One can dine outdoors. There seems to be a marked demographic of French clientele, much more than we noticed elsewhere. Perhaps that might serve... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited the restaurant and were so very pleased with it. It is simply furnished but we were made very welcome. The waiter spoke excellent English and talked us through the menu and made suggestions. The food was extremely tasty and well presented and I felt it was extremely good value for money. Excellent wine too.

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Lille, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We made a reservation there by phone and I insisted to get a table outside. We arrived and the waiter (with no hello no smile or anything) said we never asked for this and installed us inside... Anyway the food was excellent it's just a pity that the waiter was so impolite.

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Lier, Antwerpen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We want on a recommendation of a colleague to this restaurant and it was certainly worth it. The place was full at lunchtime with a lot of Italians present. If you want to sit outside you must reserve. They have a nice selection of food plus a board of suggestions. I had spaghetti carbonara & my spouse a vegetarian cannelloni.... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This restaurant was close to our rented apartment, it is an authentic Italian restaurant, with an menu for all tastes. The prices are fair and service very good. The ambiance great, not a touristy place at all. The restaurant was recommended by our host who is a local, and we were not disappointed. a minutes walk from Coloseum in a... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Waiters very friendly and helped us choose a meal that was very well cooked and presented. Found the portions very generous, especially the starters, so couldn't finish. However, would definitely recommend. Full of Italians which is always a good sign.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went for a meal as a couple, in the evening (8pm), was busy outside but not overly so inside. Only 2 waiting staff which was a oriblem - too much for them to do to give good service. Menu was ok but when the starters came they were a bit rustic rather than sophisticated ie. loads of meat and cheese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

no fuss a room with grey tables and chairs but surprisingly for the tourists all tables are taken a quarter after they open. book in advance. the food is absolutely sublime cooked fried and grilled the way it should be done. all very very tasty and cheap. service is discrete and friendly and if you want to taste Italien wine... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

After a trip to the roman colosseum we decided to eat something and relax a little, seeing the really good reviews we decided to visit Il Bocconcino and eat. We entered the restaurant and hoped someone would tell us if they have any free tables, we had to search for one by ourselves, once we had found a table we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

close to our hotel and more authentic than any restaurant we've tried in Rome. I knew from the mines I tried the breadbasket we were probably safe because it was finally good bread. A great variety of foods. The menu is all in Italian which may make you shy of going but the waiters did an excellent job of translating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Ostilia, 23, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighborhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 77 079175

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 33
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Monti

Neighborhood Profile
Monti
Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighborhood just west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season, quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its cobblestone streets. The neighborhood supports unique and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.
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