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Hostaria La Botticella

Vicolo del leopardo 39/a | Trastevere, Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
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Ranked #353 of 7,978 restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Trastevere
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428 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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Helsinki, Finland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and nice atmosphere! Definitely worth of trying! We had two different pastas and they both were perfect! They were also really friendly for our child.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here for a lunch during easter. The service was very poor. The waitor was unfriendly and very stressed even though the restaurant was empty when we arrived. The food was nothing special, pasta with tomato sauce and some dry meat (leftovers?). Does not deserve the score and reviews here. Stay away - at least during lunch time!

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We got to this restaurant because of a friend`s recommendation: it is one of the best places we visited for quite a while. We wanted an authentic experience: not `authentic` for tourists but a real Italian place. We spent there 3 beautiful hours, enjoying the best lasagna and gnocci gorgonzala, red wine and strawberry tiramisu. Amazing atmosphere, welcoming owners giving... More

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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Rome. It is located in the Trastevere district. The chef's name is Julia and she personally came out to help us chose our dinners. The food was exceptional. I had tortolini with ox meat. It was very rich and flavorful.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had a lovely meal here last night and enjoyed the truly rustic italian food we ordered. We ate a yummy vegetable starter and then had the pasta specials. We finished with some chocolate, ricotta cheesecake and tiramisu. Delish, would reccomend to people who enjoy a non- touristy meal experience.

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Somerset, UK
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Again found this great little restaurant on TA. We arrived early to find it empty. We were not sure what to have so the owner/ chef suggested she choose for us. We started with an enormous platter of cold meats and cheeses together with stuffed courgette flowers, two kinds of artichokes and a special salad that is only available at... More

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Halmstad, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a truely outstanding lunch here. Great staff and food of your dreams. We had a fresh carpaccio and a ravioli to die for. We can really recomend this lovely restaurant in a quiet steet away from all typical tourist places with tourist menues. Really authentic.

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Brisbane, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We went here after reading many glowing reviews. We had zucchini flower starters which were nice but not freshly cooked. For our main we asked if the lamb came with vegetables and the waiter said he thought so. When it came out there were several pieces of rocket which served as garnish, and a lot of meat. It was nice... More

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St Ives
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The two trattoria we had chosen were both full and this was our third choice, but we were glad we ate herer. Got last table inside and was not disappointed. Great pasta especially the carbonara and rabbit for main course, yum. Great wine list and not expensive. Lady who we presumed was the owner was great, made us really welcome.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Our group of 8 ate here for Sunday lunch. We wanted an authentic Italian meal rather than a tourist menu, and the opportunity to eat outside. This proved a great choice, a bit out of the way but serving locals as well as tourists. We ordered several plates of mixed starters, which were huge and excellent, full of very fresh... More

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