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Hostaria La Botticella

Vicolo del leopardo 39/a | Trastevere, Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
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Ranked #440 of 8,469 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Trastevere
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Rome, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our entire meal but my ravioli with spinach and truffles in a cream sauce was the best I've had and the hostess gave it to me special because my partner ordered pasta with a tomato base sauce (he doesn't like cream sauces). We also had grilled lamb chops (we split a large plate) and a large order of... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This restaurant is hidden in a quiet side street in Trastevere, just around the corner from countless touristy restaurants. The food is excellent, atmosphere is lovely and you will not be disappointed. Note that the portions are quite hearty so it is better to order dishes to share. A great find.

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Totara North
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stumbled across this hostaria on a rainy night as it was just around the corner from our glorious apartment "la Viola". What a treasure to find, but beware, the servings are huge although quantity is no way sacrificed for quality - fabulous ambience, after we'd dined the delightful staff just kept pouring complementary limoncella

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My wife and I dined here on our last night in Rome after reading the fantastic reviews on tripadvisor. We were not disappointed! We hadn't booked but after a little deliberation of how they could fit us in they magicked a table for us and we ended up eating next to a Vespa under somebody's washing! The food and the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My husband and I went to this restaurant on our last night in Rome and we were blown away. In a city full of tourist traps and restaurants that don't value their clientele, La Botticella was a revelation. It is family-run and the atmosphere is as though you've been invited to Sunday lunch with an Italian family. The woman serving... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was our favorite restaurant in Rome! Family run, friendly, fresh food and 100% Italian. This was such a quaint restaurant! Family members cooked and waited on us. Not only was the location and ambience our favorite, but the food was also. The restaurant is located on a quiet lane in the residential area - the best place to truly... More

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went to La Botticella for dinner. The food was really tasty and the owner was super nice to us. We shared a sortment of anti pasto which had many different kinds of cured meat and some cheeses. For primi I had all'amatriciana and girlfriend had some other pasta dish. For secondi I had oxtail and she had lamb with rosemary.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I went here for our last night after the restaurant we wanted to go to was shut. This was a real stroke of luck as it was the best meal we had in Rome. The head waiter was attentitive and very friendly, the outside is very sweet and not touristy at all. Reasonably priced wine which was... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place is atmospheric, although seating on the street is a "typical Roman experience". They squeeze you in, even tough from the same party, and at one point the car passed 2 feet from our table. Other than that, the street is interesting, the food is good, although pricey.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our last night in Rome, we tried this place, based on reviews here and were very very pleased with the choice. Not only was the food superb, the family-style atmosphere of the service meant you felt like they really cared whether you were happy or not. At one point, a couple came by asking directions for another restaurant and all... More

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