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Hostaria La Botticella

Vicolo del leopardo 39/a | Trastevere, Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
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Ranked #367 of 8,311 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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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My partner (who is a chef) and I had a 2 week holiday in Roma and the Lazio region in June. We ate at great restaurants every night and went to Hostaria La Botticella three times as it was so good. Traditional superb-tasting, authentic food is served by one lovely sister and cooked by the other (she's the head chef),... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We where looking for a place for a quiet romantic evening. Found this little Hosteria placed in a hidden back street of Travestere. Great food, lovely service. Feelt like being a part of the family. If we come back to Rome again we will surely be looking for this family restaurant.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We picked this restaurant for its amazing trip advisor reviews and we were so pleased we made the right choice. We contacted Julia before we left the UK as it was advised in some of the other reviews to book ahead, we told them the meal was for our honeymoon/ 1st anniversary. We were greeted outside when we arrived at... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Overall, this is average food at best. It is comparable in many way to what we get as Italian food in the United States-unnecessarily huge portions with adequate but not memorable food. Again, the food was not bad, but overall this was the worst meal we had in our 10 days in Italy,

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Calgary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a lovely evening here. The food is excellent, the portions generous, the hostess very welcoming. The first plate pastas are so good and really enough for your meal. However, the mains are not to be missed. The tiramisu was fabulous and the largest piece I have yet seen. It was plenty for 2 of us. We walked 4... More

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Verona, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We've had the opportunity to dine here once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times were amazing--start out with the bruschetta pomodoro (sorry--my Italian is terrible!), then head into the cacia e pepe pasta, which is not to be missed. House red wine is great, if you don't have space for a bottle. The fried carciofi are heavenly (and... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

After trying a few restaurants in Trasteverre, we decided to try La Boticella which was recommended by a local. What can I say, it was one of the best food experience we had. First of all, the owner and staff are lovely and care about their clients. It was obvious a lot of the customers that might are regulars and... More

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Bermuda
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A gem of a restaurant. Highly recommend the clam and mussels for a main course. The steak was amazing. But paramount was the service. Truly one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. Highly recommended.

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New York, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My family and I had a great meal at this Italian gem. It has a lovely location in a quiet lane in Trastevere, where we had an outside table to watch life go by. The pastas were delicious, as was the Tiramisu for dessert. The waitress was very personable and attentive, even bringing me a bottle of wine as a... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Every part of our experience was wonderful! All three courses were beautiful! The wine was great and the owner who served us was just amazing. She really went out of her way to ensure we had a good meal. Beat any of our other restaurant experiences in rome by a mile.

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