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Hostaria La Botticella

Vicolo del leopardo 39/a | Trastevere, Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
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Ranked #376 of 7,961 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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86% Recommend
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Rome, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 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
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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
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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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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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Waterloo, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My husband and I ate here on our last night in Rome. It lived up to all our expectations. For starters we had stuffed zucchini flowers, which were heavenly. Our meat courses were exceptional. I had tender little lamb chops perfectly cooked and seasoned. Rosemary flavored potatoes and a zesty salad flavored with anchovies complemented the meal. Dessert was a... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had our best meal in Rome at this restaurant, which is a little off-the-beaten track in Trastevere. Get reservations in advance. The food was amazing; and so was the service. I felt like a guest in the home of a fabulous cook--that's how welcome and at home we felt.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I pick this restaurant on Tripadvisor, and I have to say that it was THE BEST choice I could make ! With some friends we celebrated my birthday, and I'm sure I will remember this night for ever: the food was epic (with the appetizers Bruschetta/mozzarella di Buffala/Carciofi), the ravioli con ricotta e fungi was amazing, the truffle honey was... More

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