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Hostaria La Botticella

#574 of 9,005 Restaurants in Rome
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Neighborhood:
Trastevere
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Vicolo del Leopardo 39/a | Trastevere, Rome, Italy
+39 06 581 4738
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Bit disappointing This Time

We have visited this restaurant many times during the last few years and have enjoyed it immensely. So, it was our first stop when we returned to Trastevere in December. We were surprised and sad at how this visit disappointed us. Like other reviews have mentioned, we were squeezed in so tightly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Mursyl
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Western Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Western Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We have visited this restaurant many times during the last few years and have enjoyed it immensely. So, it was our first stop when we returned to Trastevere in December. We were surprised and sad at how this visit disappointed us. Like other reviews have mentioned, we were squeezed in so tightly that getting up to leave the table was... More 

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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

it's not a huate cuisine experience by a far stretch. the restaurant has a nice, homely feel to it, family run and very casual. it's a bit away from the tourist bustle in Trastevere, and the setting is intimate (read: a bit crowded - we were squeezed between two couples). but the food - go for the food. this was... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Visited this place twice - last year and again this year in September. It was suggested to us by locals. It's a small place in a small street in Trastevere - away from tourist tracks. The food is very delicious here. Antipasti, pastas and meats - exellent. We tried ravioli with porcini and truffles - superb! Desserts was not so... More 

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Suffolk
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Despite the many good reviews here this Restaurant is not for everyone. I have rated it on the quality of our own experience. It has atmosphere and is tucked away in a charming small street, service is pleasant and attentive etc. So what is not to like? Firstly it was not a comfortable experience.. It was not full on the... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My gf and I went to this place randomly, based on the good reviews here on Tripadvisor. We got there early one night at about 7.15PM and we were the only people in the place, except for the waiters and the owner. She, the owner, asked us where we're from and we found out she was Romanian just like us,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The zucchini flowers with mozzarella are amazing!! The food was all absolutely delicious, the portions were huge. We would definitely go back again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Poor service! They know they offer good meals in a cosy part of Trastaverre, but are arrogant and impolite. Especially when the tablea are occupied they are unfriendly to tourist that inform on availability.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Having eventually located the restaurant we were disappointed to see that there was nobody here. We walked away but 5 minutes later we returned. So glad we did. Within 5 minutes it was bursting at the seams! We had the zucchini flowers with mozzarella to start & they were excellent. This was followed by the best lasagne & ravioli imaginable.... More 

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Lutherville, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

During our 11 night stay in Trastevere we ate at La Botticella 3 times. The food, service and overall experience was excellent every time. I can not remember his name, but the gentleman with the thick goatee was our server twice and was just great. Julia(owner/chef/waitress) was everywhere, and besides cooking our meals she would appear out of nowhere filling... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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229 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Try this place in Trastevere for great food and calid service. We order zucchini flowers filled with mozzarella and anchovies, amazing, and fried artichoke flowers. Then pasta with gorgonzola and caccio y pepe (pepper and cheese).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vicolo del Leopardo 39/a | Trastevere, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighborhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 581 4738

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.