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Frattina

#5,420 of 8,971 Restaurants in Rome
#6,068 of 9,774 Places to Eat in Rome
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Colonna
Italian, International, Ice Cream, Delicatessen
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Frattina, 142, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 679 2693
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Tea
Description: In 1956 , the return of the old shopkeepers after the war , he opened the...
In 1956 , the return of the old shopkeepers after the war , he opened the " Bar Frattina ." In those years the road was frequented by neo-realist painters and filmmakers . Constant was the presence of Guttuso and Rossellini. Associations and cultural halls give way to place atelier and exhibition of high fashion, among the most popular in the world. Today, as then, you can easily meet writers and celebrities . The Way of the Bar and become the meeting point as well as a necessary step . Antonello Venditti has imagined the meeting of the leaders of his own song at a table in the bar between the passage of people.
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  • 12
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good bar, great people watching but also open very early for coffee and croissants if you have an really start

We had an early pick up for our visit to the Vatican and this was the only place open in the area. Great cappuccinos (rated 4.5 by my wife) and fresh croissants and pastries. I stood along side various local workmen calling in on their way to work, which must be a good recommendation. During the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had an early pick up for our visit to the Vatican and this was the only place open in the area. Great cappuccinos (rated 4.5 by my wife) and fresh croissants and pastries. I stood along side various local workmen calling in on their way to work, which must be a good recommendation. During the late afternoons we stopped... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We sat here for an aperatif or two after having walked all over mankind. The wine was delicious and the people-watching was super fun. Aperatifs were effective in killing my hanger.

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Arendal, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Well sized coffee bar. The pastries looked delicious, but I didn't try. Probably god for breakfast and lunch, or just a quick coffeebreak as in ny case.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Look out for huge drinks - trebles at least and enjoy the snacks served with them - a party of 4 - 3 alcoholic drinks and a soft drink, we got a tray with a huge bowl of crisps, a bowl of huge green olives, 4 small sandwiches, 4 vol au vents and a variety of savoury breaded snacks with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Extremely rude staff and lousy food. This is a tourist trap and nothing more. We would never go near the place again. Walk another block or two and you will find many fine restaurants with nice people who want to serve you.

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Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This bar is a few steps from the apartment we rent on via frattina and it literally became a second home. We go there for our morning coffee and a quick bite. We also stop for a hot chocolate (to die for), a snack a day a drink and brunch. In addition to the lovely food, coffee a day hot... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We asked for the assorted sandwich option, instead we were served the leftover sandwich on display. When I enquired what I should have asked for from the menu, the waiter suddenly pretended not to understand ... appaulling image of a wonderful city. Avoid this place at all cost.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We only stayed up the road from here and we're recommended by hotel and TripAdvisor of hotel to try here so we did on our first morning. It's important to note that breakfast doesn't seem to be a big deal in Italy, most settling for a coffee, sometimes with a cigarette, but when they eat breakfast, it seems to me... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

On a nice sunny afternoon, we decided to stop for coffee and glace. The home made glace looked good, as well as the tartufos. We ordered 2 cappuccinos that were average, and 2 tartufos, that in fairness were very good. We were served by a unfriendly waiter and the whole team of waiters seemed unfriendly, really not nice at all.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

stopped here while wandering around downtown rome, and it was lunch time, so what better to order, than pizza and wine...see the photo!!!

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Additional Information about Frattina

Address: Frattina, 142, 00187 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 679 2693
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Colonna
Average Prices: USD $6 to $22
Cuisine: Italian, International, Ice Cream, Delicatessen

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Frattina, 142, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Colonna
  • Neighborhood: Colonna
  • Phone Number: +39 06 679 2693

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $6 to $22
  • Cuisine: Italian, International, Ice Cream, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

In 1956 , the return of the old shopkeepers after the war , he opened the " Bar Frattina ." In those years the road was frequented by neo-realist painters and filmmakers . Constant was the presence of Guttuso and Rossellini. Associations and cultural halls give way to place atelier and exhibition of high fashion, among the most popular in the world. Today, as then, you can easily meet writers and celebrities . The Way of the Bar and become the meeting point as well as a necessary step . Antonello Venditti has imagined the meeting of the leaders of his own song at a table in the bar between the passage of people.

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Colonna
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very center of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping center, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
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