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Frattina, 142, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 679 2693
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Ranked #6,641 of 8,845 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, International, Ice Cream
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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San Antonio, Texas
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174 reviews 174 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

After visiting the Vatican needed a lunch to pick us up, found Frattina on the way to the Spanish Steps and we were glad that we did, Thought we would have just have a snack but ended up having a full lunch. As per usual the food was really good and the service great, a great place to see the... More 

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Thursday was our free (no tours day) shopping day. Stopped off here, waited a wee while to be served. But the tray of crisps, nuts, olives and sandwiches were a surprise, but tasty none-the-less. Nice place for a short stop. Plenty of locals enjoying lunch. Decent prices for drinks..

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stopped for a spritz Aperol and we got a tray of tasty bar snacks. Average price, but great location near the Spanish Stairs.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We waited for a table outside for about 5 minutes. We needed an afternoon shot of caffeine. The restaurant is located on a busy side street full of shoppers and tourists. What else would you expect in Rome, just steps from the Trevi Fountain? The caffe latte's were very good, if not a little small. We also ordered chocolate gelato... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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533 reviews 533 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Located on yet another elegant street people meander down...ergo this bar, cafe, tabacchi and purveyor of good gelato, is perfectly located to sit, sip, read and watch. Excellent and generous bar snacks. Good drinks. Did go for lunch one day..enjoyable watching the locals 'friday' lunch, generous cafe food.

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Melbourne, Australia
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194 reviews 194 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Not far from Spanish steps, we though a nice casual bite to eat and drink and then hop in a taxi from the rank nearby. The place with its outdoor seating looked 'just right' but there were only seats free inside. Perhaps because we opted to go inside, we were forgotten even though the waiters were constantly passing us. Just... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The sandwiches are tasty yet pretty small, the sitting in beautiful street makes a great atmosphere, coffee is great, ice coffee is disappointing. Ice creams are very expensive comparing to other places. Breakfast of 2 coffees and 2 paninies is ~15 euro.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We went there for ice cream but most of their menu choices were either not available, or finished. More than half of the ice cream flavors were not available, the machine for the yoghurt ice creams wasn't working. The waiter wasn't particularly professional nor apologetic for the inconvenience. Most ice creams cups were 10 Euros each which is a lot... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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144 reviews 144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Looks like one of those typical places with outdoor seating near major tourist attractions which should be avoided. But it was great - a stumble away from the Spanish Steps, great drinks at reasonable prices, gorgeous olives for nibbles and our pizza snack was perfectly acceptable. Surprisingly good all round, including the service, and we were at risk of staying... More 

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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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Italian, International, Ice Cream

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