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Frattina

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
pizza and red wine

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2014
luvmy32000
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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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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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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Weston
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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38 helpful votes 38 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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274 helpful votes 274 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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113 helpful votes 113 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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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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Restaurant Details

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 5 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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.