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Retro 02

#600 of 8,609 Restaurants in Rome
#743 of 9,378 Places to Eat in Rome
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Viale dei Colli Portuensi, 172, 00151 Rome, Italy
06 5327 3530
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Do as the Romans do

When in Rome jump on the tram and join the locals a little further away from the usual tourist trail. This place is busy each time we visit, this being our fourth trip. We first read about it in cool places to eat in Rome. It didn't disappoint back in 2009, and it is still packed today with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2014
gsebright
via mobile
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our daughter, who is studying in Rome and living in Monteverde, recommended this restaurant that locals frequent. Kitchy design and great food. Well worth a visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A gem of a place. Helpful, attentive staff guide you through the Italian menu and the daily specials board. Food is superb with typical Roman dishes including Puntarelle alla Romana - chicory with anchovies, olive oil, garlic, vinegar and salt. Osso Buco and seafood salad are excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

When in Rome jump on the tram and join the locals a little further away from the usual tourist trail. This place is busy each time we visit, this being our fourth trip. We first read about it in cool places to eat in Rome. It didn't disappoint back in 2009, and it is still packed today with satisfied, sophisticated... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Recommended by Elisabetta, our B&B owner, we couldn't help but keep going back to this place. Loved the atmosphere, the attentive and patient staff and of course, the food and wine. Not only do they do massive pours per glass, but they also have artisanal beers available.

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Southwell, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Retro 2 was close to where I was staying and had been recommended by my landlady and other guests. It was excellent. I was travelling alone for a few days and they made me feel very welcome. The specials were a delight and the friendly waters explained everything and recommended wine. The place gets really busy after 9 on a... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This restaurant was very close to where we were staying, and so it was an obvious selection as we were all somewhat tired after the journey. The decor is interesting and attractive, a mix of 1950s, 60s and 70s styles which all work very well together to create a pleasant dining room. The service was attentive, very helpful to a... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My friend and I were in Rome in Aug. 2013. Our first night there we went to Retro 02 at the recommendation of our B&B host. She called and got us reservations, which turned out to be a good thing because it was packed. We were probably the only tourists there – it was packed with locals who obviously came... More 

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New York
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70 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed this hip modern what i would call trattoria. Our primo, a pasta toscana, was superb. The secondo a good and creative approach to porchetta. The staff really hustles. The decor- hip retro-is fun. There were two very large tables the night we were there...so typical noisy trattoria in that sense. A bit pricey for what it is, but we... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

Wonderfully distinctive restaurant; the food is *excellent*. The dishes are very well prepared and sophisticated without at all being fussy. At the same time has a very relaxed, home-style character. The service is very good too.

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Rome, Italy
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20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2008

Very very (very) good! Good variety of fresh creative Italian dishes!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale dei Colli Portuensi, 172, 00151 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: 06 5327 3530

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American

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