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Del Frate

#1,626 of 8,614 Restaurants in Rome
#1,922 of 9,375 Places to Eat in Rome
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Prati
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Via degli Scipioni, 118, Rome, Italy
06-323-6437
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An oasis amongst the tourist traps

Enoteca del Frate was recommended by our hotel receptionist. Only a few hundred metres from the Vatican, we ordered a glass of wine from their excellent selection (it's a wine shop with floor to ceiling shelves) and sat outside on high stools around a barrel to watch the world go by. They were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
wrathofgrapes
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Enoteca del Frate was recommended by our hotel receptionist. Only a few hundred metres from the Vatican, we ordered a glass of wine from their excellent selection (it's a wine shop with floor to ceiling shelves) and sat outside on high stools around a barrel to watch the world go by. They were almost too generous with the crisps/nuts/snacks so... More 

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Arles-sur-Tech, France
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for aperitif before going on to dine somewhere else and initially ,on reading the very interesting menu , decided to reserve a table for the following evening . HOWEVER ! although the lady who served us our drinks was charming and the wine good ( but not exceptional ) , the olives,nuts and crisps provided were all... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Del Frate was recommended by the Telegraph travel app. We were very pleased to have gone there. We liked the choices offered on the menu (so many places all offered the same things) and the choice of wines was amazing! We both had three courses and a good bottle of Italian wine. Everything was good quality and the bill was... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Del Frate is a very special treat. The chef is exceptionally good (artichoke flan in parmesan cream with crispy bacon; perfectly cooked black cod in a light potato puree with baby beets—yum!!!), and the atmosphere is casually chic and intimate. I had my very best meal in Italy here, and I went to a number of places recommended by the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

In the Prati district, a little off-centre in Rome, a wine bar with good food. Took a bit of a search but was worth the effort! Understated, friendly cellar-style ambience, efficient service, and to-be-expected extensive wine list. Good quality well-prepared food - "minimalist" [large plates & small portions] presentation with the usual artistic, modern flourish, so often seems pretentious but... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Rough Guide recommended this as a restaurant. It is not; it is a wine bar. From their limited number of meat dishes my beef was inedible by any standards. Dry, rock-like by general admission. I could not cut it, never mind eat it. How could a self-respecting chef send out food like this? I then waited a further 40 minutes... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were there to buy wine and for aperitivo. They have wines I have been looking for all over the place so I am delighted with the buying experience--courteous, helpful staff, fantastic selection of small vintages and good prices. The aperitivo was a bonus for us. Delicious wine selections, great meat and cheese platter. We did not try dinner but... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This place was only around the corner from our accommodations and it was a good find. Good wine and food and the service was decent, could improve but overall good. The meat platter could be better presented, not just lumped on a white plate. The caesar salad was to die for! The wine was very very good. The dessert was... More 

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Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

what a great place. Amazing restaurant, sitting on tables that are spread through the wine shop. Food was really excellent and (I guess it is obvious!!) an amazing wine list - at really great prices. We will def come back again on our next visit to Rome

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Enoteca as it is called in Italian but also very good food. Large selection of wines (especially Italian, which are the best of course). In addition a reasonably populated list of dishes, ranging from classic roman ones to new ideas. Very nice ambiance and friendly staff. Price is acceptable, if you don't select rare bottles of wine. Problem is parking,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via degli Scipioni, 118, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Prati
  • Neighborhood: Prati
  • Phone Number: 06-323-6437

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Staying in Prati

Neighborhood Profile
Prati
Just steps away from the chaos of the center, Prati is the closest Rome gets to calm. Meticulously planned in a neat grid, quite unlike neighboring Borgo, Prati is a local favorite for its aesthetic organization and wide streets lined with a range of boutiques for every shopping fantasy. Nonnis pushing baby carriages and gossiping teens own every inch of the sidewalk, but that’s only during business hours. Once the sun sets, quirky sidestreet bars celebrate aperitivo hour, those evening cocktails that help wash away the tensions of Roman life.
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