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Del Frate

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Via degli Scipioni, 118, Rome, Italy
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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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
A welcome change from tourist traps

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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128 reviews 128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

More a wine restaurant than a bar, this place was a gem of a find in Rome. Great staff and lovely ambience surrounded by towering wine shelves as well as whiskies, rums, cognacs, etc, this is a real visual treat. It's small and intimate so do book ahead on the busy nights (thursday-saturday) if you want to guarantee a table.... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

searched this out having read about it in the lonely planet rome guide.Good value and the wine store looks great and they now have a new room which serves as a restaurant. friendly and excellent service. and as you would expect a fantastic wine list to suit all tastes and budgets

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Oslo, Norway
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78 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This place was recommended by the owners of a B&B we stayed at down the street. We were so exhausted and no desire to go into the center of town for a meal. I am sooo glad that we listened to their advice and came here. It was in fact the best meal we had in Rome. The scallop appetizer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Visited the restaurant twice and had great food expertly matched by friendly staff, thanks Mario. I also bought wine from the shop twice and was very grateful for the advice and the wine

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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

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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.