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La Buca di Ripetta

#817 of 8,606 Restaurants in Rome
#996 of 9,378 Places to Eat in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Campo Marzio
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via Ripetta 36, 00139 Rome, Italy
39 06 321 93 91
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Today
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 329
    Excellent
  • 256
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice surprise

We just stumbled upon this place in our walk towards Piazza del Popolo. The atmosphere is pleasant, the staff is nice and the food is good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Haifa, Israel
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Haifa, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We just stumbled upon this place in our walk towards Piazza del Popolo. The atmosphere is pleasant, the staff is nice and the food is good.

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San Francisco
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant had been recommended to us but when we checked out their prices, we decided not to go. Mistake! Our last night in Rome, we decided to splurge a little and our meal was not only delicious but service was great and the bill not so bad.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We have been going to buca thru at least two ownerships. The restaurant is always excellent. Good service without them crawling all over you and the food changes by season and is top quality

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Nashville, Tennessee
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92 reviews 92 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

What is it about Roman restaurants?!! On a 4-day visit to the 'eternal city' one of the things that struck us the most was the 'eternal'(-ly) slow service at many of the restaurants where we dined, a number of which had been given high marks by TripAdvisor contributors. A classic example was La Buca di Ripetta, an establishment where we... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Nice restaurant, friendly staff. Food, very tasty, pasta quite Al sentence but still very nice. Book ahead. Would recommend

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Rome, Italy
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I went to eat there for lunch during a long lunch break between two meetings in the area. I chose the place. As always, looking at TripAdvisor. The results were mixed in term of quality and services. First about food. I had a bucatini all'amatriciana as first and they were fantastic, one of the best I have ever had in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A good choice of dishes on the menu was accompanied by excellent service and wine advice. The decor is quite traditional but stylish and it was cool on a very hot night.

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San Diego, CA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our hotel manager recommended this restaurant and we are so glad she did. Everything we had was delicious and it was probably the best meal we had in Rome. The pasta was so good we all wanted to lick the bowls. I had fried artichoke hearts and they were fabulous. There was a great selection of entrees. Prices are like... More 

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Devizes, England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Near the Piazza del Popolo this small restaurant in a quiet street parallel to the river has no outside tables and those inside are quite close. None of this matters because the food (and the wine list) are both excellent. Especially the veal

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Clearwater, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a rather small restaurant with a good reputation, so reservations are a good idea, even for early dinner mid-week (opens at 19:00 for dinner). The food is great, serviceis good, the staff friendly and helpful and there's no pressure to order a full 4-course meal. They even cheerfully allowed sharing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via Ripetta 36, 00139 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Campo Marzio
  • Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
  • Phone Number: 39 06 321 93 91

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Campo Marzio
From its original role as ancient army training fields to its present-day identity as one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods, the Campo Marzio is the best place to get lost in Rome. Gorgeous Renaissance and Baroque palazzos line the streets, and are filled with enticing boutiques and food shops. By day, Rome’s best-dressed denizens criss-cross its streets in a fashionable parade of errands, occasionally pausing to look fabulous in gorgeous piazzas like San Lorenzo in Lucina. Campo Marzio can be a bit of a sleeper after aperitivi hour (9pm), so visit by day and experience the pulse of daytime Rome.
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