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La Buca di Ripetta

#914 of 9,161 Restaurants in Rome
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Neighborhood:
Campo Marzio
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via Ripetta 36, 00139 Rome, Italy
39 06 321 93 91
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 313
    Excellent
  • 248
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely for a late lunch

My hubby and I stopped here to recover after a nightmare cab ride. We had a great lunch. The mixed land antipasti was great. They have our favorite version of the Jewish Artichoke so far. I was pleasantly surprised by the pear ravioli in orange sauce. It's a unique and delightful dish with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
SazzyLJ
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This was a favorite meal in Rome, and I only regret that we just discovered it on the last night of our stay. It's a short walk from Piazza del Popolo, and it's small, cozy, and tastefully decorated, so it doesn't feel touristy. The service and food were excellent.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited this place in September 2014, I was told about it by a local Italian friend who lives in Rome and who mentioned that this place is more for the locals in Italy as it serves the best food Quality in Rome. and true is what was told...starting with the service, David the Waiter astonished us with his professional approach... More 

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

My hubby and I stopped here to recover after a nightmare cab ride. We had a great lunch. The mixed land antipasti was great. They have our favorite version of the Jewish Artichoke so far. I was pleasantly surprised by the pear ravioli in orange sauce. It's a unique and delightful dish with a citrus sweetness. This place is easy... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My husband and I parked the pram with our sleeping baby inside and enjoyed a warm, cozy, hearty meal with great wine and great service. It was the standout for us in Italy

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Wuhan, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Somewhat old school presentation of food, in a kind of "kitchy" mid 80's/90's sort of way. I ordered an octopus potato olive salad that was molded in a tower, and some kind of fruit sauce ( possibly strawberry ) to give it color around the perimeter. Totally unnecessary. Food tasted very good, if not a little to overwhelming in portion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We dropped in here one evening by accident as it was raining, but was not disappointed. The waiters were very attentive and made us feel welcome. The food was excellent, but not cheap. The wine selection was amazing and the waiter poured our wine all night not allowing me to serve myself as it was his duty to serve us.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We came to this ristorante since we had such a good experience in the other restaurant owned by the same owner(s) - Porto di Ripetta. The latter only served sea food. We wanted a good lunch and choose a starter and entrecote. The starters were a treat. The meat was well prepared. The service was OK. So I recommend this... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I am Italian (but living in the US for last 20 years) and my better half is a training chef. We are always looking for the “wow” factor everywhere we go and we travel quite extensively. No wow factor here. One of many restaurants close to our hotel, it was the only one still serving food around 3pm when we... More 

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49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The concierge at the hotel gave me this reference. I was very disappointed. The place was filled with tourists, with Americans being the loudest and most obnoxious, leading me to wonder if the hotel had a deal with the place. I ordered swordfish which apparently was baked (!) and extremely dry--the middle was okay but frankly for the price and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I recognized this restaurant that my husband and I visited in 1996. Went in as they were unlocking the door at 7:00 pm. No reservation, but they sat us any way. Within 25 minutes the place was paccked and they were turning customers away. Reservations are A MUST!!! This is a great restaurant. Wonderful food, wine and service. Andrea, our... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
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

Questions & Answers

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

Staying in Campo Marzio

Neighborhood Profile
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.