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La Buca di Ripetta

via Ripetta 36, 00139 Rome, Italy (Campo Marzio)
39 06 321 93 91
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Ranked #663 of 8,465 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Small restaurant - which we like. This restaurant was recommended by our River Palace hotel concierge - just a short walk into the Piazza del Popolo. Food was excellent - especially the pasta. If you go - make a reservation for dinner - the restaurant was packed - every table was taken. You can't go wrong eating at La Buca... More

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Unfortunately, we stopped here shortly after arriving in Rome as I would have loved to try more of the menu and we were also terribly jet-lagged. I just had the Carchiofi alla Guida, the pasta fagioli soup, and a little bottle of Chianti. I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was my first time on the fried Artichokes so I can't compare... More

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Bedford, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This restaurant was referred to us by a tour guide and I am glad we listened. The food was great. We were lucky to get a table. I suggest making reservations.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Cute restaurant. Dinner service starts at 7pm onwards. Service was attentive, efficient and non-obtrusive while being friendly and welcoming. Our waiter was very friendly going through the specials and his recommendations. The pasta we had was very nicely al dente and the sauce was rich and hearty. The pasta stuffed with pear with an orange sauce was certainly interesting indeed.... More

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Austin, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Ate here out of convenience to our hotel after a grueling day of tours. We were specifically drawn to the oxtail on the menu, which we hadn't yet tried. The atmosphere is enjoyable for a small restaurant. It's cramped, so you're going to be in the middle of your neighbor's conversation. But we found it charming in its own way.... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had a Friday dinner here. Food was average only, but prices was too high for that meals. Even tough there were free waiters we had to wait our waiter for half an hour to get the orders.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I went there based upon a guidebook recommendation and was a bit disappointed. I had a great pasta dish with clams. I'll say it was delicious homemade pasta and since I tried linguine/spaghetti with clams a few times throughout my 10 day trip, it was probably the best. But, my mom wanted just a salad as it was lunch and... More

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Geel, Belgium
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Delicious food, nice atmosphere and good selection of wines. As starter excellent fungi porchini with lardo and mixed seafood starter followed by cuttlefish pasta and gorgonzola ravioli. Can recommend the place

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LONDON
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Cosy restaurant not far from the Piazza del Popolo. It was frequented by locals which boded well. The service was attentive and patient as we dithered over choices. I went for the suckling pig which was astonishingly good. Everyone in our party of 8 loved their dishes. The wine is not cheap (they do not do house wine) but nor... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Nice reception, friendly staff. I had great pasta and meat. Wines were rather expensive though (for Italian standards). And I accepted some fresh strawberries for desert, without asking the price. 8 EUR for just a handful of strawberries is, surely, excessive. So always ask the price in advance.

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