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La Buca di Ripetta

#765 of 8,974 Restaurants in Rome
#955 of 9,777 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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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good wholesome food, but noisy dining area

The food is very good and the staff are efficient. It is very popular, especially among the locals (always a good thing), so booking a table ahead is a good idea. In fact, countless would-be diners had to be turned away during the evening we visited, because the restaurant was full. One thing that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
Malteser65
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Swieqi
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Pasadena, California
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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new york, new york
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Madliena, Malta
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Well placed close to the All Saints church where we watched a delightful New Year's Day concert of opera Arias, Buca was still very busy when we arrived after 10pm. We were shown to our table without any fuss. We ordered a Tartar of Salmon starter followed by delicious spaghetti carbonara, a Roman pasta speciality with pancetta and egg yolk... More 

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Aalborg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We knew it was good and it was great. The food and wine was pretty damned amazing. Service excellent, atmosphere pleasant and to be honest you have to try it (book in advance as it works). Recommending a dish would be stupid as everyone was tucking in with glee. I have admit that there is little better in my opinion.... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We stumbled upon Buca di Ripetta more than 20 years ago and it only gets better. Great food, great service, a lively fun place. It's small so it's essential to book ahead. You can now do this online.

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Swieqi
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

The food is very good and the staff are efficient. It is very popular, especially among the locals (always a good thing), so booking a table ahead is a good idea. In fact, countless would-be diners had to be turned away during the evening we visited, because the restaurant was full. One thing that was a little irritating was the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We arrived early and were able to get a table -- booking is essential! Friendly service, decent prices too. My wife had the salmon tartare starter, we then shared pasta (not a problem, in fact the waiter suggested it), and had saltimboca and osso buco for main course. Good food: the saltimboca was great, the osso buco did not meet... More 

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New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a well known little place on the Via di Ripetta that came recommended by an even more well known architect friend of mine who travels to Rome quite often. It has the classic trattoria-like wine bottles lining the walls decor and amusingly a Vespa on display in the center of the room. We could not have been greeted... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Very pleasant lunch stop just around the corner from our apartment on Della 'Oca, so we ate there several times. They soon recognized us. Food was pretty good, service was excellent. Small place, but very comfortable and clean. Easy to recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Wouldn't go out of my way to get there, but the place is really nice and the food is good. We had a chick pea soup and a gnocchi dish, both were tasty.

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Additional Information about La Buca di Ripetta

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

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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, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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