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La Buca di Ripetta

#921 of 9,225 Restaurants 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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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
Great spot

Small trattoria with great food, service including English fluent wait staff at reasonable price. Ambience was great including the Vespa in the dining room. Very small and popular so be sure to get reservations.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
Karen B
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Lewes, Delaware
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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Lewes, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Small trattoria with great food, service including English fluent wait staff at reasonable price. Ambience was great including the Vespa in the dining room. Very small and popular so be sure to get reservations.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

A short walk from our hotel in Via Margutta, this ambience filled restaurant was a real treat. We had mostly specials of the evening. Firstly a duo of artichokes which were superb, followed by the special white truffle barley and a roasted baby lamb. Oh my goodness! Happiness on a plate. Why we attempted to have dessert we don't know,... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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19 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our third dinner at this restaurant over the years altho we learned it had changed ownership since our second visit. This was not a problem as we enjoyed our dinner very much. The deep fried zucchini blossoms stuffed with buffalo mozzarella were super....even by husband who is not a lover of veggies shared and agreed with me! Grilled veggies with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We got lucky with this one! Our first night here and we had no clue where to eat. This was near our hotel and we certainly lucked out. No reservation, but they found us a table. Waiter was friendly and helpful. Menu was in Italian only (which I have personally found to be a good sign now that I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Lovely meal here- table for 2, both food and wine amazing, great service and friendly staff and would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Wonderful staff -happy to recommend and help but without pushing anything on you. The steak in Barolo was divine as was the suckling pig. Puddings were also very well done. The place was full with locals as well as tourists. And the bill for a real treat was 66 euros, the same that I had paid for a very mediocre... More 

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Gozo
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As stated in title. One tip: Either wait for them to open at 7 or book in advance as we found it to be highly frequented, both by locals and tourists

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We stayed in Rome mid September 2014 for five nights. Our accommodation was near Flaminio metro station / Piazza del Popolo. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from however, if you are looking for a little more of the local, traditional food of Rome then there are a few good little places on Via di Ripetta namely, La Buca.... More 

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Westlake, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great service, delicious food, lovely atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience here and luckily we got a table for two without a reservation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Service was very professional, with the waiter having excellent English (which is unlike the usual Italian fare!). They promptly brought menus and explained their specials and a couple of dishes that were not available on the day. I found the detailed description of how each plate is cooked and served very enticing. For starter we had the taster combination of... 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.