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La Buca di Ripetta

#813 of 8,608 Restaurants in Rome
#990 of 9,375 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 328
    Excellent
  • 254
    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
Very good dinner and friendly welcome.

This restaurant has a comfortable, cosy atmosphere. The dishes are presented nicely and are full of flavour. Good choice for non meat eaters. We had a variety - pasta stuffed with pear, stuffed zucchini flowers deep fried, fresh mozzarella, tagliata, all delicious. The tiramisu was superb. Wines in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
Alison M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had pre-booked all our restaurants during our four day stay and went to La Buca on our last night. Just wished it had been our first night and we would have cancelled the other bookings. This is simply the best restaurant in Rome - trust me. It was full by 8.15pm so book a table. The atmosphere is amazing... More 

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Storrington, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This restaurant is about 300 metres down Via di Ripetta, off the Popolo Piazza or Square. We ate there twice and were not disappointed. Food was delicious with a good choice and not ridiculously expensive like some restaurants nearer to the square. Wine list was a bit expensive but we had a Pinot at €30 the first night and €22... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This restaurant has a comfortable, cosy atmosphere. The dishes are presented nicely and are full of flavour. Good choice for non meat eaters. We had a variety - pasta stuffed with pear, stuffed zucchini flowers deep fried, fresh mozzarella, tagliata, all delicious. The tiramisu was superb. Wines in a range of prices, there should be something to suit. I would... More 

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montauk
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were delighted to get a table at this charming bistro in Rome. the dishes arrived looking fantastic. I had eggplant risotto. my husband, a chef, had the Osso Bucco. They looked incredible and tasted good - not great. Service was terrific. Mix of tourists and Italians.

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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a small trattoria a short walk to the south of Piazza del Popolo. We went quite early on a Wednesday night and were lucky to get a table for 5. The restaurant is small but has a cosy and welcoming feel. Service was very good and my wife and 3 daughters seemed very impressed with the waiters!!. Food... More 

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Sag Harbor, Ny
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95 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went twice in a week - unpretentious with staff kept busy trying to keep up with the diners. It is near the Spanish Steps and Piazza Popolo. They will suggest a good, reasonably priced wine and the menu is very nice - including Roman artichokes.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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77 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We ate here on our first night in Rome, as a group of 4. The service was good, the food and drink fantastic and there was a great atmosphere.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Concierge at our hotel made the recommendation. Charming but the waiter was in the weeds from the time we arrived at 8pm. Waited 25 minutes to be asked if we wanted anything. Fried artichokes which were good arrived at 9:15. Pasta dishes at 9:40. Pasta in cheese basket was way too salty. Also mussels in peppardale was also very salty.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were lucky to make a last minute reservation and had a great meal with good service. Artichokes to start and then pork belly and a lovely chocolate cAke with a soft centre which was complimented by a sumptuous dessert wine. A great meal

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Kamloops, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stopped by this restaurant about 9pm on a Sunday night after a day long tour of Pompeii from Rome. The place was very busy but we lucked out and they had one table for two available. And good luck it was! My wife and I experienced, at this restaurant this evening, the best service we have had in the two... 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, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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