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La Buca di Ripetta

#846 of 9,113 Restaurants in Rome
#1,044 of 9,913 Places to Eat 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 361
    Excellent
  • 275
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 19
    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:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great service, proscecco and pasta. Ordered the fettuccine pesto and gnocchi zucchini cream. Both were beautiful and everything we expected from an Italian pasta meal. The service was attentive. Our glasses never empty. Beautiful ambience and relaxed atmosphere. If you want something off the tourist path but close to corso shopping come here. It must be good as everyone in... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went on strength of review in Rome guide - went back the night after! handshakes and greetings from staff - made us feel great. Food superb - won't forget the ox cheek dish I had, just melted in the mouth. Busy and good atmosphere - mix of tourists and locals. Features a classic vespa in middle of upstairs part of... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

First visited this HOLE in 1965 shortly after it opened. Lovely, unpretentious family trat. Returned recently after a v long absence on a busy Friday night w no rez. Door maestro , on being told that he looked like his father,quickly found me a table.. Food was that bit better than 45 years ago and the dining room was FULL... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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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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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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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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Newport, United Kingdom
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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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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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