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Lo Scopettaro

Lungotevere Testaccio, 7, Rome, Italy (Testaccio)
+39 06 574 2408
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Ranked #193 of 8,465 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Testaccio
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We arrived at 8:00 pm and we ate soon a coda ala vacinara and gricia....super! really good everithing...the place, the waiter,.pasta and the meat too. I highly recommend it.

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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Lo Scopettaro is a bit away from the normal tourist route, so when you come here it's because you have chosen it beforehand. The restaurant itself is quite normal, relatively small (there is a lower floor with more tables, but not raccomandable. The food is good but kind of pricey (2 - very good - pastas € 24), the service... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Don't bother! If you want to eat on the curb and have something very different- disgusting veal in a tasteless ragoo sauce. Pasta carbonara was ok. We made a reservation but don't think it was essential, people were seated without one.

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I had tripe for an entree, cacio e pepe with homemade pasta and a tiramisu for dessert. All that was too much for one person, could only eat half the dessert and I was stuffed. Two courses would have sufficed. Food was delicious. I ordered a glass of red house wine and it was very good quality for a house... More

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New York City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a great lunch here. Very authentic Roman cuisine. Not at all the standard tourist fare. Very good flavor and preparation. The owner was very friendly. We forgot our camera at the table, and it was waiting for us on our return!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

A local taxi driver told us about this place after I explained we spent two weeks on the Adriatic Riviera with friends and family, and were not typical American tourists. Had a great meal, local vino, great conversation with local Romans and a couple of Carabinieri. Last night in Rome made unforgettable. Also minutes from everything.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went there on a Sunday when everything was "booked"... We sat in the basement in a middle row table... The waiter did not speak English, but at least he tried. The problem was that the restaurant was fully booked, so they did not help us too much with the menu. The food was good but not incredible.

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Maracay, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in Rome, and I keep coming back to it every time I'm in Rome because the food it's something special, the place has a very roman vibe and it's fairly inexpensive!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We found this restaurant by luck and it was fabulous ! Not only the service was great, the food was delicious ! I had the fettuccine with peperoncini and it was the best pasta I had in Rome. The prices are not too high so if you're a student and want to have a nice meal, this is the place... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It seems to me that this place existed since I landed in Rome for the first time 40 years ago. Its survival is a good sign that traditions are still well alive in Rome. Located next to Tiber in the most trendy neighborhood (Testaccio), they serve the real roman cuisine.

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