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Lo Scopettaro

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Testaccio
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Lungotevere Testaccio, 7, Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 2408
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Today
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Very nice place for a traditional dinner. Food was amazing: traditional local dishes, very good quality of ingredients. The place is quite small therefore not crowded. the service was close to be perfect and the host was helpful and welcoming.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Gabriele T
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice place for a traditional dinner. Food was amazing: traditional local dishes, very good quality of ingredients. The place is quite small therefore not crowded. the service was close to be perfect and the host was helpful and welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Really nice restaurant, Nice food, Nice staff, If you are in Rome you must go to "Lo Scopettaro" to taste the real quality of Italian and obviously of Roman food. Nice!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This restaurant was chosen due to one other being fully booked on a Sunday by local italians. It was my birthday and although I have a wonderful lunch, I wanted something lighter. I chose the chicken and peppers with a mixed salad. It was awful - the chicken was dry and overcooked added to which I got one small leg... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We found it using the TA!The staff was very friendly and the meal was the best we had in Rome!The prices were ok for rome (25 eur per person), we ordered three appetizers, two main dishes and a bottle of red wine!The place was almost empty, three more tables all locals!The amaretto they offered us for free was yummy!Grazie mille!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We went to Lo Scopettaro on Feb 25 with a group of nine. The owner offered a selection of starters for the group to share ... This led to him offering pasta selections and then finally a selection of meats. All served to share. It was all outstanding. The pasta carbonara and rigatoni were delicious. The veal and meatballs also... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We took a day and a half to recover from the meal - far, far too salty (the pasta) and when I asked for a mixed salad I was given a bowl of chopped lettuce and a sliced tomato - no dressing. Very unimaginative and bland. Will not return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

While the food was very good, I couldn't judge the authenticity as it was my first time trying Roman cuisine. The interiors are cute, but the service isn't as great as the rest. Maybe it was a busy night, which is understandable. The staff wasn't rude or anything, they just weren't as warm as the people I had encountered on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We went there twice in a week because I loved the cacio e pepe so much. The meatballs were terrific too. Ate at outside tables, which was nice ... Except when people were smoking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

They worked us in though we had no reservation. Staff was courteous. Rigatoni amatriciana was very good! Gnocchi fungi was a little bland. The star was the eggplant appetizer. You could get 3 of those and end it. Will definitely go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Decided to go here for dinner on our final night in Rome and it didn't disappoint. The staff were friendly and helpful. We were seated downstairs in the vault which truth be told did get quite hot and stuffy with the amount of people dining at the same time. The food however was delicious! Possibly not the cheapest restaurant to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lungotevere Testaccio, 7, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Testaccio
  • Neighborhood: Testaccio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 574 2408

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Testaccio
Put the house music on replay and you have Testaccio, an ancient Roman port and former working class neighborhood where the bass is set to high almost every night of the week. Its collection of discoteche (nightclubs), street parties, and crowded restaurants give it its well-deserved party reputation. During the daytime, Testaccio is more easy listening than club hit, the area is full of locally owned small businesses and has one of the city's larger produce markets.
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