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“Fantastic meal and service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Da Bucatino

Da Bucatino
Via Luca della Robbia 84, 00153 Rome, Italy (Testaccio)
+39065746886
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Ranked #2,180 of 8,711 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $1 - $37
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Testaccio
Saskatoon, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I stopped in here with my folks on Friday evening, on the advice of their hotel concierge. What a recommendation! The place was packed with locals - a good sign. We were placed right away at a tucked away table and waited on by a very personable nonna. She was wonderful. The house wine was reasonable and very good. We each had pasta, including one bucatini, the signature dish, and all of them were fantastic. Our bill came to just less than 50 euro for three people. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best meal in Rome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

After the disappointment of the Pyramid being covered in scaffolding and the Protestant cemetery closing early on Sunday (who knew cemeteries had operating hours?), stumbling by chance on this restaurant salvaged the afternoon. We had a late lunch on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it: wonderful vegetable soup, an arugula salad with parmigiano, spaghetti al pomodoro and a roasted rabbit dish, plus wine and cappuccinos. We found this restaurant on day 6 of our trip to Rome and it is definitely the best meal we've had so far: high-quality, very tasty, friendly service and reasonably priced. It's a neighbourhood hot spot - very busy and full of action, and we were the only tourists in the place.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colorado
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Awesome authentic Italian!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Was recommended to us by a resident of Rome and was one of the best meals we while in Italy. The atmosphere was perfect and everything we ordered was delicious. The signature bucatino pasta was soooooo good! Don't forget to top off with dessert...tiramisu was yummy! A definite MUST on the next trip to Rome.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“True Roman Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

We visited this charming trattoria on the advice of a cab driver and were pleasantly surprised by the excellent service, tasty cuisine and excellent value offered in this neighborhood restaurant off the beaten path. Our host, Paolo, whose family owns and operates the restaurant was welcoming and informative and even took the time to sit and visit for a while. The food was well prepared and delicious and the wine cheap and very palatable.
Romans will tell you that the residents of Testaccio consider themselves the only true Romans and we were delighted to be welcomed as old friends even though it was our first visit. It will certainly not be our last.

Visited October 2013
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“What a delicious rustic restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stumbled upon the place by accident. Our hotel was close to and just after we arrived we had to find a place for lunch. It was late, so almost everything was closed. As we walked past Trattoria de Bucatino they appearede closed. But when we looked within, the waiter almost pulled into Trattoria de Bucatino. The waiter did not speak much English, but he was polite and quick. The food was really delicious. Very tasteful and good size portions. We were there 2 more times over the next 4 days and finally the waiter had come to know us, then he started telling jokes. The last night we let him determine our main course. He served chest from a baby pig. The main course was simply sublime

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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