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Bar Frattina

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Via Frattina 142, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 679 2693
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Glasgow
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here on our first day, great situation just round from the spanish steps and sandwiches and beers great value. Staff attentive and helpful, ordered 2 beers and received a complimentary mix of small sandwiches, olives, and crisps! Ordered 2 different sandwiches, which we shared one each was very good. Worth a look!

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Thank Carinna M
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a few drinks here, good value as your near the Spanish steps and can just chill and people watch. Waiters attentive and club sandwich delicious. Drinks and food good value...

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Thank Stu0310
Rome, Italy
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for some gelato so we can sit. Great location just a few blocks from the spanish steps and near some great shopping. Gelato was good as most places are but didn't blow me away. My 4 year old daughter didn't like their stracciatella as much as some others she has had in and around Rome. Pistachio and... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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738 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Bar Frattina is a nice place to take a break from walking and enjoy a drink, beer or a coffee. It is a great place to sit and watch people walking by. Loads a fun to sit and enjoy the world walk by. The food is quite nice too.

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Traveller369333
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here to quench our thirst! We enjoyed a couple of Aperol Spritz! Nicely mixed spritz they were too! They were very refreshing. Their bar snacks were very generous... The usual potato chips with olives and a couple of tasty sandwiches were much appreciated. We were envious of the gelato that was being enjoyed by several other visitors, so thought... More 

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Pompeii, Italy
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Fancy a coffee? That's what I felt like so we ordered a ginger coffee ( espresso € 4) and a cappuccino ( € 3.50) The position is great to observe people passing by, this time we spotted Bruno Vespa ( the famous journalist) and Gigi Marzullo ( famous for his midnight program).

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Warsaw, Poland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We've been to this place two times. They have really tasty coffee and icecream. We've ordered also two glasses of white wine and received a little snack for free with it. Prices are reasonable.

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Came across this little bar after lots of sight-seeing, so was glad of the seat and a cold beer. beer was good and accompanied by the usual crisps and olives, also not as expensive as many other bars near the Spanish Steps. when we ordered a second drink, the waiter also brought us some more olives, crisps and also a... More 

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Swieqi, Malta
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Stopped for a pizza and two Spritzers. Pizza was no better than what you would buy from a supermarket. As for the Spitzer, I had much better. Not a place I would recommend unless you really need to have something and carry on.

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Thank Jean G
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after dinner for an ice cream to share and some beer. Were also given some crisps, bite size sandwiches and olives for no extra cost! Very good presentation, and a nice cobbled street to sit and people watch whilst cooling down and having an enjoyable snack/dessert. This is just our second night out of 5 days so will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $22
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Italian, International, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Frattina 142, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Colonna
  • Neighborhood: Colonna
  • Phone Number: +39 06 679 2693
Description
In 1956 , the return of the old shopkeepers after the war , he opened the " Bar Frattina ." In those years the road was frequented by neo-realist painters and filmmakers . Constant was the presence of Guttuso and Rossellini. Associations and cultural halls give way to place atelier and exhibition of high fashion, among the most popular in the world. Today, as then, you can easily meet writers and celebrities . The Way of the Bar and become the meeting point as well as a necessary step . Antonello Venditti has imagined the meeting of the leaders of his own song at a table in the bar between the passage of people.

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Neighborhood Profile
Colonna
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very center of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping center, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
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