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Retro 02

#342 of 9,221 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Viale dei Colli Portuensi, 172, 00151 Rome, Italy
06 5327 3530
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

It was the last night of our 4 night stay in Rome, and we wanted something nice, easy, and nearby to our stay. We were very happy to find this gem of a restaurant. They really go to the top in regards to service as our waiter helped us with a translation of the menu, was patient with our questions,... More 

Thank Ron S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We were really impressed with this restaurant that sits in a small shopping center on a busy road. Our server, Fabio, was extremely patient with our poor Italian and described the menu in great detail needing to repeat several items. However, it was all about the FOOD that makes this place so special. We found the various plates had the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We had the best meal of our time in Italy here. Our Italian is not as good as it should be and the servers were patient and helpful with the menu. They treated us with wonderful homemade Limoncello at the end of the meal. Tutto Buono!!

Thank Katie P
Montgomery, Alabama
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Our B&B host suggested this restaurant to us and made the reservation for 8 p.m. Although the menu was entirely in Italian, one of the waiters who spoke extraordinary English asked what we liked and explained the various dishes in great detail. We ate off the express menu (written on the chalkboard) and were not disappointed. Our B&B host said... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

I saw this restaurant for years but i never went there. Today I tried and it was simply wonderful. Great design of interior, really fast service and gentle waiters. Food was delicious also if quite expensive. I will be back for sure soon.

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Thank Luca P
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Four of us had dinner here on the recommendation of the owner of our B&B who made the reservation for us. This was an interesting local restaurant in Monteverde Nuovo district of Rome. There was a full menu but the interesting thing was the large selection of daily specials. Although the menus were entirely in Italian and the restaurant staff... More 

Thank Pete69n
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

...and in my opinion that is a very good thing. We were staying in a b&b within walking distance and visited on a Thursday night after a flight in from London so by the time we arrived it was 10pm ... not late in Italian terms but I was still a little surprised that it was packed. And best of... More 

Thank lled0
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our landlady eats here and recommended it highly. Waiters were excellent, explaining the Italian written menu board to us in English, very friendly,helpful and enthusiastic. The food is very imaginative, delicious and fresh. Loved it. We ate outside 3 times, only downside is if seated near smokers.

Thank Clairechicago1
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A perfect evening - dining al fresco with friends, good food, wine and superb wait staff. As mentioned the menu is in Italian however our waiter, Valerio, was excellent at explaining all the dishes and then helping to choose a dish fitting to your taste. A relaxed and fun atmosphere with perfect weather to boot. One of the most memorable... More 

Thank Deejala
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Friendly waiters, the menu changes very frequently based on local supplies. We were helped by the waiters with food and wine recommendations which were all excellent. We ate there 3 times on our short trip for dinner and every time it was fantastic quality and value. Very imaginative menu for both meat, fish and vegetarian options.

Thank Jonathan N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale dei Colli Portuensi, 172, 00151 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: 06 5327 3530

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?