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La Buca di Ripetta

#316 of 9,557 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Campo Marzio
As featured in Best week of my life
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Via Ripetta 36, 00139 Rome, Italy
+39 06 321 9391
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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681 reviews
544 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant small family restaurant five minutes walk from Piazza Popolo. Rustic charm. Risotto con zucca with gorgonzola was very good (Pumpkin risotto). Better food than many small places. The eggplant parmigiana was delicious although a small portion EUR 10

Thank JNWSuisse
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place as.we.walked in the.area and what a nice surprise it was.Food and service were very good indeed and we have no words to describe the desserts.We highly recommend this.place !

Thank Fil S
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Rome for 2 or 3 days in April and happened to go into this restaurant one evening. We enjoyed the food so much that we went back a day after. Then when we went back to Rome in November for just 1 day, we could only have lunch that day and were hoping this place was open... More 

Thank Rulian F
Venice, Italy
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a nice dinner in the cellar because in the main room all places were reserved. I tasted typical country dishes: "spaghetti all'amatriciana" and abbacchio scottadito". Absolutely to go.

Thank Roberto F
Rome, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect Roman experience, professional staff, food creative and special. Octopus main excellent choice also roast lamb.

Thank gregson153
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From outside it looks pretty regular. Nothing to distinguish it from hundreds of other similar places in Rome . . . . but this place is a SERIOUSLY good restaurant !!! The service is courteous and efficient but without any of the "false" drooling over customers (that I hate). Efficient and business-like but with full of helpful tips and suggestions.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

If you want to change from the usual but good roman menus (pasta and pizza), you should definitely try this place. The food is excellent and different, the service is kind of slow but who cares when it's so good. For starters I recommend the Terra sampler. They also have a great selection of wine. The only negative point is... More 

Thank Christian K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We had the melanzana parmigiana, pork ribs in tomato sauce, bucatini amatriciana, spaghetti carbonara, pasta special and veal saltimbocca. All excellent. Friendly service. Tables v close & cosy. Great choice of wine too!

Thank CVandFamily
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I loved this place but we prefer the Trattoria style restaurants anyways so that makes sense. Seemed like a lot of locals or at least traveling Italians. Not just an American or tourist place. Food and service were very good. Just what we wanted after a long day of site seeing. We always ask for the House red and it... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

If you are in the area of the Piazza Poppolo and would like to have an Italian meal like grandma prepared this is the place for you. The food is prepared in typical Italian fashion, without any pretense. It is served well by friendly wait staff and the prices are more than reasonable. It is also very family friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ripetta 36, 00139 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Campo Marzio
  • Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 321 9391

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Campo Marzio
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