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“Good, authentic, family run Roman restaurant”

Dar Buttero Hostaria
Ranked #3,592 of 12,585 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Trastevere
Reviewed May 24, 2013

This old school authentic Roman restaurant in my neighborhood has friendly, attentive service, very good food and great prices. The mother prepares everything fresh daily and the father and two sons take care of their guests in the dining rooms. I have eaten there numerous times, including for my birthday and they treat me and my guests like royalty, giving us limoncello or other after dinner drinks and biscuits on most occasions. The pizza is good as are the steaks, vegetables and octopus/potato salad. The gnocchi alla gorganzola is to die for. Everything is high quality and prepared with care.

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

It must be said from the outset that this little restaurant is not particularly prepossessing from the outside. No outdoor tables, a menu that reads almost identically to many others, very simple decor. However it smelled delicious as we walked past and on investigation we could see large tables of Italians having lunch, so worth a shot. We were greeted warmly by the owner (don't expect gush, he's a restrained kind of guy) and shown to our 'garden' table - a little courtyard out the back with a few paper-covered tables and a plastic corrugated roof.
The menu as mentioned reads like many others - antipasti, pasta, ossobuco, veal, filetto, nothing really to distinguish it. We ordered insalata mista and two pastas, fettuccine ai carciofi and spaghetti alle vongole. Both punched above their weight for a little inexpensive neighbourhood restaurant. The fettuccine was house-made, perhaps a little thick for some tastes but rustic and perfectly cooked, coated in a tomatey braised artichoke sauce. Spaghetti alle vongole is ubiquitous throughout Rome, but these vongole were plump and sweet and spanking fresh, if not too numerous (what do you expect for 10 euro?) Half a litre of wine ( a wopping 4 euro) a couple of espressos and we were back on the street having refused a very kind offer of limoncello - is it only me who thinks that it tastes like undiluted lemon cordial?
This little local restaurant really delivers at the level to which it is pitching - if you like simple, rustic, local and inexpensive you should be pretty happy.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

The best part of the meal was the bread, crusty on the outside, fluffy and light on the inside. Service was okay.
My meal consisted of a salad (your typical mixed greens, nothing special), and a "padoa"? soup. The soup's description sounded good - toasted bread, egg, and cheese in tomato broth. I'd had similar soups before and was very happy with them. Well, this was nothing like these other soups.
The bread, instead of crunchy, was completely soggy. The very weakly tomato flavored 'broth' was cold, and the egg that was broken into was completely raw. Now I am not afraid of raw food, and I happily eat Filet Americain (look it up) regularly now that I am living in Belgium, but when someone says that this egg cooks in the soup, they mean that the soup is actually hot enough to cook the egg to make it kind-of a poached consistency. This wasn't done and I had a bunch of slimy raw eggwhite floating all over my soup, which I didn't finish.
We also had a plate of cured meats - nothing special, way too fatty for what they were supposed to be (e.g., bresaola) and a little sticky, which suggests some lack of freshness.
My husband had pasta that he finished because he was hungry, but it looked nondescript.
Would not recommend, would not return, a terrible waste of time and money in Rome.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We just found this restaurant after a walk on the neighbourhood. The food was excellent, traditional, prepared with care, very good taste, the portions large and the price very reasonable. The decoration was nice but the tables a bit too packed.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Been here a few times, it's funky & they have a few things not easy to find elsewhere (stacciatella, like italian egg-drop soup), A bit dark & dank but fun in the winter if it's raining or something.

Thank 5cense
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