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“Wonderful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Buca di Ripetta

La Buca di Ripetta
Ranked #453 of 12,045 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
SI NY
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

We ate here 2 of the 4 nights we stayed in Roma. The peach ravioli with oranges was the best I have ever had. I can still taste it 2 months later. Had it both nights we were there. My wife also had a beautifully prepared fish dish. Wonderful staff with excellent wine suggestions. Dessert choices were amazing as well.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Pear and ricotta ravioli”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

I made my friends hike here from the Borghese gallery because I just had to taste the pear and ricotta ravioli again, but everyone agreed it was one of the best meals we ate in Italy during our two week stay. The wait staff is attentive without being intrusive, the food is traditional, but done really well, with some flair and individuality. Lots of Italians eating here, too, which I always take as a good recommendation. Good wine, delicious food, great ambiance, just what you are looking for for a special meal out.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New Jersey
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148 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Rome Favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

I have not been to Rome for 7 years - and I couldn't wait to return to La Buca di Rapetta to have the baked suckling pig. And it was just as delicious as I remembered.
Pasta was excellent, as was the lamb.
Moreover, it has such a warm, authentic ambiance. The other patrons were Italians - always a good sign. (We were the only ones speaking English at the 5 or 6 tables near us.)
The only thing that is a bit odd - and this is very minor, is the sound system playing 80s american pop music. Seems a bit incongruous to this otherwise perfect Roman restaurant that is also reasonably priced.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Best tiramisu ever”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Nice little place near to our hotel. Service was very friendly and attentive. Staff recommended the pork which was very well cooked. Tiramisu here is amazing, the best we have had anywhere. We shared the tiramisu but wished we took one each.

Highly recommended

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Fantastic Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

A brilliant restaurant. The food here was wonderful, a true taste of Italy. We went twice and the restaurant was busy both times. A lovely atmosphere. Staff were friendly and attentive and service good. The somalier knew his business and was helpful in recommending wines to go with dishes if asked. He even checked the wine for corkage before offering you the wine to taste. Price for the type and quality of food very reasonable.

Visited September 2013
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