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La Gattabuia

Via del Porto 1, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 584813
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (12 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via del Porto 1, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been there three times and it has never disappointed. Nice place and lovely atmosphere. Genuine local cuisine, we good seasonal menu! Love their artichokes “alla giudica” (Jewish style) and ‘fiori di zucca’ (stuffed squash blossoms) Regional local wine selection is a must and...More

Thank michele d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seems from the reviews that this place is hit and miss but we had a fantastic meal. The vegetarian carbonara was perfect, my partner's risotto idem, wine was equisite. Cosy atmosphere, mixed clientele, tourists and locals. I feel a bit mean giving 4 stars but...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

OK, it's Roma so a bit touristy - but we were surrounded by Italian groups. Mixed antipasta was very good and the trippa alla romana something else. Service very good as was the Ceranese wine.

Thank Mikepw
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Went there on a recommendation of a friend from Rome. Greatly disappointed by the level of service. Waiters inattentive and simply ignoring customer requests and replacing with what they want. Food was mediocre. Will not be going back. Management should consider to do a re...More

Thank 13D6
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Booked via The Fork and got 20% discount. Good start! Well met and served, good food. First 2 wines chosen not available but #3 offered was fine and same price. No pressure, well cooked, well served. Interesting decor of artisan tools.

Thank David C
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We were greeted quite coldly, then server sighed when we asked a few questions about the menu and wine. Food was very slaty and with way too much garlic, with pieces of meat that were very hard to eat because they seemed to have been...More

Thank BenoitChartier
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a nice place to eat in Trastevere and thought la gattabuia was a nice place. Good rustic looking restaurant, with friendly staff and a good atmosphere. However, what we had for lunch was very much hit and miss. We had really...More

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Thank tmmsilva
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We had a pleasant meal, not exceptional but good. Service was okay. Wine is only by the bottle, it was nice but far more than we required. We spent more than on other nights when we have had equal if not better meals.

Thank Tasjan
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A typical Italian trattoria with good food at a reasonable price. We were there because the Perillo guided tour we were on chose to eat dinner there. We were served a sampling of their menu as well something we choose.

Thank wrpupkis
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Great food here, with friendly service. We very much enjoyed our meals although the seats were rather uncomfortable!

Thank LouLou74
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streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and
overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible
mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of
entertainment - a rotating set of street performers
entertains almost every night, and unforgettable
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3 December 2016|
Response from Amy L | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's in walking distance. Google map it to be sure. you can sit outside here but unsure if you'll see many fireworks as it's down a mix of lanes and behind / in front of another row of restaurants. it's about 5... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Porto 1, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 584813
  • E-mail
"La Gattabuia" is located in old Trastevere, in a splendid tavern 1400 (o 400?) year old. The three rooms match a fine old-fashioned furnishing with terracotta brick walls, arches and vaults.

Among the typical restaurants of the area, "La Gattabuia" is one of the most famous. It is easy to reach, in between the alleys and piazzas. The restaurant was born from the walls of an ancient prison of the Papalin era.

We are glad to welcome you in a pleasant environment filled with natural pigments. Our service has nothing to envy to luxurious restaurants.

The tables are disposed so to have a certain distance from each other. We have an eterogeneous menu, easy to adapt to everybody. A night at "La Gattabuia" will definitely leave you impressed: you will soon be asking for more!

You will find several different dishes, ranging from tasty appetizers, fried and grilled vegetables, typical roman dishes (Carbonara, Gricia, Amatriciana, Cheese and Pepper) among which you will find our "Chef Offers", like Gnocchi with Colonnata Lard and Courgettes pate, Strozzapreti with Boletus and Truffles or Rigatoni with Tail Tomato Sauce.

Delight yourself with our grilled meat (from Argentina and Denmark), our roasts, fillets and steaks. Try our roman tripe, stewed beef tail, Lamb Offal. Our vast selection of Pizzas, baked in our wood stove, will make your mouth water.

Our cellar is filled with an accurate assortment of red wines ordered by region. We have at our disposal more than 80 different wines from Lazio
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