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Bar Frattina

#56 of 162 Coffee & Tea in Rome#3,772 of 10,973 Places to Eat in Rome}
$$ - $$$Italian, , Cafe
Via Frattina 142, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 679 2693
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
“ice cream” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Bar, Cafe, International, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
Via Frattina 142, 00187 Rome, Italy
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Between Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain (first right after the Spanish Embassy) is this lovely bar. Enjoyed a chilled Prosecco with tasty nibbles whilst listening to buskers playing classic arias. They also has fab ice creams (gelato)!.

Thank sarahjW9570ZB
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Amazing service. Lovely staff. Kid friendly - very close to our accommodation. Lively in the afternoons - very peaceful early morning. Great coffee and food.

Thank emmac00
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We've visited several times in the last 3 days. When we sat outside we found (apart from being 4 time more expensive) the espressowas cold and had lost it's crema. Stand at the bar...straight from the barista....excellent. Nice fresh cornetti.

Thank luluPerth_Australia
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Great place to have a drink before diner and you a get a lot of free snacks with your drink. It's a nice location and the waiters are friendly.

Thank Sarah V
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a quick beer but we received really bad services. Also the place is quite pricey - not a nice experience

Thank Bogdan A
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Well situated before the very touristy area of the Spanish steps. Slightly expensive for a couple of drinks and cake but worth it for the people watching as this street has a couple of high end shops (not as many as the next street over).

Thank msgtp
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We went there fo a quick breakfast and enjoyed a croissant and latte at the very heart of Rome! Excellent location!

Thank Nadine F
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Floors were dirty with discarded napkins, crumbs and cigarettes. I know it's outside but they could have run a brush around! Drinks expensive. Nibbles looked ok but weren't. Olives didn't try, crisps fine, little meat sandwiches were as dry as the desert! Service wasn't good....More

Thank hawkyh73
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I love this cafe. Every time when go to Rome go there to drink cafe or aperitif. The via Frattina is a nice road and the people walking and shopping. I love it.

Thank achille000
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We ate lunch and had drinks here on two days of our trip - lovely Tiramisu and paninis , staff a little brusque

Thank spadge
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos,
goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross
paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the
very centre of the city. Even though it has some of
the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle
Epoque shopping centre, and a magnificent Baroque
parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty
face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Frattina 142, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Colonna
  • Neighbourhood: Colonna
  • Phone Number: +39 06 679 2693
  • E-mail
In 1956 , the return of the old shopkeepers after the war , he opened the " Bar Frattina ." In those years the road was frequented by neo-realist painters and filmmakers . Constant was the presence of Guttuso and Rossellini. Associations and cultural halls give way to place atelier and exhibition of high fashion, among the most popular in the world. Today, as then, you can easily meet writers and celebrities . The Way of the Bar and become the meeting point as well as a necessary step . Antonello Venditti has imagined the meeting of the leaders of his own song at a table in the bar between the passage of people.
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