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Italian, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
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Reviewed September 19, 2021 via mobile

It does not get more traditional than this. Borderline rude service but very funny and attentive at the same time. Tried the classic, bucatini all’amatriciana, loved them. Great large portion. No wonder it is loved by the local people!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 5, 2021

We were a party of 8 and each of us ordered something different and the dishes were all really well cooked and tasty. As you would suspect the signature dish is bucatini all'amatriciana which I had and was delicious. The veal dish I had was...the least exciting. The lemon sorbet was also very tasty and given the heat of Rome that day 35C, was a nice way to round off a lively meal with family.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

My fish was nothing special and two pieces were raw (had ordered roasted shrimps and calamari). They charged us for tap water(“ionizzata”), which I find unacceptable. I do not have a provlem paying for bottled water but regular tap water to cost 2 euros...The tiramisu...came in a plastic box which also sucks since i did not order take-away but sat at a restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020

Fantastic amatriciana! Bring your appetite...it's a generous portion, but you won't find better anywhere. (And, yes, you DO need the bib!) The grilled baccalà is also excellent as is the grilled salsicce. Family-style atmosphere with a noticeable touch of disdain for Americans (some of our...waitstaff didn't realize there were Italian speakers at the table who overheard some of their comments) Even so, the amatriciana alone is worth putting up with a little attitude. We'll be back someday!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020 via mobile

We wanted some pasta for lunch. After ordering a Bucatini Amatriciana, a waiter comes and puts a bib on grown men. It was hilarious and made the lunch entertaining.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

The best trattoria in Rome. Friendly staff, great atmosphere and excellent food. The fettuccine with mushroom and truffle is a highlight. Best antipasti bar we have seen (and we have been in Rome twice a year for more than 12 years). Ask to sit with...Paolo and Mounir - a great team who really look after you. This is the definition of a family restaurant. Don’t miss the Millefollie dessert! Heaven on a plate. My daughter and I look forward to it every trip this is not a tourist restaurant. It’s authentic, local and now part of a family tradition for us. No it won’t win a Michelin star but you won’t regret a meal at Da Bucatino if you love real food with ambience and friendly service.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 11, 2019

Four of us, all adults, ate at Da Bucatino 7ish and found the food excellent, the service good, amiable and helpful in pleasant old-style surroundings. Prices are moderate. We all had pasta dishes. I had Tonarelli Cacio e Pepe - a simple but difficult pasta...dish tossed with Cheese and pepper - the trick is to get the pasta perfectly al dente after it is mixed with the cheese and pepper. Bucatino was very good, 90 of 100. Perfectly al dente A touch more olive oil, not fatal. My wife pasta carbonara was also cooked perfectly. Our other two eaters had the same reaction to their pasta, Only one of us had a *secondi course, that veal that she said was excellent. Deserts were simple e.g. tiramisu, but excellent. We plan to go back, perhaps for lunch. Bucatino has lunch, noon to 3: and dinner 7 p,m, to 11. Check the hours. Bucatino is located in Testaccio, convenient to where we usually stay on Aventino Hill. The decor is relatively spartan - old photographs from an earlier era, plain tables and chairs. Not particularly plush or elegant, but more than okay. The staff get the job done and are helpful. The owner helped a customer get on line, then us later. It’s not an Internet cafe, but many of us have a need. A final note. The neighboring area has academic groups gathering. A group of about 16, I assume with academic ties, occupied a slice of tables and chairs in the center of the room without overloading the room at all. The prices are very moderate.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 11, 2019

We visit it quite frequently, just for the simplest Roman pasta. Carbonara, Buccatino all’Amatriciano, Cacio e Pepe, sometimes, we also order Coda and other meat courses.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 22, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful family place. Recommend by the AirBB. Great antipasto salad bar for 6 euros . Food was fabulous as well as the service! Ignore negative comments about tourists- our server could not have been nicer. I’ve been in Italy for 6 weeks and I truly...enjoyed this place ! Make a reservation or come really early when it opens . Also try the wine bar down the street on piazza Testaccio . Outside and indoor seating .More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 2, 2019

We ate here 3 nights in a row and it didn't disappoint. The gnocchi were excellent and so was the truffle pasta. I also had the lasagna and the veal. The side salad for 4 euros was HUGE and sharable with 3 people. All in...all the food was excellent and the staff welcoming. Mario was charming and was able to find us a seat since two of the nights we didn't have a reservation. Definitely get the house 1/3 wine for 3 euros - so worth it. We didn't do dessert but, there is a nice gelato place around the corner which was very good too. This is a must do in Rome.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5