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La Gattabuia

Via del Porto 1, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 584813
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Via del Porto 1, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Saw this restaurant in trip advisor being close to the hotel and with relatively good rating. I was visiting Rome for my bday and decided to try it....to be completely honest, the ratings saying is a good restaurant were wrong....the restaurant is superb.....best ravioli we...More

1  Thank Gabriel D
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Charming little family-owned restaurant. They had prepared a special meal, with wine, for our group. The food was delicious, and the service made us Americans feel very welcome. Five course meal, and it was all good. Meatballs, fish, pizza, pasta, it was delicious.

Thank Mongo8
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Food is quite good, although no garlic in the bruschetta (bruschetta without garlic is not bruschetta, period) and no garlic in the cicoria (same as before). The place is quite iconic but we experienced a big mess (the personnel kept moving tables around to arrange...More

Thank Luisone_da_Rieti
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Cosy restaurant in one of the most typical Rome's neighborhood. Various traditional dishes of the Rome cuisine, for an Italian person living abroad like me, it is definitely the perfect place where to go to enjoy regional cuisine. Flawless service and also good wine list....More

Thank martina m
Reviewed 23 June 2017

If you want to eat like the Italians do and if you really want to taste genuine Italian plates you must go there. La Gattabuia was one of the best things that we will allways remember from this marvelous city of Rome. The atmosphere is...More

Thank tsoustel
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded
postcard, a little worn around the edges but still
charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering
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$ 24 - US$ 41
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 11:45 PM
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
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"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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