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Bar Frattina

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Colonna
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Via Frattina 142, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 679 2693
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Tralee, Ireland
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Near Spanish steps, therefore touristy and expensive. Service quick and efficient. Good for people watching and relax after/ between sightseeing for a quick coffee and bite. Nothing special.

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146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

After visiting the Spanish Step & a bit of window shopping we settled for a beer (or 2), made more comfortable by heaters and our waiter bringing us some free nibbles. How nice to relax and watch the world go by.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were hungry, after shopping in the area, and stumbled upon this great spot. The seating outside was completely full so we figured it must be good. The pizza we noticed after were frozen(indicated on menu, so did not take star off for that), as it was nothing special, and not great at all. However my wife had the pomodoro... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We loved this place! With the drinks we ordered we got some snacks with them (for free) which was a nice touch! Very reasonable prices!

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Thank Stephanie A
Sydney, Australia
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642 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Bar Frattina in Via Frattina is a great place to stop for a 10am or 3pm espresso hit. I've lived in Rome long enough to know that I do what the Romans do and that is to have un caffe at least 3 times a day. That short changes the locals, but after the age of 45, that's it for... More 

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Glasgow
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182 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Went here on our first day, great situation just round from the spanish steps and sandwiches and beers great value. Staff attentive and helpful, ordered 2 beers and received a complimentary mix of small sandwiches, olives, and crisps! Ordered 2 different sandwiches, which we shared one each was very good. Worth a look!

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Thank Carinna M
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Had a few drinks here, good value as your near the Spanish steps and can just chill and people watch. Waiters attentive and club sandwich delicious. Drinks and food good value...

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Thank Stu0310
Rome, Italy
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for some gelato so we can sit. Great location just a few blocks from the spanish steps and near some great shopping. Gelato was good as most places are but didn't blow me away. My 4 year old daughter didn't like their stracciatella as much as some others she has had in and around Rome. Pistachio and... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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844 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Bar Frattina is a nice place to take a break from walking and enjoy a drink, beer or a coffee. It is a great place to sit and watch people walking by. Loads a fun to sit and enjoy the world walk by. The food is quite nice too.

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Traveller369333
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here to quench our thirst! We enjoyed a couple of Aperol Spritz! Nicely mixed spritz they were too! They were very refreshing. Their bar snacks were very generous... The usual potato chips with olives and a couple of tasty sandwiches were much appreciated. We were envious of the gelato that was being enjoyed by several other visitors, so thought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Cafe, International, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
Description
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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Colonna
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 storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
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