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Lo Scopettaro

#303 of 9,832 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Testaccio
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Lungotevere Testaccio, 7, Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 2408
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Today
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really tasty and was good value for a small amount of money. But the place itself was not very cozy.

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Thank Johan E
Binghamton, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is excellent for traditional Roman classics--heart, lung, trippa, etc. It's also a wonderful place to get Cacio e Pepe and other fresh, Roman pasta dishes. Authentic Roman cuisine only here. We were the only non-Italians in the place each time we were there. Highly recommended.

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Thank Christie Z
Athens, Greece
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Very tasty food, well prepared. The menu was a lot of pages full of choices, making the decision rather difficult... The place was full of Italians which is definitely a sign of good quality.

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Thank npapanik
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Small and cosy trattoria only seating about 25 people. Well worth the trip to Testaccio. Best parmigiana in a long time, cacio e pepe and then veal and sausage. Good food and good value to.

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Thank alessio d
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had dinner at Lo Scopettaro on a saturday night. We were lucky enough to find an empty table as it was fully booked! We ordered one Rigatoni alla carbonara and one Tonnarelli cacio e pepe and the food was unreal! We had still water and a bottle of red wine to drink. It all came for... More 

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Thank Diego D
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143 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I always have a problem when reviewing the restaurant that is so highly evaluated and I did not like. I always ask a question that maybe I do not know what the real local food should taste like. This time, we were tempted by good reviews on tripadvisor, and all 6 of us did not like the food. It was... More 

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Thank Monika J
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went here for our last dinner in Rome. What a way to end on a high note! The homemade fettuccine with porcini was perfectly cooked and marvelous. Also, it was a very generous portion. We followed with roasted veal in wine which was also terrific. The house wine is quite good as we're the contorni and the dolci. The cuisine... More 

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Thank italiano17
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Ate to bursting, delicious from appetizer to dessert CARBONARA THE TRUE ONE, AND THE TRUE GRICIAF tripe, coda alla vaccinara, ( vaccinara tail ), artichokes, and a carbonara for celiac !!! Thank you a Must for any gourmet!

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Thank Simona N
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Picked this restaurant off Trip Advisor, turned up w no booking and was delighted with choice. Roman specialties such as tripe, ox tail etc may not be to everyone's tastes, but when in Rome do as a Roman, eh? At night the area is relatively unpromising arriving on foot, but by taxi would be fine. in day light I'd say... More 

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Thank JHourihane
Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This restaurant is typically roman in its menu and that is great. When we were there, we saw no tourists, just local people coming for dinner. Of course great pasta are available, gnocchis, but also some more specific and typical dishes if you want to give it a try. ( tripes, veal tongue, etc..) Be sure to book in advance.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lungotevere Testaccio, 7, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Testaccio
  • Neighbourhood: Testaccio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 574 2408

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Testaccio

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Testaccio
Put the house music on replay and you have Testaccio, an ancient Roman port and former working class neighbourhood where the bass is set to high almost every night of the week. Its collection of discoteche (nightclubs), street parties, and crowded restaurants give it its well-deserved party reputation. During the daytime, Testaccio is more easy listening than club hit, the area is full of locally owned small businesses and has one of the city's larger produce markets.
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