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Lo Scopettaro

#290 of 9,739 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Lungotevere Testaccio, 7, Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 2408
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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

Thank alessio d
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Diego D
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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Monika J
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank italiano17
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Simona N
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank JHourihane
Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank abcdef533
Hove, UK
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283 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A work colleague brought me here on a day bumbling around the city. There are a few outside and covered tables nestled on the aside of the road; we soon forgot about any traffic passing by. We were there for lunch; most people seemed to be locals. The food is delicious. I had the melanzane parmigiana (aubergine), which was very... More 

Thank doctorj42
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Fantastic, inexpensive, delicious flavourful traditional Roman cuisine by the side of the Tiber River. Caprese salad and their rigatoni and meatballs were standouts.

Thank Shannon43omg
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Our group of 4 had 3 English and 1 Italian member, who recommended this restaurant having eaten there previously. We ate outside at this restaurant, and, despite it raining, there was a canvas that decently protected us from the elements. For drinks we shared a reasonably priced bottle of house wine and the waiter was very accommodating to our lack... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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

Neighbourhood Profile
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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