We’ve opened in the heart of Rome between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, the restaurant we’ve been dreaming of for years with 2 big cooking counters in our main kitchen, 26 seats, our healthy and intense cuisine al in all a blend between land and research.

Taste comes before anything, (stomach first your mind later), there’s special care towards raw materials a tight bond with the earth and the seasons. A blend created as a way to get value for money. This is us.


Retrobottega has decided two years after its opening to expand and diversify.

The bottega: having renovated the place and dressing it up we are now ready to welcome our customers 7 days a week to our double sized counter which allows direct contact to the main kitchen and its staff. The kitchen runs on a 12 - hour day, it is thus ready to offer a new Italian cuisine, created by Giuseppe Lo Iudice and Alessandro Miocchi, owners of Retrobottega.

The reason for us being two is that we are into a less chef oriented type of cuisine. Our goal is to focus more on the act of cooking, the simplicity of the taste and less on the chef.

We enjoy talking to breeders, farmers, fishermen and wild herb pickers. Confronting ourselves with artisans such as carpenters and blacksmiths, jewelers, designers, fashion designers, artists and creative people makes us grow.

  • MENU

    Formula Retrobottega

    un percorso libero di 5 piatti scelti dal menu
    2 antipasti + 1 primo + 1 secondo + 1 dolce
    an open 5 course set menu to be chosen from the menu
    2 appetizers + 1 first course + 1 main course + 1 dessert

    50 euro
    per l'intero tavolo / gruppo di commensali
    to be taken by the entire table / group


    Insalata di cannolicchi
    Razor clams salad
    Sgombro e peperoni
    Mackerel and red peppers
    Galantina di lingua di vitello
    Veal tongue jelly “Galantina”
    Cuore di manzo alla pizzaiola
    Beef heart “pizzaiola”
    Funghi e legumi
    Mushrooms and legumes


    Ravioli, alici e melanzane
    Ravioli, anchovies and eggplants
    Risotto, anguilla e aceto
    Risotto, eel and vinegar
    Agnolotti, coniglio e succo di brace vegetale
    Agnolotti, rabbit and grilled veg jus
    Spaghettini, pancetta e tamarindo
    Spaghettini, pancetta and tamarind
    Gnocchi di manioca, zucchine e ceci secchi
    Manioc gnocchi, zucchini and dried chickpeas


    Orata, taccole e camomilla
    Sea Bream, snow peas and chamomile
    Tonno, patate, olive e salmoriglio
    Tuna, potatoes, olives and salmoriglio
    Piccione, fichi secchi e cavolo estivo
    Pigeon, dried figs and summer kale
    Agnello, bieta, scalogno e ciliegie
    Lamb, swiss chard, shallots and cherries
    Insalata di pomodori
    Tomatoes salad


    Cremino alle nocciole
    Hazelnut “cremino”
    Fragole, yogurt e pinoli
    Strawberry, yogurt and pine nuts
    Mandorle, pesca e vaniglia
    Almonds, peach and vanilla
    Noci e melone bianco
    Walnuts and white melon
    Tartelletta, albicocche e caffè
    Apricot and coffee tart
    Selezione di formaggi
    Cheese Selection


Giuseppe Lo Iudice
Born in Salerno, grew up in kitchens world wide between New York, London and Berlin. I worked at the Bulgari Hotel of Milan and at the “Il Pagliaccio” restaurant in Rome before opening Rettrobottega.

Alessandro Miocchi
I was raised by Enrico Crippa, Antonio Guida and Anthony Genovese, in their kitchens. Being in the kitchen is my way of enjoying and living raw materials, seasons as well as that intrinsic simplicity of food.


Summer 2018, Retrobottega is splitting and will be opening a restaurant inside the restaurant itself though an independent place where we’ll be offering a deep, intimate experience a unique whole personal itinerary.


What was once our kitchen lab at the restaurant is to become our wine cellar. A wide choice of clever wines all from small wine producers added to all of those things that we love about the drinking world. Entrance is from via d’Ascanio.


There are no single tables at retrobottega but only social one. You may book your seat at the social table by choosing the date and time. When your booking has been done you’ll receive a confirmation email.

If the date and time you are booking is not be clickable it means we are fully booked. Should your reservation not be fully completed it means we cannot satisfy request.

For children over the age of 3 you have to foresee a single seat. For babies in a pram or high chair o for special request please write to info@retro-bottega.com

Retrobottega will ask for a credit card when booking only as a guarantee and no sum is to be taken while reserving. Credit card details are to be kept only to confirm reservation.

To cancel your reservation please click on the confirmation email sent to you. Your reservation can be cancelled 60 minutes prior reservation time. Should cancelling not occur you will be charged 10 euro per person.

Retrobottega accepts group reservations online only.

For groups of 6 and 7 people Retrobottega requests the 50 euro formula for the each dining companion. This combo foresees 5 courses no wine pairing included: 2 appetizers + 1st course + 1 main course + 1 dessert. A 120 minute service.

For groups of more than 8 people retrobottega requests a shared menu for the group. This combo foresees 8 courses food wine pairing included: 3 appetizers+ 2 1st courses + 2 main courses + 1 dessert. The price for this is 120 euro per person. This choice has no time limit and guarantees table exclusivity for the group.


Opening hours
Monday 18:30 \ 23:30
Tuesday \ Sunday 12:00 \ 23:30
Via della Stelletta, 4
00186 Rome


If requested Retrobottega can be transformed into your private location for your event. For an estimate write to: eventi@retro-bottega.com


RETROBOTTEGA no dress code. All you need is the will and freedom to share.


Our wine list varies within our wonderful Italian vineyards with a few exceptions beyond our border. If you are willing to organize a wine tasting please ask beforehand for extra wine. Should you feel like bringing your own wine bottle from home you will be charged only 10 euro.


We are (nearly) always open.
24th December we are open for lunch but not for dinner.
25th December we are closed.
31st December 2018 And January 1st 2019 only open for dinner.


Our restaurant has high chairs therefore it is not very suitable for children. Because of limited space could you kindly let us know beforehand if you have a pram so that we can arrange your stay at our restaurant and make it as comfortable and pleasant as possible.


If you are willing to gift the retrobottega experience ask for a voucher by sending an mail to info@retro-bottega.com.
There are two types of Vouchers: a single and a double.

The single voucher is 60 euro and is worth a dinner only (or lunch) it foresees a 5 course menu for one person and a welcome glass of wine.

The double voucher is 150€ and it is for two. It is 5 courses (2 appetizers, 2 first courses, 1 main course, 1 dessert) wine pairing included.

Voucher payment can be paid in cash, credit card at the restaurant or bank transfer. Once payment has been done the personalised voucher will be sent by email.

Voucher, numbered and personalised, has a twelve-month validity as of issued date. The person who receives the voucher will only have to book, voucher in hand and bring it on the day.
Design & photo Elisia Menduni
Web Jacopo Algozzino