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.


bottega

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.


us

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.


retro

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.


enoteca

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.


reservations

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 only online.

For tables of six or more people we have a fixed menu. It will be possible to choose between two different options, one with five courses and the other with eight, on the same day of the booking.

info

Retrobottega
Opening hours
Monday 18:30 \ 23:30
Tuesday \ Sunday 12:00 \ 23:30
Via della Stelletta, 4
00186 Rome
From 23rd July to 2nd September, retrobottega is open only for dinner

EVENTS

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

DRESS

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

WINE

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.

HOLIDAYS

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.

CHILDREN

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.

VOUCHER

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 65€ 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 187€ and it is for two. It is 5 courses (2 appetizers, 1 first course, 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.
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