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.

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    Formula Retrobottega

    un percorso composto da
    2 antipasti + 1 primo + 1 secondo + 1 dolce
    scelti liberamente dal menu
    a set menu composed by
    2 appetizers + 1 first course + 1 main course + 1 dessert
    chosen in the menu

    55 euro
    per l'intero tavolo \ gruppo di commensali
    the set menu should be ordered by the entire table \ group
    35 euro
    abbinamento vino
    wine pairing

    un percorso di 8 portate scelto dalla cucina
    a free 8 courses tasting menu
    85 euro
    per l’intero tavolo \ gruppo di commensali
    the tasting menu should be ordered by the entire table \ group
    50 euro
    abbinamento vino
    wine pairing

    1,50 euro
    2 euro


    Trota, indivia e Perilla frutescens
    Trout, endive and Perilla frutescens
    Gallina, mais e paprica
    Hen, coxrn and paprika
    Animelle, fichi e latte di capra
    Sweetbread, figs and goat milk
    Crepinette di foglie, limone e topinambur
    Leafs in crepinette, lemon and jerusalem artichokes
    Cavoli, senape e frutta secca
    Cabbage, mustard and dry fruit


    Fusilli, alici, grano e broccolo cimato
    Fusilli pasta, anchovies, wheat and broccoli leafs
    Cappelletti, carote arrosto ed aringa affumicata
    Cappelletti, roasted carrots and smoked herring
    Tortellini, anatra e rape
    Tortellini, duck and turnips
    Spaghetti, assenzio e pecorino
    Spaghetti, absinthe and pecorino cheese
    Risotto, zucche e macis
    Risotto, pumpkins and mace


    Merluzzo verde, scalogno ed erbe acide
    Cod, shallot and acidic herbs
    Rape alla brace e misticanza tonnata
    Roasted turnips, wild herbs and tuna-mayo
    Piccione laccato al pino, spinaci e santoreggia
    Pigeon, raisin syrup, spinach and savory
    Maiale, prugne e broccoli
    Pork, plums and broccoli
    Cavolo nero, cipolla e miso
    Kale, onion and miso


    Tarte-Tatin di mele selvatiche e cremoso al whisky
    Wild apple tarte-tatin and whisky cream
    Yogurt di capra e liquirizia
    Goat yogurt and liquorice
    Uva fragola e arachidi
    Concord grapes and peanuts
    Ibiscus e cioccolato
    Ibiscus and chocolate
    Panna cotta di pigna e frutti rossi
    Raisin panna cotta and red fruits


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 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.


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


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 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 180€ 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.
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