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 natural 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.

The restaurant welcome you 7 days a week to our double sized counter which in direct contact to the main kitchen and its staff, offering a unique cooking experience.

A kitchen always open, from midday to midnight, it is thus ready to propose 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 foragers. Confronting ourselves with artisans such as carpenters and blacksmiths, jewelers, designers, fashion designers, artists and creative people makes us grow.


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.


A new pasta lab is opening a few meters away from the restaurant. It’s a contemporary version of handmade pasta all prepared with organic flour and eggs. All handcrafted with unique fillings.

A pasta shop which is a natural continuum to the restaurant, an open lab which offers fresh pasta to takeaway all with oils, sauces, preserves, capers, truffles all with traditionally drawn bronze pasta.

We are open every day (even on Sundays!) from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm


What was once our kitchen lab at the restaurant is to become our wine cellar, a wine shop and bar. a wide choice of clever wines all from small wine producers added to all of those things that we love about the drinking world.

A place where share a drink, taste new wines, buy a bottle take away. where try our selection of cheeses and cured meat, taste our ‘misticanze’ our wild foraged salads and explore our pikled and preserved foraging. Entrance is from via d’Ascanio. Opening spring 2019


Every week (on Monday) the whole team collects wild herbs, wild fruits, tubers, lichens and roots in several pristine areas of Abruzzo.

Wild vegetable is an integral part of our journey and our culinary identity.

We collect wild herbs together with an ethnobotanist who is part of our team, learning a lot and discovering new flavors. it is our way of thinking about the ethics of cooking.


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

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 parties of 6 or more guests a tasting menu is mandatory. You will be able to compose your own menu, by choosing 5 or more courses the day of the reservation.


Opening hours
Monday 18:00 \ 23:30
Tuesday \ Sunday 12:00 \ 23:30
Via della Stelletta, 4
00186 Rome
06 68136310
#retrobottega / #retropasta / #retrovino


If requested Retrobottega can be transformed into your private location for your event. For an estimate write to:


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 15 euro.


We are (nearly) always open. 24th and 25th December 2019 we are closed. 31st December 2019 only open for dinner. 29th July to 2nd September 2019 only open for dinner. 12th August to 18th August 2019 we are closed. January 1st 2020 only open for lunch.


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.
Design & photo Elisia Menduni
Web Jacopo Algozzino