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“This place is a must for wine lovers. Classic Rome…”
Review of Enoteca Buccone

Enoteca Buccone
Ranked #77 of 466 Shopping in Rome
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Owner description: Combine a historical visit and pick up a fine bottle of wine at this combined historical attraction and retail store.
Reviewed 2 December 2012

We stumbled across this place on a Saturday night as we were waiting for another restaurant to open; all it took was just one peek inside the store. As we entered we were engulfed by floor to ceiling wine displays from every region in Italy and from around the Globe. We were lucky as it appears that the place only offers dinners on Friday and Saturday. We just gestured to the gentleman behind the counter that we want to have a meal, and an amazing Italian experience unravelled.

The place is buzzing like a beehive at times with locals coming in for a glass of wine or antipasti before they go out on the town, while others come in for a meal and many more to buy a speciality item or a bottle of wine/liquor.

The menu is simple but varied, and a great match to the house wines on offer.

The owners run the place and are very pleasant and friendly.

The tables are nestled in between the incredible wine display, as if the intention is take the diner on a trip to every region of Italy, because you cannot help yourself but start examining the bottles and curiously trying to decipher their stories and histories.

It would be great to sample all of the wines they have, but then you need a year at least of daily visits.
Great Value for money...

This place is a must for wine lovers. Classic Rome…

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Reviewed 23 November 2012

We stumbled on this amazing enoteca a whilst in Rome over the weekend - what a find!! Great service, delicious food and exceptional regional wines. The atmosphere is not matched anywhere else - hardly any tourists, but full of Italian business people sharing lunch. It was not expensive, especially when you consider the quality. A wonderful memory that will stay with us always - grazie enoteca buccone!!

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Reviewed 12 November 2012

We had long weekend in Rome and used the Herb Lester (www.herblester.com) map as a guide - would really recommend it. Visited the Buccone on a Sunday after a trip to Spanish Steps. Sunday is great in Rome as the traffic is kept away from much of the old centre. We managed to secure a table for 4 in the middle of the shop - the food is just delicious and the wine list goes on forever (I just asked the owner to recommend a glass which was just fantastic). Very atmospheric and the staff are very attentive. I would recommend booking ahead (if you can) if you want to eat lunch as it was full after 1pm and a number of people were turned away.

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Reviewed 28 September 2012

We spent 4 nights in Rome and visited the Enoteca Buccone for lunch on our last day, by chance, saving the best to last.
It is a wonderfully interesting and atmospheric wine shop and restaurant that just oozes history and tradition - but also a charming and relaxed place to eat. Despite its location, on our visit, there were very few tourists in evidence.
The menu is short, the food is simple but the cooking superb - a few antipasti to start with followed by a choice of the days specials. For the wine lover, you will be spoilt for choice!
After a few days in the manic throng of Rome's tourist hordes, this was a blissful respite! The cherry on the top was that it was also unbelievable value. When our bill was presented, I had to point out that two glasses of wine had erroneously been omitted - our waiter smiled and said said "next time". Need I say more .....

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Reviewed 8 April 2010

Enoteca Buccone is located just a stone’s throw from bustling Piazza del Popolo, at Via di Ripetta 19-20. Not only a wonderful place to taste and buy wines, or enjoy a light, Roman-style meal (lunch, Mon-Sat, or dinner, Fri & Sat) prepared on the premises.this negozio storico (a shop or location with a bit of history, basically) has inhabited its premises for over a century. In the 1700’s the location housed carriages, but at some point in the 1800’s it became a thriving enoteca (wine shop), supplying wines, liqueurs, and champagne to the local citizens.
As you browse the towering, wooden shelves, laden with wines from all over Italy and the globe (even the Lebanon is represented), as well as foodie gifts and treats, you can almost picture a Victorian-era gentleman selecting a fine Barolo to accompany his evening meal, the atmosphere is so rich.
The shop is filled with original paraphernalia from the shops history, including an original art-deco era mirrored advertisement, and an enormous terracotta urn from which olive oil would have been dispensed.
If you get chatting to any of the staff they will fill you in on the fascinating back-story of the plae, or you can read my "note" in www.ItalianNotebook.com - search for Enoteca Buccone.

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