Bartaruga

Bar
Bartaruga Bartaruga – a play on the Italian tartaruga (turtle), which is in turn a nod to the four bronze turtles in the nearby fountain – is an enchanting neighborhood bar located in a peaceful little piazza. Rome Italy 41.893807 12.4779925
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Party Earth Review ***Moved to a new location after this review was written.*** Bartaruga – a play on the Italian tartaruga (turtle), which is in turn a nod to the four bronze turtles in the nearby fountain – is an enchanting... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Tu–Sa 11am–8pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Bartaruga Review

The Scene

Bartaruga – a play on the Italian tartaruga (turtle), which is in turn a nod to the four bronze turtles in the nearby fountain – is an enchanting neighborhood bar located in a peaceful little piazza.

***Moved to a new location after this review was written.***

Bartaruga – a play on the Italian tartaruga (turtle), which is in turn a nod to the four bronze turtles in the nearby fountain – is an enchanting neighborhood bar located in a peaceful little piazza.

Low peach lighting, turquoise walls with gold-leaf moldings, and deep velvet sofas set in cozy nooks create a nostalgic, romantic atmosphere, helped along by the fading photos and dog-eared mementos tucked into frames and cracks.

That refined, sensual feel is set off, however, by the ever jovial regulars who all seem to know each other – and who happily welcome any stranger who wanders in – as well as the sociable waiters who are more than willing to share the tragic legend of star-crossed love told by the square’s 16th-century Fontana delle Tartarughe.

The drinks at Bartaruga may be pricey, but those who get a seat on the square on a night when one of the owner’s friends stops by to play jazz on the grand piano will definitely experience a night to remember.

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Tip from Emma:

The bar’s ceiling is painted to resemble the sky, but looking carefully at the part near the restrooms will reveal Sanskrit words that wish the world happiness.

  • Crowd

    Neighborhood regulars, late 20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Classic and modern jazz and popular ambient music from the likes of Norah Jones and Bebel Gilberto. Occasional live jazz piano.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Beer €6, wine €7–€10/glass or €35–€50/bottle, cocktails €10+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Weekends naturally draw more crowds, especially on rainy nights and winter Sundays.

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