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Nonna Betta

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Via del Portico d'Ottavia 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 6263
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11:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 23:00
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Colleyville, Texas
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This neighborhood is so old with a lot of history. Read up on it before you attend. There is an old porch on one end of the neighborhood, also worth checking out. This little restaurant had great, really great food. I had their signature artichoke appetizer and their signature artichoke dish prepared a special way. Well worth the opinions. The... More 

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Thank Leisinsmom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very nice restaurant which cooks kosher style. The food was very good and the service very friendly and attentive. Prices are reasonable. The restaurant is often fully booked, prebooking pays off... Don´t miss the deep fried artichoke when it is season. Thank you for the nice evening!

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Thank Benedikt H
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the friendliest service and attitude, not to mention that while their traditional fried artichokes are very good, the rest of the menu is lacking in creativity and flavour.

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Thank Asad A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to try carciofi alla giudia and mozzarella stuffed zucchini flowers, two must try dishes in Rome. We also tried pasta with smoked fish roe and the grilled lamb. Really interesting and tasty!

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Albury, Australia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I wanted to find a good restaurant in the Jewish ghetto and we found it in this one. Very friendly and fast service. Try the marinated zucchini it is awesome and very flavoursome as a starter. Jewish carbonara was filling and tasty as were the focaccia falafel with humous. Lovely atmosphere and very busy- a good sign.

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California
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mixed review for Nonna Betta. They were nice enough to find us a table without a reservation in about 10 minutes, so that is a check in the right column. The service, however, was not so good. The Carciofi alla Giudia (fried artichokes) were amazing!!!! The best in Rome and the eggplant parmigiano was to die for, but the rest... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had made a reservation via the fork through trip advisor, unfortunately the restaurant didn't have any record of this but were still able to find us a table, we waited a while then had to ask if we could see menus, we then asked twice whether we could order, the staff were clearly very busy. The food was reasonable... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok, not more not less. The service was bad, very bad. But probably because of stress related to many guests, not lack of competence or good will.

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Arlington, Virginia
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217 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nonna Berra in the old Jewish quarter is worth the trip to Rome for their Fried Artichoke alone! Beautiful restaurant with friendly staff and great food.

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Monroe, New Jersey
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food . Recommend any artichoke dishes . Simply delicious. Make a reservation though. In the Jewish ghetto a must see also. Very friendly service. Food was overall very goid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Israeli, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Portico d'Ottavia 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighbourhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6880 6263
Description
Nonna Betta - kosher style cuisine is an authentic Roman Jewish restaurant. Traditional dishes handed down by grandmother Betta are prepared express, using only seasonal ingredients. Among these, our famous fried platters, well loved for their feather-light texture. Aside from the variety with which they rotate, the oil employed for frying is used exclusively for cooking fresh vegetables and cod fillets only, that is never crustaceans or mollusks (that are prohibited) nor frozen products, which are totally missing from our pantry. The restaurant is cozy and pleasant. On the walls are large reproductions of art depicting vignettes of daily life in the Rome Jewish Ghetto before the late 1800s demolitions. In this place, immersed in a relaxed and welcoming setting, you can relive the stories of the Ghetto, and perhaps find answers to questions you "never dared to ask" regarding the Jewish culture, religion or the 2000 year-old presence of Jews in Rome.

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Ghetto
The mini-neigbourhood Ghetto holds tight to its reputation as a stand-alone area thanks to its nearly 300-year history as the home to Rome’s Jewish community. Times changed in the 20th century, but the tiny area still retains its mix of tradition, community, and history. Ancient and medieval architectural design frames apartments, bakeries, shops, and restaurants. Friends and families are the pulse of the neighbourhood, keeping company on the Via del Portico d’Ottavia. The Ghetto observes the traditional Jewish Shabbat: businesses close from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.
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