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Giggetto al portico d'Ottavia

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Via del Portico d'Ottavia 21/a-22, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 686 1105
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommend this restaurant by hotel. It was a fair walk away so we had high expectations. The food and the staff couldn't be faulted- brilliant. However, the restaurant was lacking in any atmosphere. Bright lights lit the stark white walls making it feel more like a shopping centre than a restaurant. We also found that they really hadn't... More 

Thank tturnham
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While living in Rome for a few months, this restaurant came recommended as the best Artichoke in Italy from a man who has lived in Rome for 60 years. Trusting this wise advice, my boyfriend and I went for dinner. We ordered artichokes for appetizer, then after the main course, we ordered two more artichokes for dessert. That's how good... More 

Thank Michelle J
Rome, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very crowded restaurant near the Portico of Octavia. It is required to reserve. Good Roman specialties such as puntarele with anchovies, fried hake, and especially the artichokes. Special small strawberries of Lake Nemi. Waiters to much busy. Prices a bit high but overall experience to be recommended.

Thank adamlorst
Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A local friend recommended this place. We really enjoyed the amazing fried artichoke appetizer (which they're apparently famous for) and the fresh pastas. We were even treated to a serenade by a guy on a guitar while we dined.

Thank NCGrif
Porto Recanati, Italy
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169 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to eat some food from Roman tradition, so I asked a few Roman friends where I should go. As I use to sleep near Termini they agreed that Giggetto in the roman ghetto was the best option. They were absolutely right, the food was really good and the restaurant was full of locals. It is not cheap, so... More 

Thank xaver72
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant because we wanted to try the carciofi alla giudia and it seemed to have great reviews for this dish and in general, but the experience was the worst we had while in Rome. They got the starter order wrongs and the fried mozzarella and tomato rice balls contained not only meat (we had one vegetarian with... More 

Thank Caroline M
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We want here with our four children and mother-in-law in September of 2013, and the service was excellent. Although it was close to their closing time, they graciously seated our hungry crowd anyway. Being right beside some ancient ruins provided the kids with entertainment while we waited on our food. We got all the iconic Roman Jewish foods and tried... More 

Thank Monica A
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Novotels are usually good in proper times for families. This hotel is in a business area (EUR ) with plenty of good possibilities for moving to any area of Rome by metro. Ideal situation is having a car to move to the parking ( 4 euro for eight hours) closest to metro station. The line is going in less than... More 

1 Thank Cocco D
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We came to this restaurant based on a Roman friend's recommendation for the artichokes. The service was correct but slightly impersonal. The food was tasty as we ordered only the dishes that they are known for.

Thank XSch
Greenwich, Connecticut
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

location was great but food was mediocre. carciofo alla giudea was greasy.mozzarella in carrozza also greasy. saltimbocca alla Romana the meet was tough. service was great but doubt will go back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Portico d'Ottavia 21/a-22, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighbourhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 686 1105

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ghetto

Neighbourhood Profile
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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