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“Yummmmm!”

Giggetto al portico d'Ottavia
Ranked #4,122 of 12,275 Restaurants in Rome
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Ghetto
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Yummmmm!”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

This was probably the best meal we had in Rome. So glad we came here. To start I had the courgette flowers stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies and deep fried. My husband had the deep fried artichoke. We followed this with a plate of fava beans, artichokes etc, fabulous flavours, waiters recommendation, also a dish of lambs sweetbreads, artichoke, mushrooms and courgettes, wine and coffee. We couldn't manage a dessert.
Good service, friendly staff.

  • Visited March 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Delicious Traditional Italian Food”
Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

Was nearly put off by the negative reviews on here but my partner had good memories of this place 18 years ago so we came anyway and am so glad we did!
The staff were very friendly despite being very busy. I started with the signature dish of deep fried artichoke which was delicious and had the lamb sweetbreads with a side of chicory & chilies as a main. There were plenty of vegetarian options available, the deep fried mozzarella going down particularly well with our youngest son. Without any prompting the sweet trolley was introduced with various cheesecakes, strudels etc. The chocolate ricotta cake was wonderful.
Good selection of wines and beers and a great atmosphere; at the end of the day this place was packed with locals and tourists on a Wednesday evening so probably doesn't need great trip advisor reviews to survive!

Visited April 2014
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Newport Beach, California
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“Lucky find when the rains came”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Was walking along the river and it came down a drenching rain. This was the first place to duck into. I really lucked out. Very authentic restaurant in the Jewish district with hearty rainy day food to dry you out. Nice afternoon with some locals dining at the next table with their whole family in the middle of the day. I think that's really nice how they do that there. Anyway -- have to have the zucchini blossoms -- stuffed with cheese and anchovy and fried. Then there's the fried artichoke -- different than anything we get in California. I had a really good pasta (see picture) - all very solidly strong meal. Recommend if in the area.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Don't miss the Artichoke”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Growing up in California I became a fan of artichokes. When I heard that Giggetto was known for their artichoke dishes I had to go check it out. They serve two styles on the appetizer menu and we tried both.

One style was like a tempura style and we enjoyed it. The other style was more interesting. The petals are open and the Artichoke is fried in oil. The petals are similar to potato chips and very tasty.

We didn't sample any other menu items except for the house wine which was very nice.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Deliciousness”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

When given the address of our destination the taxi driver responded "great restaurant". He was correct. We started with breads, fried artichokes (!! Yum) potato croquettes, zucchini flowers and some house red, and followed with steak, gnocchi and veal with mushrooms and peas. All were very good indeed. We were treated cream puffs by the restaurant that were light and crispy, and the creme patisserie perfect. Ambiance was rustic and loveless. A most enjoyable evening in Roma.

  • Visited March 2014
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