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Franco e Cristina

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Via Portico d'Ottavia 5 | Ghetto, Rome, Italy
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8:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Seating

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Great stop after a lot of walking.

They don't speak much English but it's enough to order. They sell pizza by weight. Most of the pizza did not look fresh but we got there Thursday around 4pm. We sat outside in the small piazza and drank wine for at least two hours. A small glass of wine was only E1.5. The entire menu was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch at suggestion of locals. Was not expecting lavish decor or service, but did want to try inexpensive good local food. Pizza is sold by weight- good idea as we wanted more than one to try so we were able to. Problem was, even after being heated in the oven behind the counter, the pizza was not hot.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

They don't speak much English but it's enough to order. They sell pizza by weight. Most of the pizza did not look fresh but we got there Thursday around 4pm. We sat outside in the small piazza and drank wine for at least two hours. A small glass of wine was only E1.5. The entire menu was inexpensive.

Thank janicept
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Very tasty pizza, fresh, big variety of pizza tastes. Highly recommended. Best lunch. Very reasonable price. We loved it.

Thank DaveZal
Roden, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

When walking around the Jewish quarter we were recommended to go to this pizzeria by a local woman. What a find. It's not your usual pizzeria. It's a very small shop selling all kinds of delicacies which you can eat sitting at some tables and chairs outside. Amazingly delicious and cheap, Lots of local come to take food out. I... More 

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Birkerod, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is really a find, many locals eat here,it is cheap, the foood is excellent, it stays open from 7.30 to 21, and serves an eminently drinkable white wine at 1,5 Euro for a glass of 20 cl. We had lunch here several times in September/October this year, and the average bill came to around 12 Euro for two persons.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We were starving and 5PM: everything closed. Anyway Franco was not - bad mistake. Bored staff, ugly pizza, ugly interiér (even you consider this as fastfood).

Thank iz67
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Cool place where you can grab delicious pizza to go at a reasonable price. Here's what you do: grab a bottle of OK wine from Carrefour, grab some pizza from Franco e Cristina and go dine by the Tiber (100m away).

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Beersheba, Israel
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

very good, cheap and tasty pizzas. a local busy and simple place that has fresh pizzas and sandwiches. went there twice both times were very good.

Thank Oren W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

If you are in the Jewish quarter midday this is your place for lunch. Good variety of pizza plus paninis and more. Thin crust, and instead of fixed sizes for the slices you just tell them how much of the rectangle pie you want, they cut that much, then you're charged by weight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

As an Israeli guy who like pizza, we never taste so good. I give them 10 point and 4 star of michilin .... Don't miss it.

1 Thank Roei G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Portico d'Ottavia 5 | Ghetto, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighborhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: 39-06/687-9262

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Neighborhood Profile
The mini-neigborhood 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 neighborhood, 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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