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Il Portico

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Via del Portico d'Ottavia | 1-e 00186, Rome, Italy
06 686 4642
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 52
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  • 21
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A turistic restaurant at the Ghetto of Rome

I used to go to this restaurant and enjoy the ghetto especially during summer time so we could seat outside, so this time I brought my american family to taste some good Roman dishes. The surprise has been that this restaurant became a touristic one. So even a pizza Margherita which is a simple... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I used to go to this restaurant and enjoy the ghetto especially during summer time so we could seat outside, so this time I brought my american family to taste some good Roman dishes. The surprise has been that this restaurant became a touristic one. So even a pizza Margherita which is a simple one, came out as it was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Please avoid this place at all cost. The waiters basically ignored the majority of the patrons on the patio to the point that they had to go into the restaurant to order what they wanted. We waited 10-12 minutes after sitting down for anyone to even greet us and provide a menu. It took another 10-15 minutes for the waiter... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Visited this place on a Sunday night in March, having read good reviews. It was fairly deserted. But i was there so gave it a go. Fried artichokes were excellent, as was the zucchini flower. Main was delicious too, little gnocchi with finely sliced cooked ham and a thick cheese sauce. House wine was a bit average as was service.... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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186 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went in for lunch while walking around Rome. Place was fairly busy with locals. Prices are really good and food was great. I had the sausage pizza and the wife had Ravioli in tomato sauce. Both were really nice but very filling. They had a nice display of cakes & desserts. But we couldn't eat anything else. Service was good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We had pizza here after a tour of the ruins and it was wonderful!! The best pizza we've had in Rome so far and for a very decent price. Do recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I'm a Roman, so I love the traditional cuisine of my City and boy do they make them right here. I just love coming back to this place. If you're visiting Rome and touring the historical Center, don't get swindled by places immediately by the most known landmarks, just walk a few paces up to the original Ghetto (this is... More 

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Tahoe City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We visited this street in the Rome Ghetto yesterday after a tour of the synagogue. We decided we'd return to try one of the many restaurants here. Il Portico is one of three ristorante that sit side by side. We chose it because it advertised a lunch special that my wife and I believed we could share. We ordered a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We spent a week in a rented apartment just around the corner from this popular neighborhood place. The first day we ended up here solely for proximity and hunger; came back again for the lively location (such as parents greeting their kids as they're being dismissed from the Jewish school across the street) and very good, simple food. Highlights were... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

All is said in the title, we have ordered two salads which were very simple and then fried zucchini flowers, mozzarella and cod that were very average as well. Waiter was almost ignoring us and far from being polite. We were told there are many good restaurants in the jewish ghetto so I would definitely recommend not to go to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Don't miss in the Jewish ghetto. Large variety of pizzas. I had the Napoli one that was excellent. My wife had the ravioli and said it was the best ravioli she has ever had. The locals eat here. It's cheap and a great local experience. Don't miss.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via del Portico d'Ottavia | 1-e 00186, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighborhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: 06 686 4642

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ghetto

Neighborhood Profile
Ghetto
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.