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Il Portico

#2,865 of 9,033 Restaurants in Rome
#3,308 of 9,834 Places to Eat in Rome
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Ghetto
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice lunch in Jewish ghetto

The restaurant is located in the jewish ghetto and therefore was not that packed with tourist. The food was very tasty and the staff was friendly. In the summer, it is a great place for seating outside and looking at the jewsih quarter

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Bremen, Germany
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is located in the jewish ghetto and therefore was not that packed with tourist. The food was very tasty and the staff was friendly. In the summer, it is a great place for seating outside and looking at the jewsih quarter

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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Good service and an amazing location, You will always feel welcome. Food not of the highest quality but a fairly good compromise between price, quality and location. I would definitely go back and suggest it for a quick and appealing lunch break while visiting Rome city center!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We selected the restaurant based on proximity to our hotel and we're delighted we had done so. The restaurant has a great range of local Romana dishes as well as non traditional food. The walnut salad was fantastic. Don't miss the deep fried artichoke!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great place to stop for some Gnocchi and pizza with Procesco! Totally enjoyable experience in the Jewish Ghetto district .

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Orangeville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a modest restaurant in the charming Jewish quarter of Rome. We were pleased to sit in the shade after a hot morning of dusty walking and enjoy a classic Roman lunch. We had the Carciofi alla guidia (Jewish style fried artichokes) and a white pizza topped with artichokes, along with a half bottle of white wine. It was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I knew it was a place for tourist, but I didn't expected to eat so bad. The pizza seemed a sort of wafer with tomato and cheese, the "straccetti" were chewy and I never seen in my life a flat meatball. Honestly there's place in Rome where you can eat far better food at the same affordable price. The magic... More 

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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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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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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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Address: Via del Portico d'Ottavia | 1-e 00186, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 686 4642
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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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

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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