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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
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
abbastanza bene (Good enough)

We spent the day walking in Rome and lost sight of the time. It was close to 3 and we were getting very hungry and wanted to eat in the Jewish ghetto. Gigghetto looked like a nice place and when we asked for a table the waiter said we could sit but needed to order right away because the kitchen... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
mribando
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Oyster Bay, New York
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  • Local cuisine
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Oyster Bay, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We spent the day walking in Rome and lost sight of the time. It was close to 3 and we were getting very hungry and wanted to eat in the Jewish ghetto. Gigghetto looked like a nice place and when we asked for a table the waiter said we could sit but needed to order right away because the kitchen... More 

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

All the food was great, cannot say more than 'Go here when in Rome.' Oldest Jewish owned restaurant in Ghetto, best fried artichoke around.

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Rockaway Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Try the fried artichoke, guaranteed youll want another, delicious, and food very good; youll need reservations for this restaurant.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Every morning before we left the hotel we would chat and discuss our day's itinerary with Marianna (Hotel Giuliana). Upon hearing we would be at the Jewish quarter she recommended we eat at this restaurant. And so we did! First of all, we loved the whole area of the Jewish quarter (but then we love all of Rome). We found... More 

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Lecheria, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I went for dinner with my husband. When we called for reservations attention was far from nice. We had ¨carcioffi alla giudia¨, zucchini and pasta with pork sauce which were wonderful. Do not expect to receive attentive service. Staff is fast and efficient, nothing more. Nevertheless, if I return to Rome I will repeat Gigetto

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dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our guide we had for our tour of the Vatican City and it lived up to our expectations. We took a taxi as we were told it is a bit difficult to find. It is in the Jewish area. The restaurant was a larger than expected. We were welcomed and the service and ambience... More 

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Sarzana, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Let's start from the positive aspects. This restaurant is located in one of the best area of Rome and really close to Ottavia archaeological area. It's very huge, even if the entrance looks small, and you will find for sure a table. To be sure we made a reservation by phone. Personnel is very gentle and can make you enjoy... More 

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant at 12 and they seated us straight away then after 20 mins we went to ask the waiter to come to take our order and he told us that the kitchen opens at 12.30 and he'll come once the kitchen opens! He came at 12.25 and the food arrived a bit after. The pasta was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My parents and I stop in after several recommendations. The artichokes are absolutely fantastic. You must try them. My parents loved the stuffed zucchini flowers but I was only okay with it because the anchovies are very overwhelming to me. We all enjoyed all of our dinners. They were all very, very good but not exceptional. Nonethelss, this is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

To be honest, nothing of this place will stay in my memory... The place was quite old and not too clean, the food just food. The 'carciofi alla giudia' and stuffed zucchini are worth to be mentioned as they were delicious but there is nothing else I would try again in this place. The first course and desert were average... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via del Portico D'Ottavia 21/a-22, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighborhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 686 1105

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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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.