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Giggetto al Portico d'Ottavia

Via del Portico D'Ottavia 21/a-22, 00186 Rome, Italy (Sant'Angelo / Ghetto)
+39 06 686 1105
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Ranked #4,741 of 7,961 restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Sant'Angelo / Ghetto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant in the Jewish Ghetto district was recommended to us for their fried artichokes. We had those, and they were good, but I am a pasta lover. I ordered the Bucatini all' Amatriciana, which is a hollow pasta with a tomato sauce with chili and pancetta, liberally dusted with Pecorino Romano cheese. It was the BEST pasta I have... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We dined away a rainy afternoon, sitting at one of the few dry seats outside Giggetto, watching the world scuttle past in the showers. The service is old school and attentive (the waiter made sure to check all was ok when we decided we weren't brave enough to finish the sweetbreads!). I thought the menu was extensive, the artichokes absolutely... More

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 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... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 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... More

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Newport Beach, California
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54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 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.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

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... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 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... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Unlike its neighbour, Giggetto has no sign in the window indicating that a famous TV chef ate here, but dozens of happy and enthusiastic (about the food) Romans, sitting near us at a recent Sunday lunch, can't be wrong! This is a true, local eating experience with lots of tasty items in addition to the famous 'carciofo alla Giudia'. Plus... More

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Alfred, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

There was a long wait for a table, but the wait was worth it. We had antipasti, shared a number of entrees, and enjoyed their signature fried artichoke (carciofi alla guidia). Very rich and delicious. I would gladly return.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had many recommendations for this restuarant like one of the best place in Rome But were very disappointed ,the service on very low level ,we waited for our order within 1 hour Regarding the food nothing special,the lamb was stale,pasta with artichokes was ok Rome is full of good restuarants with good and tasty restaurants,some of them are located... More

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