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Giggetto al Portico d'Ottavia

#4,680 of 9,034 Restaurants in Rome
#5,274 of 9,835 Places to Eat in Rome
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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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
Disappointing

Our friends had said we simply must stop here for the fried artichoke that is a delicacy of the Jewish Ghetto. While a well-established restaurant, it felt tired. The fried artichoke was not that appealing to us but those are the chances you take when you head off for an adventure. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Mississauga, Canada
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were looking forward to this restaurant as we had heard all about the carciofi (artichokes) alla giudia and they were fabulous. Although not always in season, we were able to enjoy them as well as the zucchini flowers in a light batter. The restaurant enjoys a nice ambiance and we were seated outside.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have no idea what all the positive reviews are about. this place was horrible, bad service, bad tasting food. The taxi driver on the way home said he thought it was no good as well. Never again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I came here with some of my Roman cousins and it was a great meal. Hard to get a table- I suggest making a reservation. Even though we had a reservation we had to wait 15 minutes for a table (reason for 4 stars). We had the carciofi alla giudia to begin with and it was delicious. My first time... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This restaurant had been recommended to me and I was thoroughly disappointed. The deep-fried artichoke that everyone raves about was greasy and hard to eat. The zucchini flower was over-breaded, greasy with little taste. I then ordered the pasta carbonara, expecting the best i Rome, and got a gloopy, dry mess. So disappointing! I gave it one star because the... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Giggetto is a great Roman restaurant, and any visitor should try it once. Of course, they are famous for their fried artichokes, and the novelty of eating these is perhaps a bit more of a treat than the taste. They're ok, but just fun to have. Overall, the food is good. They won't win any food awards, but it doesn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was our second visit, the first being some years ago. I tried the lambs' brains the last time. They're difficult to compare to anything, having a unique texture and consistency. This time around we started with the fried artichoke and courgette flowers. The artichoke is good: nutty, crispy and fun. The courgette flower is light, delicate and delicious. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Suggested to us by locals whilst on a business trip. Good food and a great evening to wind down on and to wash with a nice Pecorino wine.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We ate here 20 years ago and thought it was very good . This year we were traveling with our children and grandchildren and they wanted ti try it. I tried to say it did not rate very well but they wanted to try it so what is one meal? Well, we had a good time but all 11 of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Sad to read the bad reviews. I like this place and have been several times over the years. It's an unfortunate reality that some places take advantage of Tourists while others try to offer them a local experience they may or may not appreciate. Case in point- I speak Italian. When we arrived, we were told the outside tables were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our friends had said we simply must stop here for the fried artichoke that is a delicacy of the Jewish Ghetto. While a well-established restaurant, it felt tired. The fried artichoke was not that appealing to us but those are the chances you take when you head off for an adventure. The disappointment was in the pasta. The sauces were... More 

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Additional Information about Giggetto al Portico d'Ottavia

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

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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, Pizza

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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