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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 #4,911 of 8,316 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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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I recommend Giggetto al Portico d'Ottavia. Went with friends one evening when in Rome. Not only is the food sumptuous, but you feel like you are dining in the epicenter of Western History. Not to be missed.

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Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Was not really expensive as others reviewed. We had the fried baclava, artichoke an sardines, coda. And fried sheep brains, and a bottle of red.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I ate here on a recent trip to Rome. Having seen a recommendation in a few guidebooks I decided to try it out. I cant say that it was bad, but it certainly wasn't anything memorable. I had lamb chops as a main course, and the lamb on each of them (three in total) was minuscule compared to the amount... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
295 reviews 295 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This restaurant still packs them in but, really, go somewhere else. It has become needlessly expensive. Case on point: 14 Euro for the most unimaginative bowl of pasta with cheese and pepper, zero visual appeal and close to zero in taste. We ordered a small bowl of fresh cherries for dessert, which was 7 Euro for something like 10-12 cherries.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have recently been there with a group of friends and colleagues and the experience was disappointing. Artichoke dishes were standard at best and Cacio & Pepe pasta was at the bottom of my ranking amongst Rome's restaurants (very salty). Wine list of very limited: try one or two of the Cesaneses they propose - very basic red but one... More

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Closter, New Jersey
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

i had the misfortune of dining here again. i did not care for it the first time, but my daughter wanted to try it again since she was too young last time. they really have to give their waiters training in service. we were 4 and ordered 3 of the zucchini appetizers; the waiter wasn't happy; i said i did... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have been in Italy three weeks, eating local food. This restaurant's artichoke pasta is the best pasta dish I have had so far in Italy. Incredibly delicious and creative! My husband enjoyed spaghetti and clams. We also enjoyed the fried artichokes. We arrived at 7:00 pm, a half hour before the restaurant opened, without a reservation.... More

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Buffalo, NY
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stumbled onto this place while roaming through Rome. The service was slow, and a little rude, but the food was quite good. I read the reviews that suggested the fried artichoke, so we ordered it for an appetizer. Wonderful! I had Bucatini All'Amatriciana (Pasta with Cubed Bacon), and my husband had Risotto Alla Pescatore (Seafood Risotto). Both were delicious,... More

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Trieste, Italy
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I believe that the food can be good...but if the personal is worth nothing all the experience looses value... i am sorry...worst experience in Rome... thanks to a waiter... oh yes...remember it's not a cheap place so they have to keep their problems out of the working hours....

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Situated behind the synagogue and adjacent to the Portico d'Ottavia this restaurant has a lot going for it in position alone. However coupled with the food this restaurant has to rate in the exceptional category. The artichokes are superb and a renowned speciality of the house. The gnocchi is to die for and the carbonara one of the best I've... More

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