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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 #4,869 of 8,459 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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Hong Kong
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We were invited recently by a native Roman who has frequented this place over many years. It is nestled in among some ancient ruins, next to a pretty little church and has outdoor seating at the front and a larger more secluded area to the rear. The artichokes and fillets of fish were ordered up as starters. Both dishes were... More

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Green Bay
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28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was my 2nd trip to this restaurant and I would recommend eating outside (in front of the restaurant, in back 2nd choice). Appetizer - the rice balls truly are better than the fried artichokes but try both as the quarter is know for the artichokes. I ordered only a pasta (Bucatini all amatriciana) for my meal and it was... More

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New York City, New York
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175 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You can't miss the jewish quarter in Rome on your visit. Walking around this historical area plus seeing Romes oldest synagogue is a must. There is a Main Street with all the restaurants and they are all basically the same, very touristy and all offer the famous fried Jerusalem artichokes. Go here for the artichokes but don't expect much from... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I recommend Giggetto al Portico d'Ottavia. I’ve been there several times, with friends, family and one time with my love. It was always great! Great food and service in a relaxed atmosphere, especially in the beautiful little garden. Not to be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great food and service in a relaxed atmosphere. Polite attentive service, this resturant has a full kitchen team. Busy at peak times, but traditional service takes additional time. The Roman specialities are good but remember seasonality when looking at choosing classic dishes, this is not fast food- take your time, relax and enjoy in the Roman manner.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have eaten at Giggetto many, many times over the past decade and always came away very satisfied with my meal. However this time I left quite disappointed, and, not knowing if this is part of a downward decline, or simply the result of an 'off' day, I´ll keep my negative comments to a minimum. Giggetto is one of the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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

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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Ireland
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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
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185 restaurant reviews
365 helpful votes 365 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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