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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 #4,915 of 8,845 Restaurants in Rome
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The food was really nice. It Felt like a home cooked meal but in a good way. Unfortunately the service wasn't great and they didn't have what I wanted to order in stock even though it was still on the menu. The lighting is very bright making it a bit awkward.It would be a good place for a family dinner... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

We went there because a good friend from Roma recommended us to go there. We had melanzane alla parmigiana, and that was excellent! The restaurant looks old, but this is a typical Italian Ristorante! The service was a little bit slow, but the waiter was very nice and helped us have a good time.

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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is an experience that take you back on time. You are located in the ancient roman ghetto of Roma, the oldest jewish establishment outside Palestine.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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82 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Many restaurants in the ghetto of Rome have changed in recent years. some for the better and quite a few for the worse as the area has become more fashionable. There is a lot more "semi-kosher" than there was, as for years the "jewishness" of the ghetto was not worn on its sleeve. That is why it is great that... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a well known restaurant in the jewish quarter which serves up typical food - artichoke leaves, battered courgette flowers, etc. Well worth a visit but quite expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It was our last night in Rome and an Italian friend suggested we have dinner at this trattoria. I absolutely loved the food, wine (Sicilian) and service. The carciofi alla giudia was delicious, as was the fettucini with artichoke. (Yes, I do love artichokes!). We shared desserts which were also very good. Despite being in a very touristic spot most... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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85 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We chanced upon this restaurant in the Jewish section of Rome only because the restaurant we intended to have lunch at was closed that day. Happily, this resulted in us dinning on the best Carciofo (fried artichoke) and Fiore (stuffed zucchini flower) in Rome!! (6 Euro for each order) On top of that, the waiter who took care of us... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I dined at this restaurant with a group of friends in early October 2014 as part of my two month overseas holiday from Australia. My friend chose this particular restaurant for its deep fried artichokes. We requested a table at the front of the restaurant but were told by the grumpy old Italian lady sitting near the cash register, there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Giggetto has always been a touristic but reasonably good place, where traditional food was served in a wonderful location. The quality has now lowered dramatically, we found the meat hard and,,, oily vegetables, old bread... we had the impression that everything was prepared with a total lack of care and the ingredients were really average.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

if you run for business, this is the wrong place. take your time in Rome, caput mundi, and go around the old Jewish Ghetto. you can find at "Giggetto" the traditional Jewish recipes, and, if you're lucky, also Giggetto himself, seated on the front door, slowly cleaning artichokes: you MUST taste the "Carciofo alla giudìa". the best. the original. I... 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>  > Sant'Angelo / 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

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