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Giggetto al Portico d'Ottavia

#4,491 of 8,971 Restaurants in Rome
#5,079 of 9,774 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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is now my favourite restaurant in Rome. I would go as far as to say the best restaurant in Italy. I have been to many places in Italy including two Michelin star restaurants and I would still say that this one is the best. The food was super simple. They use beautify fresh ingredient that done need to be... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Don't judge the book by its cover. The Giggetto Trattoria may not look appealing from the outside and the decor is a lil dated, but the food and service is top notch. Stopped on the way here to try fried artichokes for the first time ever. They were really good! Then I ordered the spaghetti carbonara.The sauce was absolutely perfect!... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great restaurant in Rome. If you like artichokes, must try the “Carciofi alla Giudia” (Artichokes jewish style).

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Richmond, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I first visited Giggetto in 1999 and was pleased to find that it was just how I remembered it when I returned to the restaurant 15 years later. Located in the historic Jewish section of Rome, Giggetto has been well known and loved by locals and tourists alike for their Jewish Roman specialties, like the delicious fried artichokes. The menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed fried mozzarella balls and wonderful seafood on a sunny day suddenly turned rainy. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Our fried artichokes and stuffed zucchini flowers were superb, as was my husband's fried veggie plate - all specialties of Giggetto. My buffalo milk mozzarella was from the supermarket, instead, and the tomatoes it was paired with were tasteless. So if you decide to go, stick with their specialties. Service was acceptable but not superb.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Came to Giggetto to have lunch - several in the party wanted to try the carciofi a la guidia, fiori di zucca ripieni, and other Roman Jewish cuisine dishes And very good it was! Excellent food (if a bit pricey), friendly service, and a beautiful view from the outdoor table - a fine street of the former Jewish Ghetto, buildings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This restaurant, in the Jewish Ghetto, was recommended by our tour guide from the Vatican. It is a bit difficult to find since the directions from our phone had us going past it a few times. We were pretty hot and tired from walking, but wanted to try out the recommendation. The tables out front were in the sun and... 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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Neighborhood Profile
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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