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Giggetto al Portico d'Ottavia

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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: Late Night, 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
Just OK

This restaurant came highly recommended by our tour guide - the area is so historic and vibrant, but this restaurant is just alright. $50 euros for two mains, one app and a half litre of white. The artichoke is amazing - the risotto pescatore was not fresh and had a paste-like consistency. Bread... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Jmatsos
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Oakville, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Oakville, Canada
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This restaurant came highly recommended by our tour guide - the area is so historic and vibrant, but this restaurant is just alright. $50 euros for two mains, one app and a half litre of white. The artichoke is amazing - the risotto pescatore was not fresh and had a paste-like consistency. Bread was stale and the service started out... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We came on the advice of a friend and were generally very disappointed. The fried artichokes were barely "okay" and were very expensive at 6 euros each (and we were never asked how many we wanted). The eggplant parmigiana was very good and the cacao e pepe was very cheesy but not too spicy. The eggplant is what earned this... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This restaurant is in a historic yet very quiet part of Rome . . . A truly wonderful location for a nice meal. We started off well with great attentive service and this continued throughout our meal however the waiter was let down by the quality of food that ended on our tables. My daughters seafood spaghetti was very enjoyable... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went because other Jewish restaurants we're closed for holidays. Big mistake. Best to avoid. Even pasta was way sub-par. Felt like a tourist trap.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

So many fabulous, wonderful restaurants in Rome. So sorry to have wasted a night here. Staff not at all concerned with our experience and food just okay, and they brought a wrong dish and forgot another. Setting is nice though so maybe others will enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I've been here twice, once sat in the atmospheric little courtyard at the back, right next to the Portico, and once inside. It has to be one of the most special and enjoyable places I've ever been. Having enjoyed the cacciatora so much the first time, I unimaginatively repeated the order second time around. But on each occasion my dining... More 

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Sharon Center, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

After a hot day spent walking around Rome with jet lag, we chose Giggetto al Portico d'Ottavia out of sheer hunger and exhaustion. I don't really have anything bad to say - the service was prompt and pleasant, the food tasted just fine and my wine glass was never empty. I don't know that I'd make a special trip to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had hit a few restaurants in Rome. They were all very good. However, the food served were really not hard to find in the States. I am an adventurous eater and will eat anything. I constantly want to look for something less ordinary. Our last night in Rome, we asked our cab driver for recommendation and he told us... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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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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Staying in Ghetto

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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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