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Giggetto al Portico d'Ottavia

#4,543 of 8,577 Restaurants in Rome
#5,092 of 9,328 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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Today
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
food in the ghetto

The food was fair at best and the service was rough & shoddy and rude. I would not go back here, too many other good restaurants to eat in in Rome that will treat you as a worthy customer and have better food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food was fair at best and the service was rough & shoddy and rude. I would not go back here, too many other good restaurants to eat in in Rome that will treat you as a worthy customer and have better food.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Pasta dishes were terrible. Everything else was deep fried and greasy. Appetisers looked like they had been reheated in a microwave. Do not go there

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

First night at Rome a visit to the restaurant, after a day of sightseeing, was a good experience. Unfortunately our lack of Italian it did not let us communicate more with the waiters. The food was pretty good as well as the wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had visited the Great Synagogue in Rome and were scheduled to take a walking tour of the Jewish quarter in half an hour and we were hungry. We looked into Giggetto, and there was an old man peeling the largest artichokes we had ever seen. We sat down at an outdoor table and ordered "artichoke Jewish Style," which turned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

nice restaurant near jewish museum, visited mainly by local people, quiet place near historical city center, ggo dplace fo dinnee and night walk

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Oyster Bay, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We spent the day walking in Rome and lost sight of the time. It was close to 3 and we were getting very hungry and wanted to eat in the Jewish ghetto. Gigghetto looked like a nice place and when we asked for a table the waiter said we could sit but needed to order right away because the kitchen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

All the food was great, cannot say more than 'Go here when in Rome.' Oldest Jewish owned restaurant in Ghetto, best fried artichoke around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Try the fried artichoke, guaranteed youll want another, delicious, and food very good; youll need reservations for this restaurant.

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Every morning before we left the hotel we would chat and discuss our day's itinerary with Marianna (Hotel Giuliana). Upon hearing we would be at the Jewish quarter she recommended we eat at this restaurant. And so we did! First of all, we loved the whole area of the Jewish quarter (but then we love all of Rome). We found... More 

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Lecheria, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I went for dinner with my husband. When we called for reservations attention was far from nice. We had ¨carcioffi alla giudia¨, zucchini and pasta with pork sauce which were wonderful. Do not expect to receive attentive service. Staff is fast and efficient, nothing more. Nevertheless, if I return to Rome I will repeat Gigetto

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ghetto

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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