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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
Disappointment - Do not order the "seafood" risotto

Last evening my husband and I had dinner at Giggetto, which was enthusiastically recommended by a local Italian for its "carciofi alla Romana". The menu described the archokes as "Jewish style" which turned out to be deep fried - very salty and oily and semi-burnt outer petals, although the heart... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Gambier, Ohio, USA
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Artichokes Jewish style are the speciality of the old ghetto quarter and this place has a dedicated fryer for only artichokes. Thus, they are safe for a gluten sensitive individual (although not certified gluten free because made in the same kitchen where other goods are floured). We also enjoyed a delicious main course of marinated beef tongue and cooked greens... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last evening my husband and I had dinner at Giggetto, which was enthusiastically recommended by a local Italian for its "carciofi alla Romana". The menu described the archokes as "Jewish style" which turned out to be deep fried - very salty and oily and semi-burnt outer petals, although the heart was tender and tasty. My husband's pasta alla carbonara was... More 

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Rome, Italy
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a touristic restaurant, the only one in the area that is big enough to receive large groups. The food is good but exceptional, the staff is very polite and the place is child friendly. The price is too much for the food quality, but considering all the elements it is a good place to go with large groups... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to give Giggetto a try for a Sunday lunch. This is certainly a go-to place for family get-together's with lots of small well-behaved children around…crazy busy! The interior of the restaurant is charming with a number of different “rooms.” My partner ordered zucchini blossoms stuffed with mozzarella and anchovy. I sampled a part of the blossom that didn't... More 

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Becoming a standby for us in Rome. Always welcoming, even when there's a long weekend lunchtime line. Service has varied from gruffly efficient to very friendly but still efficient. The atmosphere is fine - simple restaurant vs. chic (think Joe's Stone Crab in Miami Beach). We prefer to eat in a restaurant vs. live in it. It's about the food.... More 

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Schenectady, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Our favorite dinner in Rome. We didn’t have a reservation so for that reason showed up right at 730 (1930) and hoped for the best. We were able to get a table outside with no problem. The waiter was very nice. The fried artichoke and the stuffed zucchini blossom were great. I had the cacio e pepe and my husband... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

The place inside is ok like an old not pretentious roman restaurant..apparently..The fried staters arrived souspiciously too quickly and they tasted pre-pared long ago. The worst part was the meat. I ordered (involtini) those are sort of veal-rolls usually tender and delicious....I got a small plate with 2 to uneatable hard rools. They tasted nothing, floating in a broth of... More 

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London
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Well I had to try the fried artichokes - they were delicious. The seafood risotto had more seafood than rice - I have never seen so much and it was amazing. The restaurant has a lot of character. Our waiter was lovely too.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The place is quite pleasant, the service very appropriate for the environment, the food was nice and "typical". Nice if you want to impress your foreign colleagues.

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Sydney
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I first went to Giggetto in 1975, found it again in 2013, and returned again in 2015. Artichokes have always been in season and the reason for me going. The traditional deep fried artichokes are a real treat. Otherwise the menu is made-up of traditional Italian cuisine. It won't disappoint, but it won't surprize with anything new. Well worth it... More 

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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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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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