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Il Giardino Romano

#1,810 of 9,035 Restaurants in Rome
#2,145 of 9,837 Places to Eat in Rome
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Via Portico d'Ottavia, 18, 00186 Rome, Italy
0668809661
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: SALVE.vorrei cambiare (cucina locale) con cucina romana,giudaico...
SALVE.vorrei cambiare (cucina locale) con cucina romana,giudaico romanesche,carciofi alla giudia.grazie
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner

Due to the heat, we chose to eat in the cooler inside dining area. It would have been more atmospheric to eat in the pretty garden area, or at one of the several outdoor tables at the front of the restaurant, but we were ready for some air conditioning. Our appetizers were tasty - a sampling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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chicago, illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Due to the heat, we chose to eat in the cooler inside dining area. It would have been more atmospheric to eat in the pretty garden area, or at one of the several outdoor tables at the front of the restaurant, but we were ready for some air conditioning. Our appetizers were tasty - a sampling of three dishes, including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Antipasta della Casa is exquisite. It includes Caciofi alla Giudia - a Roman Jewish specialty -- Northern Italian artichokes harvested in the spring are deep fried - served simply. They look like a flower in full blossom - the leaves are crispy golden perfection (almost nutty?) - not greasy. The center is tender and flavorful (slightly sweet?). So, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We asked to sit in the garden, which is quite nice. It was midweek, and even by 9pm there were a number of empty tables there. But when we went out front, every table on the street was full, - the evening scene in the Ghetto is lively. So depending on your preference (and the weather, of course) you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

In the Jewish Ghetto, it's hard to go wrong with a restaurant pick but they do tend to be pricey. We picked this place because all the tables were nearly full, it had outside seating and the prices seemed affordable. Let me just say that up this point in the trip, this WAS the best meal I had in Rome... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Good lunch spot. We liked the artichokes and fried rice balls, local specialities, and fish for our mains. The food is very good, the service a little aloof but I think it is a language barrier thing. It's a good place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

everything we ate was delicious. The pizza was thin crust and full of flavor. the appetizers were terrific. the orange ravioli was a perfect combination of the sweetness and tartness of citrus with cheese ravioli. wine menu offers so many wonderful choices. servers are attentive but give you time to enjoy and relax - you aren't rushed out! the garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

After looking at the various offerings, we decided on Il Giardino Romano. We were seated in the garden area which was great considering the lovely summer weather. We shared a starter which was a mezze of fried Jerusalem archichoke, zucchini flower stuffed with anchovies, mozzarella ball and a batteedy hake. Yummy. I went for the oxtail as a main and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very good food and service. We went twice with our friends during our stay in Rome because it was that good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

One of the better restaurants and far better than da gigetto having avoided the standard 'arrogant service' model that some local restaurants here feel the need to provide. Very warm welcome, nice garden to sit in, carcofi perhaps a little soggy, pasta good and desert very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Amazing restaurant, amazing ambience, amazing staff and, most importantly, AMAZING food!! Best place to eat a typical carbonara! Would recommend it any time!

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Additional Information about Il Giardino Romano

Address: Via Portico d'Ottavia, 18, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 0668809661
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $22 to $44
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Portico d'Ottavia, 18, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighborhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: 0668809661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $22 to $44
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

SALVE.vorrei cambiare (cucina locale) con cucina romana,giudaico romanesche,carciofi alla giudia.grazie
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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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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