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Il Giardino Romano

#1,961 of 9,113 Restaurants in Rome
#2,313 of 9,913 Places to Eat in Rome
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Ghetto
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent, diverse cuisine!

Went back two times as the food was excellent! Had the orange and ricotta ravioli and the pesto gnocchi which were both excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Paris, France
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  • Local cuisine
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had lunch in the nice back garden (highly recommend to seat there) The service was good and attentive. The food was ok but nothing special Will explore other options next time

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Eating in the Jewish Ghetto is great, especially sitting outside and enjoying the old buildings and narrow streets. Our food was decent enough and we enjoyed the Jewish dishes as well as the good deserts. But it was all marred by very casual service at this particular restaurant that was not what you would call terrible, but just sort of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My partner and I visited this restaurant last night (16 August 2015) in the evening and had a reservation for 9pm. When we arrived at the restaurant it was extremely busy and we requested a table outside. The staff appeared to be slightly confused but eventually offered us a table located right by the entrance, which we declined for obvious... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went back two times as the food was excellent! Had the orange and ricotta ravioli and the pesto gnocchi which were both excellent.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had the deep fried artichoke, twice cooked and it was delish. We also had the zuchinni flowers with mozeralla and anchovies these were so outstandingly great that we had to order them again. A very memorable dinner with lovely friendly staff they even demonstrated how to prepare an artichoke for us.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We spent our final evening in Rome enjoying a fantastic meal here. We had nine in our party and sat in the garden. It was a phenomenal experience. The food was excellent, the service was incredible and the atmosphere was authentic. Do yourself a favor and order the zucchini flowers and the artichokes.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very friendly service at this place in the Ghetto. Our meal centered around artichokes. To start with carciofi alla giudia, then carpaccio di carciofi and finally parmigiana also with artichokes. Thanks for a great meal.

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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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Bronxville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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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 - 45
  • 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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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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