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Il Giardino Romano

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Via del Portico d_Ottavia 18, 00186 Rome, Italy
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12:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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Best Carciofi alla Giudia in Rome

Today we decided to take a nice stroll around Rome and ended up in the Jewish ghetto. The Jewish ghetto is not really a ghetto per se but rather a beautiful area that is the historical center of Roman Jewish history. Il Giardino Romano is a beautiful restaurant that mixes history, tradition and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Today we decided to take a nice stroll around Rome and ended up in the Jewish ghetto. The Jewish ghetto is not really a ghetto per se but rather a beautiful area that is the historical center of Roman Jewish history. Il Giardino Romano is a beautiful restaurant that mixes history, tradition and food (all the best things in life).... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attempted to have a late lunch here on a Sunday afternoon and found that while the restaurant did have tables available, the service was incredibly slow. Restaurant is nice and the staff are cordial, although I wouldn't say they were particularly friendly. It took a while for our order to be taken and we ordered a couple of starters... More 

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marcomyway, Proprietario at Il Giardino Romano, responded to this review

just to write something bad, the restaurant was fully booked, your order required more preparation time (our dishes are prepared fresh), I had already said that there were only five minutes. but you do not want to wait. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned some other restaurant but we finished here. We weren't disappointed. We had pastas, and we tried for the first time carciofi alla giudia (carciofi alla romana are my favorite), and they were really good. Nice place, tasty food and good service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Had lunch here our last full day in Rome. We enjoyed our dinner at Giggetto next door a couple days earlier and this place was also recommended by a friend who recommended that one, so we decided to head back to the area to give it a try. We were not disappointed. We sat inside for lunch because there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Insist to go in side. We came, with no reservation, we insisted to go inside. It was worth it. Good service, very good food. Try all the artichokes dishes, they are great. The service- it was like they knew us Summaries. Very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Well first was the welcome, though it was Christmas Day and the restaurant was fully booked they found us a table,. The waiter was one if the best I met, he understood us in matter of seconds, recommended the right dishes and the perfect wine. And then .... The food a symphony of perfection. We tried all artichokes in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

One of the restaurants that seems to attract regulars and tourists. Get a table in the back garden and enjoy the artichoke and other specialities. Above average food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We visited this restaurant on our last day, which was our misfortune, as I would liked to have eaten here more often. Again very good food and friendly service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service in a quaint little street. Really tasty authentic food. I loved it. For mains try the mixed fish platter, the giardino salad and the saltimbocca alla romana. Would highly recommend.

Thank Siobhan L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by a friend, this restaurant offers local fresh food. We had antipasto, coda all a vaccinara and puntarelle con alici. Everything was great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via del Portico d_Ottavia 18, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighborhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: 390668809661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Soups, Pizza, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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