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Il Giardino Romano

#1,787 of 8,970 Restaurants in Rome
#2,118 of 9,773 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Good lunch, nice garden space

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Gadsden, Alabama
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Extremely rude waitress. She was extremely reluctant to help me and my family. I have faced from rude people in my lifetime but she was quite a topper. Would not visit if you've got any melanin in your complexion.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Hackensack, New Jersey
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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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Cape Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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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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Rome, Italy
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This place came recommended from an Italian chef so we had to try it. Known for its artichokes Romana! We were looking for a less touristy spot and found it. Nothing fancy. Just solid food, service and ambiance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stopped here on a whim after spending the entire morning at the Colosseum, Palentine Hill, and the Roman Forum. I was starving when I realized the only calories I had consumed all day were from a single Coca-Cola. I ordered the pesto gnocchi, which was delicious. I'm a picky eater and this was something new for me but I thoroughly... More 

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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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