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Il Giardino Romano

Via Portico d'Ottavia, 18, 00186 Rome, Italy (Sant'Angelo / Ghetto)
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Ranked #1,673 of 8,403 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $26 - $53
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sant'Angelo / Ghetto
Description: SALVE.vorrei cambiare (cucina locale) con cucina romana,giudaico romanesche,carciofi alla giudia.grazie
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76% Recommend
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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Good hospitality, we sat in the outside part of the back of the restaurant with another 30 diners. A little cosy but everyone was friendly and a very good family atmosphere. Decent food, recommend the olive starter

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Rome, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is one of the most charming restaurants in Rome. It has an excellent traditional menu and the garden is delightful. We have had many great meals there; it's a great place to take visitors, and the service is friendly. The only minor complaint is that even if you reserve, its' a bit haphazard.

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Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have been coming to this restaurant for years and am always treated well and eat very very well. Il giardino romano does a wonderful mixed plate of fried cod fish, jewish artichokes, and other specialties of the area. I also really enjoy their cous cous with fish soup or fresh white fish. In the evening it is nice to... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I am a vegetarian chef. I had the gnocchi with pesto and bruschetta al pomodoro. It was fabulous. What made this restaurant absolutely exceptional was that the waiter and the host at the door were joking, happy, engaging. They made the whole experience one of the best I have had at a restaurant in Rome. Further, I had walked that... More

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Bethany, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife & I love Italy & our favorite city is the Eternal city! We spoke to some locals and recommended we try some fresh artichoke in the Jewish quarter of Roma. We were not led astray as from the app to the desert we were in food heaven. We sat outside and although it being a busy night (get... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and explained that the place we wanted to go (bella canta) was closed for the month and offered a great alternative. The food was delicious and the waiter was hilarious, making jokes with the two youngest members of our family. Kept a very casual atmosphere throughout the night and was overall an excellent dining experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Not the best restaurant we have been on our trip of Italy. This place seems like a tourist trap with pricey wine compare to others. We were recommended by the server to order swordfish and tuna which was on their special menu. The food was too salty and we only ate 1/2 of it. The server didn't offer to remove... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Eating in Rome can be stressful and inconsistent. Il Giardino more than made up for last night's disaster near the Spanish Steps. I loved the fried artichokes, something I had never tried before. I have a lot of food allergies and the waiter was very helpful to point out the dishes which were flour-free. I had grilled lamb chops and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A very unpleasant visit. The waiter was very rude, giving me looks as if it was a great problem for him that I was there - this was simply horrible. Whatever you do, don't go downstairs to the toilets. Here you find a small, dirty, humid place, that you just want to get out of. All in all - skip... More

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

Are you sure that you had lunch or dinner (???) here? why did't you come to me to tell me that you were unsatisfied? no one here of our waiters remember you. And tell me: why did you make an account on tripadvisor just to make this bad review? it is not correct what you do and i'm so sad... More

Beaverton, Oregon
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was off the busy tourist area, but still had many americans. We sat out front which after seeing the pictures was a mistake. The garden looks nicer. We had the fried artichoke and squash flowers, pasta and

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