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Il Giardino Romano

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Via Portico d'Ottavia, 18, 00186 Rome, Italy
0668809661
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
quite good

one of the best - if not the best - Jewish trattoria in the rome Ghetto. Their artichokes are fab, the cod filets the same. Pastas are tasty and "al dente". Mains are typically Roman (The tripes excellent, yet a bit "watery"). Deserts good. Wine list ok at reasonable prices.Service is fast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Rome, Italy
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We wandered in for wine after walking through the Teatro de Marcelo archaeological site. The people are lovely and the food is wonderful. Be sure to get the antipasto del ghetto. It is a wonderful taste of the Jewish Italian specialties. I had the ravioli alla arancio (orange ravioli). It was very enjoyable. Give this place a try and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food is excellente! but make sure you read the meny carefully before you order. They have many unordenary things. Service and atmosphere is great! And the prices are affordable. We actually had a better time here then in the 2 michelin starred restaurant we visited last night. Absolutley wort wisiting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

one of the best - if not the best - Jewish trattoria in the rome Ghetto. Their artichokes are fab, the cod filets the same. Pastas are tasty and "al dente". Mains are typically Roman (The tripes excellent, yet a bit "watery"). Deserts good. Wine list ok at reasonable prices.Service is fast & friendly. Must make reservation. Nice outdoor garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

After walking for hours through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill then wandering into the Jewish area, I saw the Trip Adviser sticker on the door (amongst many others) and didn't hesitate to enter. It was busy at 2pm and had a nice, warm atmosphere. My meal of gnocchi in pesto sauce was absolutely delicious. On recommendation from staff, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Went here to try fried artichoke jewish style (their term). Had them for appetizers, then two wonderful pasta dishes. Great service and the food was perfect. One of the best meals we had in Rome. It is located in the Jewish Ghetto. The owner spoke perfect english and the service was right on. We would highly recommend this restaurant to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Over the summer, I had the pleasure of eating here with a good friend (a Roman native) who recommended it as one of his favorite places in the neighborhood. We sat in the garden, which was charming and cool despite the warm weather, and had a spectacular meal. We ran the gamut of traditional Roman dishes, and I couldn't have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had been recommended to try this restaurant and were not disappointed. the food was excellent and the ambience, sitting outside on the pavement watching the world go by was an experience not to be missed. On a second trip to Rome we revisited the restaurant and were equally impressed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We have been in this pictouresque restaurant for a meal in 4, and we liked it from the very first moment. searching after traditional roman jewish kitchen in the heart of Rome, we found the right answer in at this place. On the menu were all the traditional plates like rigatoni con la pajata, trippa, zuppa di baccale and ceci... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed at an Air B and B in the Jewish Ghetto and loved it! The owner recommended going to Il Giardino and we were quite pleased! We had a montepulciano d'abruzzo that was recommended by the waiter - we loved it! We also loved the glasses of house wine that we had there. Could have stayed all night drinking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

The artichoke both roman and jewish were great as expected. The surprise was how good the pastas were. Wonderful gnocchi, ravioli and risotto. Delightful place.

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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 - 43
  • Cuisine: Italian, 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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.