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Il Giardino Romano

#1,785 of 8,609 Restaurants in Rome
#2,108 of 9,378 Places to Eat in Rome
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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, Lunch, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Low key spot with artichoke specialites

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Rich M
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We wanted to sit in Da Giggeto but we didn't have reservation, so we sat here and we din't make a mistake. One of the top 3 restaurants. Fried artichokes, stuffed zucchini flowers with mozzarella and anchovy, one of the best cacio e pepe pasta I've tried in Rome, delicious eggplant with tomatoes and mozzarella and good pizza. The waiters... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Visited here with our Italian Guide for lunch and spent longer than was expected as the food was great and the service ambience terrific. The pasta is fresh made twice a day and one of the specialities is fried Artichoke which I suggest you try as its sublime. The Fettuccine Romano was well worth the visit alone. Try to get... More 

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were tired and sat down here without doing any research although I now see that consulting trip advisor would not have helped. I do not understand why others rate this place so high. We got off on the wrong foot with the waiter because he kept coming back when we were not ready to order yet which irritated us... More 

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Poinciana, Florida
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife and I, with 3 other family members, celebrated our 50th anniversary at this restaurant. We selected it based on tripadvisor comments and the menu. We selected well. The food was excellent and service was very good. Was it our best meal in Italy, no - as there are many excellent restaurants. But if I was in that area,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Among all of the kosher restaurants this is a good place if you are into real Italian dining! We had some antipasti and pizza and had a great experience. The staff is good and the pizzas are truly geniuine!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 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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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 - 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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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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