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Il Giardino Romano

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Via Portico d'Ottavia, 18, 00186 Rome, Italy
0668809661
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Today
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: 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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  • 108
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  • 56
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  • 27
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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
Most recent review
Great dinner -

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
ThomasPBerry
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Durango, Colorado, USA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Durango, Colorado, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Florence, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Peterborough
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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wyoming
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26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great, simply a fantastic little Restaurant in a classic setting of Rome, with plenty of character and oozing wonderful flavours, textures and colours in every dish and mouthful I saw or tasted. 13 of us sat down to dine, and 13 very full and very happy and contented people struggled to stand up after a wonderful eating experience. Thank you... More 

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Redding, Connecticut, USA
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Had lunch here last week and found it extremely crowded and touristy. There were three bus groups in the restaurant at the same time and gave little room for individual guests, and service was very slow as a result. The food was tasty and the service was pleasant. We tried the artichokes which the restaurant is famous for - and... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is an nice place with good service - and they appreciate your business. The food was good and we liked the flexibility of the staff. We asked to share a couple of dishes and they split the order and gave us separate plates - (looked like full orders to us). We enjoyed the meal, the staff and the house... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Food as great as you may expect, reasonable prices. One night they had an "emergency" and they had to evacuate the garden without panic -- all done with great humour. Can't wait to go again.

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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 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian, 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?

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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.