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Franco e Cristina

#2,556 of 9,556 Restaurants in Rome
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Via Portico d'Ottavia 5 | Ghetto, Rome, Italy
+39 06 687 9262
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We came in and queued at the counter. We asked to order but were ignored. Two people who arrived after us were served before us. Might just have been a bad day but we decided to go somewhere else.

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Franco e Cristino is very small shop selling all kinds of delicacies which you can eat sitting at some tables and chairs outside. Pizza is an amazingly delicious and cheap. Highly recommended.

Thank lilaiboba
Paris, France
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

At a casual glance, FRANCO E CRISTINO is a nondescript pizzeria on the main street of the Jewish Ghetto, Via Portica d’Ottavia 5. Inside, it is as nondescript but its pizzas are something else: thin, crisp crusts layered with slices of zucchini or eggplant or potato and more, so finely sliced they bring to mind stained glass vegetable windows. Slices... More 

Thank Michael E
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We got this recommendation during a cycling tour. We really loved the food and the authentic atmosphere (apart from the plastic plates and cutlery maybe). It's one of the restaurants in this street where nobody is trying to persuade you to come inside. And they really don't have to. Try the lasagne and the croquet ... well everything was amazing!

Thank Andre E
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch at suggestion of locals. Was not expecting lavish decor or service, but did want to try inexpensive good local food. Pizza is sold by weight- good idea as we wanted more than one to try so we were able to. Problem was, even after being heated in the oven behind the counter, the pizza was not hot.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

They don't speak much English but it's enough to order. They sell pizza by weight. Most of the pizza did not look fresh but we got there Thursday around 4pm. We sat outside in the small piazza and drank wine for at least two hours. A small glass of wine was only E1.5. The entire menu was inexpensive.

Thank janicept
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Very tasty pizza, fresh, big variety of pizza tastes. Highly recommended. Best lunch. Very reasonable price. We loved it.

Thank DaveZal
Roden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

When walking around the Jewish quarter we were recommended to go to this pizzeria by a local woman. What a find. It's not your usual pizzeria. It's a very small shop selling all kinds of delicacies which you can eat sitting at some tables and chairs outside. Amazingly delicious and cheap, Lots of local come to take food out. I... More 

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Birkerod, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is really a find, many locals eat here,it is cheap, the foood is excellent, it stays open from 7.30 to 21, and serves an eminently drinkable white wine at 1,5 Euro for a glass of 20 cl. We had lunch here several times in September/October this year, and the average bill came to around 12 Euro for two persons.... More 

Thank Perholger
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We were starving and 5PM: everything closed. Anyway Franco was not - bad mistake. Bored staff, ugly pizza, ugly interiér (even you consider this as fastfood).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Portico d'Ottavia 5 | Ghetto, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighborhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 687 9262

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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
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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