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Franco e Cristina

#2,586 of 9,742 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Portico d'Ottavia 5 | Ghetto, Rome, Italy
+39 06 687 9262
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Gijon, Spain
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am very adamant about service...whether high class ritzy, casual or take out. This place is usually full of nearby locals and this attracts tourists. I can't say the food is terrible but it's very simple and served modestly on a plastic plate. In all honesty, the food is normal and basically just good enough to get by on an... More 

Thank gloandeat d
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just love it! If you want to try the real italian pizza in a tipical italian house where italians go, here's the spot! The base if the pizza is light and crunchy!

Thank Sandra M
Reykjavik, Iceland
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Saw all the school kids heading in for their afternoon slices...Kids know pizza! It was delicious and an amazing assortment, paid for by weight. A great lunch stop!

Thank kenny w
Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

All the locals come here to taste truly excellent kosher Italian home made dishes. Pizza and crispy artichoke were delicious and the fried cod was super fresh and was delicious. They aren't super friendly but who cares. I came there to eat and it's like eating in a diner.

Thank Tanna S
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by when it was super busy with lunch crowd. It took some sign language but we walked out with pizza for 5 that was great. Would happily stop by again.

Thank Jaybee767
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank thebrand0ns
Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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225 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
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 

Thank plum9195

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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