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Via del Portico d'Ottavia | 1-e 00186, Rome, Italy
06 686 4642
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in a piazza just outside our hotel on Via del Tempio. Its a lively but not crazy area with a number of other restaurants nearby so the atmosphere on a warm summer evening is buzzy and pleasant. We picked this as it was close to the hotel and we were exhausted from sightseeing. The menu had a... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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273 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought eating lunch at this restaurant would be a welcome break from my visit to the Capitoline Museums not far away. It's in an old, scarred-looking building close to the Tiber, not far from the Roman Theatre of Marcellus. It's in the Jewish Ghetto quarter, and is also close to the large synagogue, so there are some typically Jewish... More 

Thank Kirk M
Wollongong, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We sat down for lunch and were ignored for 15 minutes and then when we finally got sick of waiting and spoke to a waiter, the only words we got out were "excuse me" and he rudely shooed us away and went over to clean a table that had been empty since before we sat down. We felt very put... More 

Thank BeckleWeckle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We were interested in checking out the Old Jewish Quarter in Rome as a friend had recommended the area. It was a great little plaza but most of the restaurants were expensive. We thought we would choose this one based on the prices (pastas for ~€9, as opposed to €15 at surrounding restaurants and €20 at the main piazzas in... More 

Thank Monique B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We were hot and starving and just went in to the first place we came across. I could feel from the start that the waiters could not care less. The food was overly oily ... not bad but not great. But the service is what I remember... they don't care about the client at all. Really, compared to almost every... More 

Thank Bruce D
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Just try the animele's dish or carciofi alla gouda. Make sure to get there early or make a reservation to get a trable outside. The view is fantastic.

Thank Florin R
City of Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Outdoor seating, and friendly if sometimes slow service. Pizza is thin crust, super tasty, very Roman;and the salad menu is impressive.

Thank RebeccaZodiac
Shreveport, Louisiana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We ate here tonight and very disappointed . Fish did not taste fresh. Would not recommend this restaurant !! Seemed to be very informed about Gluten Free needs . But when trying to order could only recommend one item.

Thank Karen0628
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Ate at il Portico on May 7 recommended by our hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful. Caprese salad great. Gnocchi bolognese was very good. My wife had spaghetti bolognese which also was very good. House wine was great. Prices almost too reasonable. Would return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Food is ok but not exceptional. The real story is the service or lack thereof. We ordered a simple meal: cicoria, fried zucchini flower, linguine with artichokes and seafood risotto with a bottle of water. Not only did they screw up on the appetizer, but it took almost 40 minutes for our food to arrive. On top of this, from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Portico d'Ottavia | 1-e 00186, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighborhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: 06 686 4642

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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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