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Il Portico

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Via del Portico d'Ottavia | 1-e 00186, Rome, Italy
06 686 4642
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Food was nice but with loads of grass. We ask for a starter that never came. Service is medium/low because is very confused.

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Miguel F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was nice but with loads of grass. We ask for a starter that never came. Service is medium/low because is very confused.

Thank Miguel F
Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I should start by saying that the fried artichokes they have at easter time are AMAZING. This dish blew my mind. The petals were crispy and perfectly seasoned. As for the other dishes: the carbonara was salty to the point that we didn't bother eating it, the fried cod was tasty but there were quite a few bones, the pesto... More 

Thank alittlefallofrain
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Pasta was dry. Guess it had been reheated. Wine was DOC and not DOCG. Steak was fatty an not delicate Potatoes was roasted on a pan that had been used for fish Roasted vegetables was bitter. Had a look into the kitchen. Dirty and lots of food on the floor. Dont go there. It used to be great some years... More 

Thank JensJakobAndersen
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

The waitress don't served us because we are seven people and we order food only the four of us. Awful hospitality and behaviour for tourists. ..

Thank Sotiris S
Reston, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Pretty decent and affordable Roman food in a great area. Set right off the Via del Portico d'Ottavia, it is at the heard of the historic Jewish Ghetto. The service is good, as are the prices, and definitely don't miss the Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish-style artichokes.) The menu is extensive and it's generally good but not great. Though, if you're... More 

Thank Abbie F
Bucharest, Romania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We went there because we read good things about it on trip advisor & it was awful. We actually gave back the food because it was tasteless and we still had to pay for it.

Thank Alina V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Good food, really good prices, waiter was not the cheeriest of fellas. Quiet location, some street traders.

Thank Mark H
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

A busy little square with several cafes. This one is a treat. Great Pizza and very reasonably priced. Have the house wine it's lovely and nicer than the bottles that they offer Good service food and lovely location.

Thank Jo M
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We had lunch in this restaurant after walking off the beaten path of Rome. Our excursion ended in the Jewish Ghetto neighbourhood and it is well known for good food. Therefore it was no brainer to stay and eat in this area. We chose this restaurant by chance and it appeared to be good by the menu posted outside. It... More 

Thank Joe_Cruzer
Vienna, Austria
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139 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The best value for money I experienced in Rome. Good selection of Italian/Roman food The restaurant looks simple, but is charming, the service friendly. Had excellent pasta and a beef steak with tomato/mozzarella salad. The Piazza where the restaurant is located gives you a real Italian feeling as many locals meet there as well to have a chat.

Thank Gerti1210

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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