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Giggetto al portico d'Ottavia

#451 of 814 Dessert in Rome
#3,854 of 10,137 Places to Eat in Rome
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Via del Portico d'Ottavia 21/a-22, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 686 1105
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After having read food blogs and hearing about this place, I finally went to this restaurant. Usually I am not disappointed after having done my research. But this was a real disappointment. The service was horrible. They kept forgetting what we ordered. I also saw another american family storm out after they had been waiting for an hour, and were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whilst the location is admirable, located as it is in the Ghetto with a view of Roman ruins, the dining experience was not enhanced by the arrival of the bill. We had an average meal that was quite overpriced, given the unremarkable quality of the food. Wander on, dear pilgrim, better fare awaits you with patience and observation.

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Riffa, Bahrain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place so much! The food was amazing and the service was attentive and with a smile! Totally recommend eating here.

Thank Maseroche
Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had some kind of Parmesan cheese and eggplant dish which was famously delicious. The whole party wished they had ordered it. Unfortunately the other pasta dishes were not as savory.

Thank rocknryry
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In our 4 days in Rome, this was our only bad experience. We started with Aperol Spritz which was served in a tiny glass with no ice. The potato croquettes were tasty but the fish was oily and side vegetables were extra. We ordered a small carafe of wine which was dropped at our table with no wine glasses. The... More 

Thank Norma L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned 3 nights in a row. The best gelato in Rome and make sure you get the cream. That about says it!

Thank macdk76
Paris, France
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an ok restaurant but l would never return. There are so many others promising to be better than this one. Food average, service average.... My satisfaction?.... Average. I just do not think I want to waste more time to discuss this. Eat here when you are tired and it is in front of you but do not walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family has been coming to Giggetto for years. While they're known for Jewish Roman food, they veer a bit to provide other Roman classics like amatriciana. Our waiter was delightful - perfect Roman hospitality. Treated us like family. There's a reason almost every trip back to Rome for us includes da Giggetto

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came and was pointed to table outside by manager, but before I sat down I was yelled at by a waiter that the table was reserved. By whom it was not ckear as there were plenty other tables, table was dirty as someone just left abd tgere was no reserved sign on. I suspect it is because as a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really not a great meal. Lunch for four. Famous fried artichokes a disappointment. Overly greasy and bitter. Bucatini Amitriciana unremarkable. Veal chop only average. The suppli a telefono, however, were excellent, with a hint of tomato sauce intermingled with the risotto. But otherwise, a very average meal and the service not great. The waiter when giving us the check insisted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Portico d'Ottavia 21/a-22, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighborhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 686 1105

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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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