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Giggetto al portico d'Ottavia

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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
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Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We want here with our four children and mother-in-law in September of 2013, and the service was excellent. Although it was close to their closing time, they graciously seated our hungry crowd anyway. Being right beside some ancient ruins provided the kids with entertainment while we waited on our food. We got all the iconic Roman Jewish foods and tried... More 

Thank Monica A
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Novotels are usually good in proper times for families. This hotel is in a business area (EUR ) with plenty of good possibilities for moving to any area of Rome by metro. Ideal situation is having a car to move to the parking ( 4 euro for eight hours) closest to metro station. The line is going in less than... More 

1 Thank Cocco D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to this restaurant based on a Roman friend's recommendation for the artichokes. The service was correct but slightly impersonal. The food was tasty as we ordered only the dishes that they are known for.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

location was great but food was mediocre. carciofo alla giudea was greasy.mozzarella in carrozza also greasy. saltimbocca alla Romana the meet was tough. service was great but doubt will go back

Thank Susanna_Sm2
Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

One of the great joys of visiting Rome is visiting restaurants in the ghetto for their carciofi alla giudia. We dined in three: Giggetto, Piperno, and Pompiere. The latter two were superb, Giggetto was a joke. Clearly, Giggetto has seen better days and is coasting on a bygone reputation. One gets the distinct impression they've concluded that most their customers... More 

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Peoria, IL
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here with our family to have some appetizers during our walk through the Jewish Ghetto. We ordered fried artichokes, tomatoes with cheese, zucchini flowers, and puneapple...a great assortment for all. We enjoyed all of the food, especially the artichokes. The restaurant was very full on a Saturday afternoon and many locals. We would definitely return...the server was attentive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We enjoyed local delicacies including artichoke, fine wine and a reasonable bill for lunch. Real value for your money in a hidden corner.

Thank CAGodfrey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by a local friend of ours and man it was worth the visit. Their puntarelle were top!! Service was also good, just another must visit while here in Rome.

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Healy, Alaska
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

The setting itself is full of charm, and the host was welcoming. My waiter was Italian and he was very attentive to his tables, but in the European way, he left me to enjoy my meal until I needed him. I ordered the Fiori di Zucci and the Bucatini all Amatriciana. The best meal and service I have had in... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

A very popular restaurant in a great location with outdoor seating. The food is quite good and reasonably priced for Rome. One of their specialties is roasted artichoke, and it very tasty. We enjoyed dishes of stuffed zuchini flowers, fettucini with porcini mushrooms, and a very tasty spinach dish. All the dishes were good, but not outstanding. Still would recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
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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