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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
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Paris, France
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Amsterdam
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Thank CAGodfrey
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Entering the restaurant was good, employees was really nice and was seated properly. The appetizer was good but the best was the fried artichoke. The pasta was disgusting, was not cooked all the way and was not fresh. This is a place for tourists, it's not a place like it used to be.

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kbold
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14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We really went for the carciofi but ended up getting dinner. Pastas were not good. Artichoke was ok. Scallopini was downright bad (canned mushrooms!).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Very good food (we had the fried artichoke and ossobuco). We went during lunch time and got served quite fast and friendly by Hermano.

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Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Went there for dinner and will never go back. The amatriciana I ordered was watery, full of salt and the guanciale was burnt. We then ordered the 'ossobuco with peas' and it was awful, again extremely salty and oily and we went out of the restaurant feeling so heavy and disgusted. Never again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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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Neighborhood Profile
Ghetto
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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