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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
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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580 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A vry nice place, in the jewish neighborhood of Rome. Cozy, friendly, friendly staff, very good and classical food, witH some jewish dishes. Good wine list. WortH going.

1 Thank carlosmp
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located in the heart of the historic Jewish ghetto of Rome and therefore offers traditional Roman food with added twist of Jewish dishes.The surroundings are amazing with Roman columns in sight.

1 Thank rosariomugnaini
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After several local people recommended Giggetto, we tried this charming restaurant. The small village feel of the Portico d'Ottavia, the outstanding service (by far the best we had in our trip to Italy), and the stellar meal made this our favorite in Rome. The food may be traditional fare but it was exceptional in execution. Highly recommended!

Thank Suzanne F
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank TravelerDudePerson
Riffa, Bahrain
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE went to the restaurant not for a big dinner, but as passing by the Ghetto and to try the famous Carciofi allla giudia. We were seated at first, but then kicked out for ordering "too little" food. There where plenty of free tables, but no...obviously one must make a 20 Euro + bill to sit in this restaurant. The... More 

Thank Georgina D
Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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

1 Thank macdk76

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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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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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