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Il Giardino Romano

#825 of 9,739 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via del Portico d_Ottavia 18, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 9661
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food great. Hot, tasty, reasonably priced. Drinks also reasonably priced. Great setting, friendly waiters, nice toilets (even a toilet seat)! Everything a Brit abroad could want!

Thank Mark T
Acton, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to try authentic fried artichokes in the Roman Ghetto and chose Il Giardino after checking the menus on all the open restaurants on the Via del Portico d'Ottavia. We were not disappointed. The artichokes, which we shared as a first course, were light, crispy, and oh so tasty. Our main courses were pastas: one with truffles, the other... More 

Thank ACT-MA
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food, ambiance and service is phenomenal! Our server Saaed was attentive and made sure we enjoyed every dish we ordered. This ended up being our favorite dinner of the trip. Must try the fried artichoke! Tip - Make a reservation as the do get pretty busy.

Thank AliciaStyers
Rome, Italy
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183 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We went there with the family. Food and service were ok. Setting is nice especially in the back garden (covrred and heated at night). But unfortunately I don't think we will ever go back... price was so expensive!!! Compared to what we normally pay in Rome for the 6 of us it was 50% more.

Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Went here on Christmas Eve due to the high trip advisor ratings and were let down at first. Sent food back the first time but the amazing staff recommended other dishes and brought those out. When we got the bill they had cleared the original dishes and the new dishes which was very nice. I'm sure if you enjoy traditional... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed Il Giardino Romano. The specialty of artichokes was surprisingly pleasing (fried, yet light). Beyond that the house red was lovely and each dish we had was cooked well: it was consistently good across each course. The staff were formal, but incredibly prompt and polite. On the question of value you essentially get what you pay for here.... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

A very nice restaurant with very nice staff. Good is great and the prices are affordable. Basically you pay the right price for what you get and you get exactly what you expect. Strongly recommend it.

Thank Lucian L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

People very friendly, good service and clean restaurant. One of the best Italian dishes was the artichokes.One of the best spaghetti carbonara and lasagna we have tried in Italy. Prices were reasonable,we highly recommend it.Sitting outside was a lovely experience in a pleasant environment.

Thank Costas K
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner on recommendation from friend and were not disappointed. Had the fried artichoke and gnocchi with pesto, husband had carbonara and oz tails. We both enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

Thank ld mom
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Have been there for lunch on a sunday, very friendly waiter, and they leave you in peace, you can eat and chat very relaxing place! Good food!

Thank Mica72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $42
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Portico d_Ottavia 18, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighborhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6880 9661

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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