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Il Giardino Romano

#838 of 9,532 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via del Portico d_Ottavia 18, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 9661
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Winterthur, Switzerland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was one thing I wanted to do while in Rome: visit this restaurant, which had been praised by Anthony Bourdain, and try the artichokes. I can only say it was absolutely worth it. The Jewish-style artichoke (carciofi alla giuda) were a life-changing experience. They are essentially deep-fried artichokes which, when served, look like daisies and taste like heaven (nutty... More 

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Bronx, New York
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As its name suggests, this is a Roman garden of delights. It is in the former Jewish ghetto which has since become gentrified. The restaurant specializes in artichokes, made every which way. Visitors enter past an overflowing case of raw ones. We had the fried Jewish-style whole artichoke appetizer, not to be missed. They have pastas, pizzas, risottos also with... More 

Thank Vicky140
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located in the most beautiful part of Ghetto, the Jewish neighbourhood in Rome. While dining (or lunching, like we did) you have great views at the ruins of the old fish market and the 'Portico d'Ottavio' to wich te street was mentioned. The restaurant offers special Jewish dishes, but it stays Italian in al its manners. The... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We stumbled upon Il Giardino Romano as we walked the streets of the Jewish Ghetto. It's well situated for people watching and taking in the neighborhood atmosphere. I chose a creamy and dreamy risotto with zucchini and saffron from the excellent selections on the menu. The menu items were priced fairly. The house chardonnay was crisp and refreshing. The wait... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Exelent service by Adrian, and very nice dishes aside good wine suggested by Adrian made a plesent evening of about two hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We first visited this restaurant in October 2014 and loved the food so much we returned when we went went away in august. The staff remembered us and the food was just as amazing as it was 2 years ago. Nothing was too much trouble the service was great and the location amazing. We will definitely be returning in 2018.

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Port Ewen, New York
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220 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

After trying to get into another restaurant without knowing we needed reservations, stumbled upon this place. Nobody pushy outside trying to coral us into eating there like others on the block. Service was prompt and menu varied. The fried artichokes were awesome. Should have gotten more than 1 for 2 people. Both entrees came quickly and tasted great. Very good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our first night because it was very convenient for us but to be honest it was as good if not better than anywhere else we have eaten in all of our stay here. The staff are super friendly and you can also get food to take away if you are staying nearby. Not sure if this... More 

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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 - $43
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
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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