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Il Giardino Romano

#817 of 9,459 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via del Portico d_Ottavia 18, 00186 Rome, Italy
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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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126 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank Bart V
Redmond, Washington
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Jenny-Jetset
Haifa, Israel
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Dror M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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208 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank donutking1
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made the mistake of not making dinner reservations for a Friday night night in Rome (every restaurant was PACKED). After walking around for an hour and trying to get into multiple places, Il Giardino Romano found us a table for 4 out back in the courtyard. We shared a few appetizers (fried mozzarella and suppli), which were both very... More 

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Perchtoldsdorf, Österreich
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137 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The charming restaurant Giardiono Romano is located in the heart of the Jewish Ghetto.. Zhis quaint neigbourhood is a leafy but also surpsiring residential area nearby the Tiber river; it is Europe`s oldest surviving Jewish community which has been walled in ghetto-form from 1555 to 1888; today it houses a Synagoge including a Museum. Giardino Roamno is a Little resurant... More 

Thank Herbert B
Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here as we had seen it rated highly as somewhere to go for Jewish style fried artichokes. The artichokes were nice; the carbonara was average (have made better myself); and the calamari main was overcooked. So the meal went downhill from start to finish. They offered to make me something else, but by the end I just wanted... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant when we got lost in Rome. Great food, great price and ambiance. The house white wine was nice and only €6 for a half bottle.

Thank jnsnow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $44
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, 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: 390668809661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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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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