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“Excellent Jewish Roman Food”
Review of Nonna Betta

Nonna Betta
Ranked #3,006 of 13,229 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ghetto
Description: Nonna Betta - kosher style cuisine is an authentic Roman Jewish restaurant. Traditional dishes handed down by grandmother Betta are prepared express, using only seasonal ingredients. Among these, our famous fried platters, well loved for their feather-light texture. Aside from the variety with which they rotate, the oil employed for frying is used exclusively for cooking fresh vegetables and cod fillets only, that is never crustaceans or mollusks (that are prohibited) nor frozen products, which are totally missing from our pantry. The restaurant is cozy and pleasant. On the walls are large reproductions of art depicting vignettes of daily life in the Rome Jewish Ghetto before the late 1800s demolitions. In this place, immersed in a relaxed and welcoming setting, you can relive the stories of the Ghetto, and perhaps find answers to questions you "never dared to ask" regarding the Jewish culture, religion or the 2000 year-old presence of Jews in Rome.
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Very tasty lunch in the jewish quarter of Rome. Second visit as we were here three years ago and chose to return having had a very good meal. Cucina romana with the option to eat indoors or outdoors, which we chose to do since we could people watch while eating. Ordered artichokes - jewish style, lemon smelts, gnocchi with lamb ragu, beef in tomato sauce and excellent dessert (see photos). Very pleased with the service which was better than in other restaurants in Rome, staff had a good sense of humour. Would return and recommend to others.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Nothing to say: great food and impressive service. I appreciated the fact that one of the waiters was able to communicate in at least three languages. I'm Italian so it doesn't really matter to me, but it's a great plus for foreigners. Give it a shot.

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stumbled on Nonna Betta quite by accident while looking for somewhere to eat early one evening. It's a kosher style restaurant with images of Jewish ghetto's around the walls. Food offering is simple and very, very good - much like eating home cooking which is what the restaurant advertises. Great food, great atmosphere, very friendly staff - do go and try their cooking. As a follow up I had e-mailed the restaurant with a question to which I eceived a very prompt response, not always the case with many businesses.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We sought out Nonna Betta because of the rave reviews. It was good, but did not live up to our expectations. We ordered vegetable cous cous, artichokes, pasta with pecorino, sauteed vegetables, and falafel. We did not enjoy the artichokes, either. I assume they were made perfectly, but it is not something that appealed to us (agreeing with the reviewers who commented on burned, bitter leaves). The other items we ordered were good, not great. What really disappointed me, though, was the bread set on our table without asking us. Then, we were charged 6 euros for the bread we did not want.

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ravuRoma, Proprietario at Nonna Betta, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

de gustibus non est disputandum: kim doesn't like the artichokes jewish style. smile.
anyway, thank you for your review.

about the issue of the bread I'd just want to say that italian custom is to have bread on the table and you'll always find it in every house and restaurant. furthermore a lot of people likes to eat more than one basket with olive oil and aromatic vinegar but pays only one time: the second time is for free.

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Just returned from Rome and this was by far our favorite meal. Would love to have the recipe for the artichoke lasagna!!! I'm not usually one to eat vegetarian but this was fantastic!! Wish they were back here in the states.

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