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“Route 66 in the Jewish Ghetto!”

Fonzie The Burger's House
Ranked #694 of 12,162 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Ghetto
Description: Fonzie is a local small and cozy, with a strong and firm footprint in the image and gastronomic offer that focuses on high-quality products, in compliance with the rules Kosher. The offer ranges from veg-burger (made from chickpeas), delicious mini burgers, the "fresh burger" with the spicy lemon-grass, up to the mouth-watering chicken nuggets made ​​with real chicken thighs, accompanied by a selection of special craft beers. The place was born from love for cooking on our part, with the desire to achieve an angle of quality and freshness combined with the design and light-heartedness of the "Great 50s", in one of the most popular areas of Rome.
Victoria, Canada
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78 reviews
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“Route 66 in the Jewish Ghetto!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

My sister and I had been tramping around the Jewish Ghetto for a couple of hours, and were peckish. We had been devouring all the Roman specialities on our trip, and suddenly, we both had a craving for a hot dog, believe it or not! After inquiring about hot dogs from a place that advertised them, but had no idea what we were talking about, we found Fonzies, a little hole in the wall place. The cook was very helpful, the place was clean and had fun decor (posters of classic American burger joints) and we picked out our Fantas and waited for our dogs to be served.

Our hot dogs arrived at table, complete with condiments and lettuce! The weiner was kosher, and I have to say, it was one of the best hot dogs I have ever eaten. We ate them with gusto, enjoying every bite!

While we were eating, a youngish man wearing a yarmulke entered and spoke to the cooks. He introduced himself as the owner, and was pleased to hear that we enjoyed his establishment. My sister even took his picture.

We would highly recommend Fonzie's for a taste of North America in the Jewish Ghetto of Rome!

  • Visited September 2013
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“Fonzie's was a savior in Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We came to Rome after 2 weeks in the rest of Italy and were told the best Kosher food was in Rome. We were severely disappointed with every place other than Fonzie's. The food here was so good that we came back several times in a short stay in Rome. The place can get a little crowded if you come at busy times (like a Saturday night when it is the only fast food place to open), but the food is worth the wait and the staff is helpful and nice. You can also avoid the lines by just coming "early" at 7:30 or so, when the place is still empty. They will make a burger, wrap, or steak sandwich however you like and with whatever toppings and sauces you like. The bread was great and the meat was tasty. This place was better than most of the kosher food in NY, Boston, Chicago, etc. While the cost was high for what I would pay in the US, compared to the rest of Italy it was pretty inexpensive and the portion sizes were even big for an American (so you know that is big). Really look forward to coming back to Rome to visit Fonzie's again.

  • Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Good price, GREAT BURGER”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

When you get sick of pizza, and pasta, and pizza, and pasta-- and also sick of paying through nose for each meal, this place is the fix. I highly recommend for families. The onion rings are sooooo good-- onion ring portions were a bit skimpy, but very tasty. And the burgers were the just what the doctor ordered, and well sized. They have this great Bangladeshi cook who just knows how to season and fry. Stay affordable, Fonzie, and you'll be the hit of the Ghetto.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Great food and great ambience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We spent a couple of days in rome and when we find ourselves very hungry and don't know where to eat something, Fonzie Burger just appeared in front of us!

It has a great variety of meat, vegetables and sauces, with a top choice for the Tortillas, which is the end of the world!!

Daniel is a great owner and we spent some time chatting with him in a friendly way!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Giuse_on_travel
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New York City, New York
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“Burgers and Fries...Quick and Cheap”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

After starving in the heat and searching for something different than all of the pizza we'd been eating, our group had remembered passing by this Kosher burger house in the Roman Jewish Ghetto and decided to try it out. Very quick, relatively cheap and everyone enjoyed their meals. Nothing fancy, nothing out of this world but good portions and worth a visit if you are passing through that area and need something ASAP.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Alanna A
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