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Nonna Betta

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Via del Portico d'Ottavia 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 6263
11:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been advised that we needed to sample Jewish-Roman food on our trip, my research showed that this was probably the best restaurant in the area. We were not disappointed. The food was great and the service was pretty good too. Fried artichoke has to be tried and the oven baked lamb with potatoes was so tasty!! My only regret... More 

Thank Treacle2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The slow cooked beef with tomato was INCREDIBLE. And you have to have the fried artichoke. Great place - the best compliment I can give it is that Romans eat here. Not a tourist joint. Friendly staff. Not expensive. Great great restaurant.

Thank edh1983
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect lunch! Went with family of 4, the food really was BRILLIANT, we had a delay in getting our table which at the time was annoying but the food was worth the wait! Will definitely be back

Thank grezandcharlotte
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. Pasta was above average. Service felt genuinely warm and friendly. A comfortable place to have a nice meal.

Thank RabidGoose
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Nonna Betta on Christmas day and had the classic fried artichokes, etc... along with a few other dishes and a bottle of Brunello Di Motalcino DOCG- Azienda Agricola La Torre. The Jewish enclave in Rome is a must see area and has some great traditional dishes and a vibe all it's own.

Thank SC568
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eating in nonna betta great story starts with carciofo ended with dolce..in the middle best time ever have.Best restaurant ,excellent taste and service.we loved it so much. You must try it in you trip to rome.

Thank Hima H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yum! We ate early and didn't book. Got much busier closer to 1pm. Staff were very friendly. Must try the fried artichoke, vegetable soup (very flavorsome), and the giant gnocchi. A wonderful experience.

Thank JAnneinOz
Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a lunch with my family in for the first time in this nice and crowded restaurant in the Jewish quarter of Rome city centre. I was positively surprised of quality and great taste of the proposed food I can define home made with the taste reminding me the one I was used to have on Sunday lunch at... More 

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Porvoo, Finland
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a perfect lunch, artichoke and trad pasta. Even a solo female traveller felt welcome. Will definately be back at my next visit to Rome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If hunger strikes while exploring the Ghetto of Rome, there’s one place to go for authentic Jewish cuisine: Nonna Betta. Located near the Piazza di Campitella, this cozy Kosher-friendly restaurant is suitable for vegetarians and anyone looking for a quick and tasty lunch. Nonna Betta was even featured by celebrity-chef Anthony Bourdain, who agrees with my assessment of their delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 45
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Israeli, Kosher
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Portico d'Ottavia 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighbourhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6880 6263
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ghetto

Neighbourhood Profile
The mini-neigbourhood 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 neighbourhood, 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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