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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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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here with group of friends. Busy restaurant and reservation necessary on Saturday for lunch. Food was decent lot of traditional roman Jewish dishes. The food all looked a bit dull and tasted average. Dishes are pricy.

Thank Hein F
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best restaurant in Trastevere, with a great choice of typical Roman and Jewish food. I suggest Nonna Betta for a quick and tasty lunch: fiori di zucca and cacio & pepe with cicoria, really good, obviously with typical Roman wine. Waiters are very kind and also the bill are cheap. Not bad for Rome!

Thank Valerio D
Elk Rapids, Michigan
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here because of Anthony Bourdain. Considering the food, he did not lead me wrong. Everything I ordered was delicious. The service was a bit rude though--they seemed a bit annoyed that we were tourists and that we could not speak more than a couple words in Italian. The food was good enough, though, that I am inclined to... More 

Thank autumn88
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped for lunch a little skeptical of the menu to be honest, however very quickly feel in love with the flavors. I tried the artichoke and baked lamb both perfect in all ways. Definitely will be back. Bonus is they have free wifi

Thank Newnhamp
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awful food. Pasta over cooked, tasteless. Perhaps it was because we were tourists on a Friday night they assumed they could serve us sub standard food. We have spent much time in Italy and have only had 2 bad meals and both in Rome. We have had a lot of good food inRome so know the difference. This place should... More 

Thank Michael W
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a light lunch here after visiting Campo dei Fiori. The signature antipasti here is the artichoke dishes, as Bourdain proclaimed in a poster displayed next to the menu outside the restaurant. We ordered the Carciofi alla giudìa (Jewish deep fried artichoke), which seems a little over fried with a greasy and burned smell, though the inside was soft. The... More 

Thank Billy Z
Issaquah, Washington, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I rate restaurants based on, in no particular order, location, price, food, service and ambience. Ninja Betta rated high in all areas. My wife had lamb chops (2), I had meatballs with celery in a tomato sauce that tasted like the sauce you get with cabbage rolls. We had two bottles of water. We each had a slice of chocolate... More 

Thank Jim H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Just had lunch at "Nonna Betta". Was my first time there and I must admit I will not pass a recommendation for this place. We had the "antipasto nonna betta" and the zucchine were burned and oily. Afterwards we had "coda alla vaccinara" and "abbacchio scottadito". One was too salty and the other one was too fatty.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I spent a lot of time reviewing restaurants for this trip and have not been disappointed. Enjoyed our dinner at Nonna Betta sitting outside on their patio. Was delighted with our meal. We shared the artichoke and stuffed pumpkin flowers to start. I then had the pumpkin ravioli. It was a treat, lovely and light. My husband had the cod... More 

1 Thank Pat T
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Came here excited to try some authentic Jewish cuisine in the historical, and truly rather quaint Jewish ghetto. Enticed by the restaurants rustic appeal, we were seated swiftly, greeted by the waiter (owner?) and intrigued by the menu. The restaurant was pretty busy so we didn't have particularly great seats but that didn't really matter. No doubt we were looking... 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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Staying in Ghetto

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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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