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Nonna Betta

Via del Portico d'Ottavia 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 6263
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fried artichokes” (149 reviews)
“cod” (36 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Israeli, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Via del Portico d'Ottavia 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a delicious meal at Nonna Betta. After a week in Italy in various towns along the coast, it was refreshing to see a menu with more unique dishes and vegetable options. The artichoke ravioli with seabass was very good as well as the...More

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided pop into this restaurant as we really wanted to try the fried artichokes as our tour guide explained how the jewish ghetto was formed and the importance of frying the artichokes with their leaves on. Anyways we sat down to try the artichokes...More

Thank Markus A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to eating at Nonna Betta after reading lots of recommendations. But we were sorely disappointed. Appalling service, minuscule portions, food not brilliant, over-priced. Clearly too complacent about their reputation.

Thank helidjha
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a string of 'Jewish' restaurants along the Via del Portico d'Ottavia, the central street of the Ghetto area. This is the best of them, because the food is the best prepared and most authentic. As a secondary matter, the place is atmospheric. Service...More

Thank petermax9
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sure the name is meant to be funny, but it seemed rather off putting. Similarly, eating in a 'Kosher style' restaurant seemed odd. Still, we went, and had a very good meal - so forget about the name and the pretend Kosher - it...More

Thank mteq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a excellent lunch and the manager Umberto explained everything.It was a sunny day and to sit outside was a joy.The food was first class and the artichokes are fantastic.

Thank BigBob115
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch after walking around the area and were aware of the restaurant because of Anthony Bourdain's review of it. We had a mixed appetizer plate with the fried artichoke, cod, felafel, mozzarella stuffed zucchini flower and another sautéed vegetable which was...More

2  Thank Jon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended by our Food Tour guide. Popular for sure but disappointed to say that it was poor at best, average food, unimpressive service. The theme appears to be to turn over diners as fast as possible, mans arriving onto the table immediately...More

Thank Graham Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over priced, appalling service and the worst presentation I ever came across during my visit to Rome. If you want a food story to tell your friends about look elsewhere, the one we are leaving with is now written here.

Thank leftfoot9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on our stroll through the Jewish ghetto. We had one of the set lunch options which included a traditional Roman artichoke (for which this restaurant is famous), cacio e pepe, and a glass of wine. So delicious!

Thank oliverkj
Nearby
Ghetto
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
...More
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28 September 2016|
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Yes, they get very busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 45
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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.
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