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Giggetto al portico d'Ottavia

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Via del Portico d'Ottavia 21/a-22, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 686 1105
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Raipur, India
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our worst meal in italy, and u know why ? becuase of stupid attitude of a waiter. He was arrogant, not ready to help with the menu and didnt like the fact that we were vegetarians. food was not really bad. we ordered fried artichokes jewish style and fried stuffed zuccuni flowers as really wanted to try it.... More 

Thank Faltu G
New York
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an off the beaten path place, but absolutely worth the visit. We had a small tragedy as my mother in law slipped and fell breaking a finger, but the meal was delicious!

Thank vinomarcus
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a hard place to find...and a hard place to find open. Once we did, we were happy we had been persistent. Located in the Jewish Ghetto, this restaurant has outstanding food. We ate outside and enjoyed watching the people walking by.

Thank MSUSpartansmi
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant in March 2017. Our Roman friends strongly recommended including Giggetto in our plans when they heard we love artichokes. In fact we tried fried artichokes for the first time in our lives we hadnt even heard of it. Great and pleasant surprise. Delicious. We also tired some other items all of which were excellent. Its easy... More 

Thank Gurselsedef
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Restaurant had been reccomended by our hotel, but it was not as good as expected: the waiters were a bit messy and not particularly friendly, the service very slow and unfortunately they managed to serve the bucatini amatriciana too much al dente...the pasta was so raw that hardy could be bent..... we didn't send it back because we didn't... More 

Thank Luca F
Munich, Germany
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With all the Restaurants in rome around the tourist aeras having over priced and halfway decent food, this Restaurant was a nice break. The food is not over priced and tastes pretty good! The service was as I expected and I have no complaints. They had live music which was a nice touch to our dinner in Rome. For anyone... More 

Thank benjaminroberts101
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246 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Giggetto sl Portico d'Ottavia is a restaurant where you should not book to early in the evening. Lots of Italians come here for dinner and they arrive late. So don't start before 20;00/20;30, if you like the restaurant to be a bit crowded. We had excellent Roman dishes, very traditional. And we loved the Carcioffi alla Giudia! As we were... More 

1 Thank Margrieta2013
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

They put bread and water for pay without notifying. Fried artichoke is not tasty. Seafood was not cleaned. Not satisfied

Thank Ilia K
Axminster, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had been strongly recommended to eat here but ended up rather disappointed. We were pleased to be able to eat outside but our waiter never seemed to have any 'table manners'. Dishes were plonked down at the side of the table rather than given to the person who had ordered it and no cooler was provided for our rose... More 

Thank Gillian G
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605 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

It's location is fantastic near the Octavian ruins in the former Jewish Ghetto. The restaurant is large and lacks personality. Worst was though that most of the waiters were incredibly rude and did push by the guests, letting us feel as if we intrude. Food was average at best, eg their specialty artichokes dripping in oil and chewy contrasting the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Portico d'Ottavia 21/a-22, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighbourhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 686 1105

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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