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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
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first night in Rome, we were heading towards city center but decided to ask our driver for a recommendation and he suggested Giggetto. Clams and mussels were great appetizers. They were very flavorful. Main dishes we ordered were lamb chops, spaghetti carbonara, spaghetti with seafood, a fish (too many bones), fettuccine bolognese. All were fantastic. My lamb chop was... More 

Thank trammyn629
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of THE places for the famous Carciofi alla Judia (artichokes) but it has an interesting and ever-so-slightly different menu. It is a very popular place for families to meet for Sunday lunch which meant that we had to wait for an hour before coming back for our table (no problem - just go and enjoy a drink... More 

Thank JMEdQ
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service and cold food and expensive. Will never go back. It was one of the most famous places in Rome. Now it's just for tourists to rip off.

Thank Alessandra C
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here with some colleagues of mine and by word of mouth I believed this was a good typical restaurant Food was good by in any case I felt I was in one of this roman touristic places where you can give your clients any kind of food the atmosphere was quite ok, except for some other loud... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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301 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When visiting Rome make it a point to eat in the Jewish Ghetto adjacent to the splendid synagogue. I had a business dinner at Giggeto al portico d'Ottavia and enjoyed it immensely. The fried artichokes were the best I had while in Rome. The fried cod fillet was excellent, as were the croquettes, caprese con bufala, and fettucine with porcini... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by a British tour guide he said that they had the best artichokes in Rome. The artichokes were ok. We had better in Rome. The puntarella salad was swimming in dressing so much so that we had to drain the liquid from the bottom of the bowl. Waiter just shrugged his shoulders. I can't even remember... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We were recommend this restaurant by hotel. It was a fair walk away so we had high expectations. The food and the staff couldn't be faulted- brilliant. However, the restaurant was lacking in any atmosphere. Bright lights lit the stark white walls making it feel more like a shopping centre than a restaurant. We also found that they really hadn't... More 

Thank tturnham
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

While living in Rome for a few months, this restaurant came recommended as the best Artichoke in Italy from a man who has lived in Rome for 60 years. Trusting this wise advice, my boyfriend and I went for dinner. We ordered artichokes for appetizer, then after the main course, we ordered two more artichokes for dessert. That's how good... More 

Thank Michelle J
Rome, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Very crowded restaurant near the Portico of Octavia. It is required to reserve. Good Roman specialties such as puntarele with anchovies, fried hake, and especially the artichokes. Special small strawberries of Lake Nemi. Waiters to much busy. Prices a bit high but overall experience to be recommended.

Thank adamlorst
Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

A local friend recommended this place. We really enjoyed the amazing fried artichoke appetizer (which they're apparently famous for) and the fresh pastas. We were even treated to a serenade by a guy on a guitar while we dined.

Thank NCGrif

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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 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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