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Via del Portico d'Ottavia | 1-e 00186, Rome, Italy
+39 06 686 4642
11:00 - 23:45
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:45
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321 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 706 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok for the price, but not great. Linguini a la vongole was tasty but the bucatini was ordinary. Redeeming features were the Nastro Azzurro on tap.......and the slow service, which suited us after a long walk from Aventino via the Colloseum, Forum and Capitoline. It was busy, but then so was every other restaurant nearby. €9 each... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

When the entire wait staff does not smile, there is a problem. One even called diners "idiots" because they left a package behind. Fortunately for us, we were able to leave before making the mistake of ordering dinner. Only reason for the two stars is decent and cheap house wine. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere where the staff... More 

Thank 4jsm
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place near tiber. Spagetthi is really good yet pizza could be better.. Wine is good. Service can be little more friendly.

Thank Emre T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in a piazza just outside our hotel on Via del Tempio. Its a lively but not crazy area with a number of other restaurants nearby so the atmosphere on a warm summer evening is buzzy and pleasant. We picked this as it was close to the hotel and we were exhausted from sightseeing. The menu had a... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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279 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I thought eating lunch at this restaurant would be a welcome break from my visit to the Capitoline Museums not far away. It's in an old, scarred-looking building close to the Tiber, not far from the Roman Theatre of Marcellus. It's in the Jewish Ghetto quarter, and is also close to the large synagogue, so there are some typically Jewish... More 

Thank Kirk M
Wollongong, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We sat down for lunch and were ignored for 15 minutes and then when we finally got sick of waiting and spoke to a waiter, the only words we got out were "excuse me" and he rudely shooed us away and went over to clean a table that had been empty since before we sat down. We felt very put... More 

Thank BeckleWeckle
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We were interested in checking out the Old Jewish Quarter in Rome as a friend had recommended the area. It was a great little plaza but most of the restaurants were expensive. We thought we would choose this one based on the prices (pastas for ~€9, as opposed to €15 at surrounding restaurants and €20 at the main piazzas in... More 

Thank Monique B
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We were hot and starving and just went in to the first place we came across. I could feel from the start that the waiters could not care less. The food was overly oily ... not bad but not great. But the service is what I remember... they don't care about the client at all. Really, compared to almost every... More 

Thank Bruce D
Bucharest, Romania
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Just try the animele's dish or carciofi alla gouda. Make sure to get there early or make a reservation to get a trable outside. The view is fantastic.

Thank Florin R
City of Venice, Italy
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Outdoor seating, and friendly if sometimes slow service. Pizza is thin crust, super tasty, very Roman;and the salad menu is impressive.

Thank RebeccaZodiac

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Portico d'Ottavia | 1-e 00186, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighbourhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 686 4642

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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