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Forno Boccione

#198 of 777 Dessert in Rome
#2,039 of 10,723 Places to Eat in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Via del Portico d'Ottavia, 1, Rome, Italy
08:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 19:00
Fri 08:00 - 13:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

This bakery is not my favourite for the atmosphere or the furniture ... This bakery has attracted my attention because of the many delicious cakes, pastries you can see through the simple window, and it has become my favourite one because of the delicious cookies filled with almonds and dried fruits which are really the best that I have tried... More 

Thank Eleonora A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious, authentic and charming bakery. Those who complain about bad service and burnt buns completely miss the history and character of this place...a must visit.

Thank James R
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Whenever in Rome I cant miss a standing appointment with this bakery! I have been coming here since I was a little girl. This bakery makes a Torta di Ricotta e Visciole "Ricotta and Sour Cherry Cake that is to die for. One of Rome's best kept secrets.

1 Thank Emanuela P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

My wife and I loved the Jewish Pizza, a dried fruit pastry which was still warm when we got our first bite. We came back a couple of days later, but unfortunately they had already closed. Would have loved to try other items.

1 Thank Marknbellair
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Amazing , addictive worth the calories I had the pizza Ebraica ,wish I knew how to make it Burnt biscuit scone with almonds ,pine nuts ,sultanas and glacé fruit Chewy on the inside Every ingredient the best result world class I havnt had sugar for 4 years broke it to taste these oh dear !!!!

Thank Patricia E
Lecce, Italy
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

If you would like to try a unique cake you have to come here and buy a piece of jewish pizza. Il looks orrible, because it seems burnt, but the teste is amaizing ! The recipe of this dessert is secret, but it is certanly made with almonds, pinenuts, candied citron and candied grapes. The women who work here are... More 

1 Thank maria_vittoria_ve
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

It's nice that a long- standing small family business like this survives and that it does at all is tribute to the ladies' talents and the outstanding quality of the limited repertoire (they do a few things extraordinarily well), of cakes, pastries, biscotti and pies they bake on site, frequently having to open the door to let the smoke from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Ricotta cake, cinnamon biscotti, mandel bread...dreaming of this bakery. Family run bakery of the highest quality with a very limited selection of goods. This is a specialty bakery that does a few things and does them perfectly.

1 Thank jul2000
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

I'm sincerely glad some people don't know what the fuss is about. That leaves more chance for those of us that love this place to be able to get one of their goodies. The Torta di ricotta with chocolate is to die for, the Giannetti are great for breakfast. And now they make A version of the Giannetti with chocolate... More 

2 Thank Sandra S
Richmond, North Yorkshire, UK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

I have to agree with a review below...no amount of semi-sweet pastry could wash away the bitter taste of our visit here. Despite waiting patiently in a 15-minute line (in which we were rudely cut in on, right at the counter), and ordering politely the staff (two ladies) were phenomenally rude. It's clear they don't like tourists...so I'd stay away.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Portico d'Ottavia, 1, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighbourhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: +39066878637

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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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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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