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La Taverna del Ghetto

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Via del Portico d'Ottavia, 7, Rome, Italy
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 18:00 - 23:15
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Greater Perth, Australia
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264 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried Jewish style artichoke for the first time. Hard to describe but with a go. Has an interesting pasta dish with zucchini, zucchini flowers & dried meat. Sounds weird but it worked. Lots to choose from in desserts. A mix of locals & tourists, Jews and gentiles.€35 including water, wine & coffee.

Thank John F
Lund, Sweden
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant partly because we wanted to try something in the ghetto and party because it was close to our hotel. We arrived early in the evening (around 7pm) and were seated immediately . The pesto we received with our bread was way too spicy and would have killed our taste buds had we eaten it. The... More 

Thank NormaAndersson
Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I have been here on several occasions and never disappointed. Good food at reasonable prices (for central Rome). Friendly service, clean smart interior.

Thank LS6Tim
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Before going I checked reviews and my overall opinion is in contradiction with those saying it is not good quality and that the service is poor. I had a wonderful experience and found it meets high level standards. It's only a bit too expensive.

Thank valentinastrammiello
New York City, New York
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220 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This restaurant is a good choice if you are near the old Jewish Ghetto. There are traditional Roman-Jewish dishes, including fried artichoke, fried fishes, salads, pastas. Lively atmosphere with outdoor seating available. Tasty food. Good service.

Thank Mark G
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286 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This will be short: the Carciofo Giudia was overcooked and oily, the Carciofo alla Romana was tough and tasteless, and the grigliata miste de carne lacking flavor. The spinaci was good. A waste of 42 euros. Go elsewhere.

Thank EastVillageDenizen
Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Visiting the Rome Ghetto and went to the restaurant as one of three mentioned by the NY Times in an article about the neighborhood. Bad choice. Small portions; grilled meat terribly overcooked (advice - if you are going to make it as thin as possible, don't leave it on the grill); grossly overpriced; and terrible service (four waiters on a... More 

Thank HMS59
Ubud, Indonesia
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I was kindly taken to the Jewish quarters in Rome to this restaurant. I don't normally drink wine but the manager insisted he could choose for me. I was shocked! He was spot on and I loved it. I haven't had a red wine since. The food was great and the fried artichoke a real treat. I would definitely dine... More 

Thank sandy e
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

They have gnocchi every Thursday and it was great. The humus and falafel was very good. Overall a good place for a quick but decent and relaxing bite.

Thank Diego P
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We came here after we found the restaurant we were planning to go to was shut for the evening. The outside appeared welcoming and menu seemed ok. We all had artichokes to start and pasta as main. The artichokes were horrid but we felt obliged to eat them from pushy staff. Of the 5 pasta mains, 2 were inedible. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Israeli, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Portico d'Ottavia, 7, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighbourhood: Ghetto

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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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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