This restaurant is a model of the Hebraic-roman tradition and is located in one of the most evocative places in the quarter. The cellar, which can be ... More
Giggetto al Portico d'Ottavia
This restaurant is a model of the Hebraic-roman tradition and is located in one of the most evocative places in the quarter. The cellar, which can be found in the foundations of Portico d'Ottavia, is worth a visit. The codfish fillet is sublime, perhaps the best in Rome, as are the anchovies and artichokes alla giudia. The home-made desserts are mouth-watering. Good wine list.
We ordered the fried artichoke. When they brought it, they brought it with two other appetizers which we did not want. But we were charged anyhow, in a bait and switch method. The food is good, but not outstanding. The service was poor, and we felt like we had been had. This is a tourist trap. Avoid it. There are plenty of other lovely restaurants in the same area.
I'm very well-traveled, and this restaurant rates right up there with my top 10 in my travels. Have their specialty, fried artichoke - absolutely splendid! Get a table in the front room to the right hand side of the restaurant. When it's a sunny day and they have the doors open to the street, it's perfect for people watching.
We had lunch here, sitting at a nice table out on the street with a beautiful view of the Portico d'Ottavia. The food and service were wonderful. This was one of our two favorite dining experiences in Rome.
I could have eaten every meal at this restaurant while I was in Rome!
By A Yahoo Contributor, 6/19/06
The fried artichokes are worth a trip to Rome!!! They are delicious - the restaurant is famous for them. The fried cod was excellent also. Giggetto is a very large restaurant on the inside with tables on the sidewalk outside under an awning. Although the restaurant seats dozens of people, the service is excellent and the waiters are friendly, smiling, and helpful. The pasta was excellent also. Of course, the fact that the restaurant is setting next to the Portica d'Ottavia makes the location a great one -- as well as being just a block from the wonderful Jewish Museum. All in all, some of the best food in Rome -- and clearly a "local" popular restaurant. I recommend that you go out of your way to have lunch or dinner at the Giggetto!!! Just give the taxi driver the address and have him take you there.
i was in rome with my girl friend. on an evening we went for dinner to "Giggetto" an we both ate roman specialities. I reccomend the "Bucatini all'amatriciana" or the "Fettucine ai carciofi". This Pasta-Plates have a very excellent taste - comparable only with the Pasta-Plates of my mum :-)
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