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Il Portico

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Via del Portico d'Ottavia 1E, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 686 4642
11:00 - 23:45
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't say bad thing about the place. But food is average. Cacio and pepe tonnarelli nothing of special and carciofi alla giudea taste "industrial". Basically if you appreciate real roman food, this is not the place. if you are a tourist and know nothing about italian food, you might like it.

Thank alanpho2
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated in the Jewish Ghetto, Il Portico offers a good range of Roman cuisine at reasonable prices. We visited as a group of 18. Although the service was on slow side, the quality of the food made up for this. Would visit again.

Thank Padre_S_M_J
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Good service. Two starters, four simple pasta dishes, one litre of lovely house red wine for a total of fifty euro. Would visit again.

Thank Neil S
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We've literally just asked for a table when waiter was sweeping the floor, waiter just ignored us and left us stood for a few minutes. We were then invited to eat at the restaurant next door 'Sie ghetto' where service was efficient and friendly.

Thank Jamie R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We didn't expect much from a restaurant on the street, in a touristic place. But it turned out to be one of the best food we tried in Rome. The 2nd one is Gabriello's.

Thank Glebova M
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325 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 724 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 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 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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285 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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

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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
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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 1E, 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?
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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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