Trattoria da Giggetto, Rome

4.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews

Via del Portico d'Ottavia, 21/A - 22 +39 06 686 1105
  • An unassuming entrance to Giggetto 2
    An unassuming entrance to Giggetto 2
    by Mmasarech
  • Outdoor seating at Trattoria da Giggetto
    Outdoor seating at Trattoria da Giggetto
    by MM212
  • Teasing us with fresh artichokes
    Teasing us with fresh artichokes
    by MM212

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    Trattoria da Giggetto: Another place for Carciofi alla giudia

    by MM212 Updated Apr 14, 2010

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    Teasingly displaying the freshest artichokes right in the shadow of the unbelievable Roman Portico d'Ottavia, Trattoria da Giggetto serves authentic Jewish Roman cuisine. The trattoria has been run by the same family for three generations and although overrun by tourists, it serves delicious dishes, including the most celebrated Carciofi alla giudia, i.e. fried artichokes (Jewish style). The food is extremely tasty and the ambiance is casual and friendly. Da Giggetto offers a similar menu to the nearby Piperno at materially lower prices, even if not as exquisite. My preference would be to try Piperno, but only if paying the higher price would not be an issue. Da Giggetto's outdoor seating, though, is a plus. Why not try both and decide for yourself?

    Teasing us with fresh artichokes Outdoor seating at Trattoria da Giggetto

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    Giggetto 2 Caffe: Tucked away and worth finding

    by Mmasarech Written Feb 23, 2009

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    We found this little wine & food bar while wandering in the Jewish Ghetto... and ended up eating there two nights. Great bresaola with arugula, tuna tartare, lasagne, nice, affordable wine selection and a tasty house vino rosso. Staff was really gracious and very accommodating despite our poor Italian. The desserts were really good, too. We had a chocolate mousse and tiramisu. Comfortable, not fancy.

    Favorite Dish: The bresaola had just the right amount of lemon... with the "rucola e grana" it was great.

    An unassuming entrance to Giggetto 2
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  • Hostaria Giggetto al Portico d'Ottavia: mhh... original roman food

    by jazzmatazz Written Jan 28, 2004

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    Basically it's a spacious roman upper class restaurant. Exclusively well dressed italians, very nice atmosphere and service, excellent vine, delicious food such as cannelloni, spaghetti alle vongole (with mussels), several fish soups, vegetarian food, innards (watch out!), no pizza!

    Favorite Dish: Spaghetti ai frutti di mare (seafood)

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