Rome Restaurants

Ba' Ghetto

  • Via del Portico d'Ottavia 57 Map It
  • Jewish Ghetto
  • Israeli
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

This hot spot on the main promenade in the Jewish Ghetto has been going strong for years, with pleasant indoor and outdoor seating. The kitchen is kosher (many places featuring Roman Jewish fare are not) and serves meat dishes (so no dairy); the menu features an assortment of Roman Jewish delights, as well as Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Jewish fare. Enjoy starters like phyllo "cigars" stuffed with ground meat and spices, or the mixed appetizer platter with hummus. Forego pasta for couscous (the spicy fish is delicious) or baccalà with raisins and pine nuts. Down the street is Ba'Ghetto Milky (Via del Portico d'Ottavia 2/a), the kosher dairy version of the original.

Restaurant Information


Via del Portico d'Ottavia 57, Rome, Latium, 00186, Italy

Map It



Restaurant Details:

  • No dinner Fri.; no lunch Sat.

Published 06/07/2016


Book A Trip



  • CARS

Map View

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all restaurants in Rome

Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating

By LupoSe1

  • Décor

  • Service

  • Value

  • Food

Oct 2, 2016

Oh dear

Fodors is my bible and I ve never written s review here, but Ba'Ghetto takes the biscuit. We lived in Rome but after a few years absence have never had a worse experience than today's in Ba'Ghetto- upsettingly recommended by Fodors. Perfunctory service followed by pasta with "Parmigiano" of the disgusting dried type from supermarkets a few decades ago, then fish courses which smelled very high and were obviously well past fresh . Staff denied

nothing - and apologised for nothing- clearly knew the score that this is now a tourist trap. It should not even appear on Fodors.

Read More