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Nonna Betta

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Via del Portico d'Ottavia 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 6263
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11:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 23:00
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Witney, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I visited Rome from the UK. My wife found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. We were instantly felt at home upon arrival. We were waited on by multiple servers and they were all amazing. They were great with our kids and made them really happy. The pasta dish I had was very good, as well as the zucchini... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shabby location. Small plates of ok quality. If you are not in the community you clearly get thrown in the back next to the kitchen/toilets... Very unfriendly and quite meddiocre food.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here after seeing recommendations online and in books like Lonely Planet guides to Rome. I was not disappointed at all. The staff were very friendly and I never felt like I was not being attended to. The restaurant was homely and authentic to the history of the area. I had the artichoke to start and then Nona Betta's... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The venue had plenty of Jewish character. Our food was simple, tasty and enjoyable. I felt the presentation of the restaurant let the place down. The lighting was stark, it was cold at lunch time and so I had to keep my coat on. The walls were scuffed and the floors and toilet did not look particularly clean. I felt... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was throwing it down with rain so being near here we went in as it looked so lovely. Really nice decor and friendly, welcoming staff. It was beautiful. The menu was full of lovely choices. I had the artichokes lasagne and can tell you it is one of the best I have ever had. It was delicious. Hubby had... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this small restaurant in the Jewish Ghetto is delicious. Friendly service for lunch, don't miss the fried artichoke - a house specialty. We enjoyed this place immensely.

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Thank Steve M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to head to the Jewish 'ghetto' for food by some elderly Italians from florence. After stopping by a few places we settled on Nonna Betta and boy were we glad! The bread and house red were great quality and the gnocchi (from the meat menu) was amazing. I wouldn't order the meatballs again as they were dry... More 

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Thank DaveM2000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and quick service without rushing you. The lunch crowd gets busy around 1pm, so be sure to make a reservation if you come around then. The minestra cucina is a wonderfully hearty vegetable soup that is perfect for a cold winter day. Friendly towards dogs and people!

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Thank Alisha H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in Rome 6 months per year and have had Nonna Betta on my list of places to eat. Finally, after 5 years we go.... and I was expected a delicious meal. Each dish was very salty. I dont know if the chef was heavy on the salt this evening, but it was too much salt. I rarely complain... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is famous and hence always packed. The food is simple but outstanding; The fried artichokes and whole grilled sea bass were perfect. The street ambience adds to the whole historic experience. Should be part of every trip to Rome, at least at first.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Israeli, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Portico d'Ottavia 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto
  • Neighbourhood: Ghetto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6880 6263
Description
Nonna Betta - kosher style cuisine is an authentic Roman Jewish restaurant. Traditional dishes handed down by grandmother Betta are prepared express, using only seasonal ingredients. Among these, our famous fried platters, well loved for their feather-light texture. Aside from the variety with which they rotate, the oil employed for frying is used exclusively for cooking fresh vegetables and cod fillets only, that is never crustaceans or mollusks (that are prohibited) nor frozen products, which are totally missing from our pantry. The restaurant is cozy and pleasant. On the walls are large reproductions of art depicting vignettes of daily life in the Rome Jewish Ghetto before the late 1800s demolitions. In this place, immersed in a relaxed and welcoming setting, you can relive the stories of the Ghetto, and perhaps find answers to questions you "never dared to ask" regarding the Jewish culture, religion or the 2000 year-old presence of Jews in Rome.

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Ghetto
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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