We will be in Rome with free time May 17th and 18th and would like to eat at a restaurant in the Jewish Ghetto or take a food tour in that area. Would like suggestions for any good restaurants.
The Roman Guy is a popular tour group (besides WalksofItaly and DarkRome)
Watch this video, "The Jewish Ghetto" -- hosted by Sean (one of the leads at The Roman Guy) He is informative, down to Earth and has a sense of humor. Their videos are fun to watch.
Thank you Girasole! I just finished watching the segment you suggested on The Roman Guy. It was very informative. It looks like I will be watching more of him to get information on Rome and the sights to see!
We took a walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto with Michaela Provoncello. She recommended a restaurant where we had lunch. It was very good. I don't recall the name. It was a few steps from the Pasticceria Boccione Bakery. The bakery is famous for their dessert "Pizze." Not to be missed!
Jewish Roma is recommended by Rick Steves. www.jewishroma.com.
You are welcome, Carol.
Sean and his team mates are pretty laid back. The videos are good.
You may get a kick out of watching this guy's (Rome's) travel vids -- He has a popular video travel blog of all the countries he has visited. He taste tests a lot of food and comments on it. He's is full of expression.
He travels to eat. lol. Along with his wife, he now brings his little son on trips. Sometimes, his best friend joins them.
Mark Wiens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPVqo3MvfVo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iKK2t-HlS8 @20:53 he eats at Nonna Betta's, but he didn't eat the artichoke properly. He laughs at his own goofs.
I took this Rome Sunday Tour with Eating Europe a couple of years ago. We spent a lot of time in the Jewish ghetto, but it wasn't limited to that. I can highly recommend it.
We liked Nona Bette and will eat there on our next Rome visit.
Nonna Betta was very good for pasta, and also liked Baghetto Milky for bacala. If you want something a little fancier (reservation probably required) and around the corner from the main path, try Ai Pompiere.
anywhere you can get artichokes. I understand this is the place to eat them!
I ate at Nonna Betta in early April 2019. The "Jewish style" artichokes were quite good (of course!). However, I found the baccala (a traditional cod dish of which they are proud) to be extremely salty and bland. The ricotta-stuffed-then-batter-dipped-and-fried "pumpkin flowers" were good but a bit greasy. I had eaten there a year ago, and was disappointed in my meal this time. If you go there, at least don't order the baccala. Note that Nonna Betta, like some other (not all) restaurants in the Ghetto is "Jewish style" cooking, NOT actually kosher - if that makes a difference to you. There are some specifically kosher restaurants on the main street through the Ghetto, and signs in their windows will tell you that.
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Our daughter was in Rome a couple months ago and she had lunch at Ba'Ghetto. She would recommend the restaurant.