Taverna del Ghetto

by Danilo Brunetti

Tradition, authenticity, and freshness are the notable characteristics of La Taverna del Ghetto, a welcoming restaurant in the heart of Rome’s Jewish Ghetto offering gourmets a tempting and tasty menu featuring the best dishes of the Judaeo Roman cuisine. Among the classic or deliciously creative proposals on the menu, don’t miss carciofo alla giudia (deep-fried artichokes), the gastronomic symbol of the neighborhood; stuffed Roman zucchini; fried salt cod let; fettuccine with braised meat; a kosher version of carbonara (with dried meat, smoked veal, and zucchini); salt cod with cherry tomatoes, raisins and pine nuts; veggie burgers; and Kosher meat kebabs. For dessert try the exquisite torta della nonna accompanied by a glass of Middle Eastern mint iced tea. The wine list offers a wide selection of Italian and Israeli labels, perfect for complementing any course. Reservations advised. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Via del Portico d’Ottavia, 8 – Tel 0668809771  latavernadelghetto.com