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Nonna Betta

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Nonna Betta
Photograph: Courtesy Nonna Betta

A traditional Roman Jewish restaurant in the old Ghetto area that is decorated with frescoes and known for its fried appetizer platter.

A distinctive Roman-Jewish cuisine arose in Rome because of a Papal edict that established an isolated Ghetto next to the Tiber river in 1555. Today, the area known as the Quartiere Ebraico is an exclusive enclave filled with traditional kosher restaurants like Nonna Betta. Decorated with painted scenes of neighborhood life in the 1800s, the eatery is named for the owner’s grandmother and stays true to its home cooking origins. The fried artichokes are outstanding, as is the gricia alla giudea which uses artichokes instead of bacon to create a kosher version of the typical Roman pasta.


By: Natalie Aldern


Venue name: Nonna Betta
Address: Via del Portico d'Ottavia, 16

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