Rome’s Jewish Quarter
Today, Rome’s Jewish quarter is one of the more colourful spots in the city. Walk down the Via del Portico d’Octavia at night, and you’ll witness the waiters competing with each other to attract clients into their restaurant because it’s the oldest, the most authentic, the only one where the chef is a real Roman Jew, the one run by a nonna or the only one that Anthony Bourdain ate at. The atmosphere and the food are unlike those anywhere else in the city. The truth is that all the restaurants offering Cucina Giudaico Romanesca (Roman Jewish Cuisine) are pretty good. It’s why the area is popular with locals, Romans, and tourists.