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Osteria dell'Arco

Via Giacomo Pagliari 11, 00198 Rome, Italy
+39 06 854 8438
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (14 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
“wine choice” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Giacomo Pagliari 11, 00198 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Tucked away off the beaten path is this gem of a restaurant. Expect delicious, reasonably priced Italian fare -- from the homey to the gourmet. Get your camera ready as these are dishes to post and boy will friends at home be jealous. Huge portions,...More

Thank traveltato
stellinky, Proprietario at Osteria dell'Arco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago
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Bellissima recensione. Grazie!!

Reviewed 23 July 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times over the past few months, but most recently visited a couple of days ago. The restaurant is extremely competitively priced and is in an area near the British Embassy in Rome. The menu, while not as extensive...More

Thank Briefsbearuk76
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We were only in Rome for one night and this place was close to our hotel, so we gave it a shot. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly. We especially liked their ravioli.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Our hotel recomend this restaurant. A very non touristy place. The staff spoke little english but managed very well to make us feel welcome. Great food and an engaged somaliere. I definitely recomend this restaurant.

Thank Theresa S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We came across this little Osteria by chance one evening and it was certainly the nicest meal we had durning our stay in Rome. Great food, lovely staff and very reasonable, would definitely recommend it.

Thank TFlMac
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The wine list is interestingly different, food nice but service is slow and inefficient and the restaurant is physically too small to for larger groups. Definitely not recommended for children who,in our case, were generally ignored (water and bread had to be chased various times).More

Thank Giovanna L
osteriadellarco, Proprietario at Osteria dell'Arco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016
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Le rispondo in italiano perché so che mi capirà molto bene. La ringrazio innanzitutto per aver sottolineato la 'piacevolezza' della...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016

Causy and wellrun small trattoria. Food comes from bio produce and selected sources. home made pasta with traditional condiments, meats and cheeses good. Notabl deserts. The owner will always give you an advice to select the proper wine (glass too). Hard to park.

Thank Romanbiker
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

So glad we managed to eat here we hadn't booked, but the ladies did there best and managed to accommodate us. Both the ladies working front of house spoke very good English and explained the meals to us as well as helping us with the...More

Thank popsypony
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by a man I sat beside the previous night for dinner who was working temporarily in Rome.. I asked where he had his best meal so far, he had been here for 12 months. I was early, 10 minutes before opening,...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We ate here between locals with our two sons and were positively surprised by the ambiance, the friendly help and the outstanding flavours and textures we were served. A Roman delight.

Thank Mokrog
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giacomo Pagliari 11, 00198 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 854 8438
  • E-mail
Gourmet cuisine, feminine. In the center of Rome, in a pleasant neighborhood just outside Porta Pia, quiet and hard-working day as teeming with local in the evening, the Osteria dell'Arco stands out with its elegant atmosphere, welcoming and informal, enclosed in two vaults with exposed brick and elegant woodwork full of bottles of wine. Even the sound environment suffused choice contributes to the comfort and identity of our local. In 2008, when we opened the teeming neighborhood of pizzerias and restaurants by "plethoric" menu and the quality is not in line with what was then moving in the City. We were the first in the area to choose a short menu, wine selections cured and not obvious, simple and gourmet cuisine at the same time: we note with great satisfaction that in recent years our area - the neighborhood around Piazza Alessandria - it always is for the most distinguishing offer new quality entry. The protagonists of this small restaurant, are two women (added value and reached laboriously), Nicoletta and Cristina. love cooking than once, the kitchen from long cooking, the simplicity, but that never turns into the obvious, that respect the material they are made. Products to KM 0, very often organic and small-scale producers. The menus follow the seasons and daily proposals are told verbally. The kitchen pays homage to all of Italy with particular attention to Rome, to the south from Naples to Sicily and then fill in the fresh pasta and stuffed pasta, typical of Emilian cuisine - the land of origin of Cristina, the Chef - strictly homemade . And so the bread, cakes, preserves and ice cream. All accompanied by about 150 Italian wine labels, the choice of which never falls on the usual suspects and a small part of foreign wines for 'playing' time with the regulars because with our new guests.
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