Antico Arco

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 10 publications
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Badge@2x 89


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10 expert recommendations



This modern bistro is the brainchild of Patrizia, Domenico and Maurizio of Il Bacaro fame, who wanted to construct a light and linear space to enjoy updated traditional Italian gastronomy.



The menu changes according to the season, but even in winter, lightness is a key word, with plenty of vegetables and herbs.

Be sure to book at least a day in advance.

Condé Nast Traveler Tick@2x Editor's Pick

A top pick for elevated, modern-Italian cuisine served in a contemporary space, this elegant but still friendly restaurant has a well-priced multi-course tasting menu ideal for special occasions. Full review →



When Rome’s restaurants try to go too creative they can often feel out of place—an effect a sleek space only helps to amplify. Not so at this wonderful spot on the Giancolo Hill, a more... Full review →


Fodor's Tick@2x Choice

Founded by three friends with a passion for wine and fine food (the team leader is Patrizia Mattei), Antico Arco attracts foodies from Rome and beyond with its refined culinary inventiveness. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Carefully created dishes include homemade fresh cannelloni with rock fish and aged pecorino cheese; or a risotto with red Sicilian shrimp, asparagus, and fresh herbs. Full review →


Michelin Guide Tick@2x 0 Stars

The chef at this modern, bright and fashionable restaurant selects the best Italian ingredients to create innovative dishes based on traditional specialities Full review →


Rough Guide Tick@2x Star

Located above Trastevere, next to the Janiculum Hill, this is one of Rome's finest restaurants, serving superb, exquisitely presented dishes, plus an enormous fine wine list.


Time Out Tick@2x Critics' Choice

A January 2007 refit has given the Antico Arco a smart new interior, minimalist but warm, and the cuisine has perked up, too, after a period of stasis. Full review →


Zagat 4.2

This "upscale" Italian's "innovative", "refined" fare and "magic location" on Gianicolo Hill make it "well worth" the trip. Full review →

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