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L'Arcano

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Colonna
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Via delle Paste 102, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 678 1086
Today
10:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Waitress threw the tableware at us. We ordered a bottle of white wine and there was no sampling offered, glasses just filled up and no ice bucket to keep it chilled. I ordered pasta and it was not great. Some pieces cooked and some still hard. Awful service, waiting 20 minutes to order then 20 minutes between courses and possibly... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food and great service. It was busy when we arrived but we got a table straight away. The staff were friendly and helpful but not over the top. Thoroughly enjoyed the ossobuco and Barolo wine. After coffee we were served with homemade biscuits(to die for)amaretto biscuits and chocolate. Perfect!

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Thank Samantha N
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had spotted l'Arcano during our visit to Rome in 2015. We had decided to try this restaurant this year. First, you are not really welcomed as a customer but as the next tourist to fill another table. The starter (a salad) was served but we couldn't eat it because of the plates repulsing smell. We alerted... More 

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Thank Tania H
Netanya, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good mid price restaurant after going out from near by HAVANA ( crappy one ) we enter this one very well served dishes we have a pork steak & Veal steak t-bone Mixed salad red Toscany Wine bottle ( 14 EU ) brusketta & Fatucini Alfredo

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Thank EARVATZ
Como, Italy
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good looking place, but food is crap! We ordered pizza and osso buco. Pizza was frozen, osso buco tasted like cantina meal. In the end, we didn't pay for the pizza. All in all, do not recommend!

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Thank Cătălina M
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait for 10 min for a table, not long for a busy Saturday night and TOTALLY worth it. As starters we shared a focaccia and the lasagna. This was the best we have ever tasted! After we had the saltimbocca and the spaghetti Bolognese. Delicious! Very friendly staff! Absolutely worth to go here!!!!!

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1 Thank Antoniokos07
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We enjoyed a lovely evening here in October. I had not read the reviews on TA before I ate here and find myself at odds with some of the remarks. The service was not fast but I didn't expect it or particularly want it. The food was good - we ate the cold meat selection, the scaloppine, a salad and... More 

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New York, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had a very nice lunch, eating outside. The food was very good, the fried fresh porcini where a special treat, the pasta dishes were generous. Unfortunately, the service is poor and the waiters are more interested in their phones than the customers. The prices are in line with other restaurants.

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Thank PermanentNomad
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Good looking place, good location, even food is looking good, but tastes terrible. We ordered pizza capricciosa which looked very nice, but tasted like frozen pizza, and ossobuco which was a little bit better... All in all, do not recommend!

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Thank Dan S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Food was cooked well, portions were generous the menu offered a good variety of classic Italian food well priced. The down side of our night was poor service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 00:00
Monday
10:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 00:00
Thursday
10:30 - 00:00
Friday
10:30 - 00:00
Saturday
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via delle Paste 102, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Colonna
  • Neighbourhood: Colonna
  • Phone Number: +39 06 678 1086

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Colonna
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very centre of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping centre, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
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