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Does Italy have an equivalent to Opentable?

Just curious.

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      1. re: RomeAddict

        I looked up diningcity.com/rome and found two of the restaurants we plan to go (Colline Emiliane and L'Arcangelo) listed. Does this actually work? Has anyone used the site and were the reservations honored? Thanks

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        1. http://www.2spaghi.it/ - sometimes it is the only way to get a reservation...

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          1. re: vinoroma

            The only way to get a reservation to what?

            1. re: allende

              for example a reservation at Palatium. When you call, they usually either say "no res necessary" or "not possible", especially when they hear a non-italian accent, then you go and find you have to wait for 2 hrs to get a table. With 2spaghi, you always get a reservation, and it works.

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              Palatium
              Via Frattina 94, Roma , IT

              1. re: vinoroma

                That's interesting. In the last 35 years, we've made many many hundreds of reservations at restaurants by phone. In only a handful of those times were we turned down for reservations and then only because we waited until it was too close to the day we wished to dine. In not one of the hundreds of tries were we told "no reservation necessary." If the restaurant has a phone it takes a reservation; at least that's been our experience.

                1. re: allende

                  well, that is not the case everywhere. I am not talking about a place turning you down because they are really booked out. Some places really take no reservations (like da Augusto in Trastevere, although they very much do have a phone), it is first come first serve; and some do act as Palatium. I do love the food and wine at Palatium and keep on going there, but the service, including the reservation issue, is bad. My favorite local pizzeria acts exactly the same way (telling not necessary on the phone and then telling you everything is booked out when you are there, but if you go over 2spaghi, you can reserve). Maybe it is a Roman thing, I have not had this issue anywhere else, either.

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                  Palatium
                  Via Frattina 94, Roma , IT

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