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All'Oro or Antico Arco?

chattys82 Sep 18, 2012 01:37 PM

I need to drop one of the reservations I have for All'Oro or Antico Arco. I think I'm going to switch one of them to a pizzeria in Trastevere. We only have 3 nights in Rome and I want to be sure to do different types of meals.

If I had to drop one of those, which should it be?

My husband and I are in our early 30's, like places with good atmopshere, but most importantly good food!

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  1. jen kalb RE: chattys82 Sep 18, 2012 02:42 PM

    If you would put your followups on the threads youve already created instead of starting new ones each time, it would be easier!
    what are your other dinners at this point?

    1. minchilli RE: chattys82 Sep 18, 2012 11:58 PM

      It's always personal when it comes to choices like this. In terms of inventiveness and quality of food, I think I"d always choose All'Oro. The chef is a true artist, and the food always sublime.

      Antico Arco is a bit easier to get to, and perhaps a bit more relaxed than All'Oro.Food is very good, but not (at least in my opinion) at level of All'Oro

      I hope this helps!


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        mbfant RE: minchilli Sep 19, 2012 10:24 AM

        Elizabeth, I agree completely. I would add that if good food is the main criterion, I would skip the pizza in Trastevere.

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          chattys82 RE: minchilli Oct 4, 2012 07:43 AM

          In your opinion, what is the attire for dinner at Antico Arco and All'Oro for both women and men? Also, at restaurants like L'Arcangelo?

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            mbfant RE: chattys82 Oct 4, 2012 06:15 PM

            Smart casual would be the technical term. Jackets not needed but would not be out of place either.

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              chattys82 RE: mbfant Oct 4, 2012 06:27 PM

              Are nice jeans and a trendier button down collared shirt okay (for my husband)?

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                Maximilien RE: chattys82 Oct 4, 2012 06:32 PM


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                  chattys82 RE: Maximilien Oct 4, 2012 06:37 PM

                  Great! Thanks so much. is L'Arcangelo more casual? I'm getting so excited!! We leave on Wednesday next week. You've been a huge help by contributing to a bunch of questions I have asked, so thanks a lot!

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                    Maximilien RE: chattys82 Oct 4, 2012 06:49 PM

                    In my Rome trip, I wore nice jeans, shirt and shoes for my evening meals, I added a jacket for Pierluigi and Metamorfosi; just to be on the safe side.

                    During the day, I was all touristy with bermuda and short sleeve shirt or "polo" and never really got a second look.


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