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All'Oro or Antico Arco?

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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!
Thanks!

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  1. 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. 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!

      www.elizabethminchilliinrome.com

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      1. re: minchilli

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

        1. re: minchilli

          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?

          1. re: chattys82

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

            1. re: mbfant

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

              1. re: chattys82

                yes.

                1. re: Maximilien

                  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!

                  1. re: chattys82

                    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.

                    Max.