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Ristorante Arlù

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#73 of 10,360 Restaurants in Rome
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Vatican / Borgo
0.4 km from St. Peter's Basilica
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Those looking for a restaurant in St. Peter, in Arlu will find a pleasant and familiar atmosphere where you can taste lunches and dinners made with natural ingredients, with an excellent balance between quality and price. From over fifty years we welcome tourists and lovers of good food in an unpretentious atmosphere, furnished with style and elegance. In the kitchen we favor seasonal raw materials and this guarantees freshness and digestibility to our dishes, from meat to fish passing through appetizers and desserts. Maximum attention is paid to the preparation of homemade biscuits, bread, cakes and pasta. To all this is added the kindness of a harmonious staff, composed of the members of a
PRICE RANGE
US$18 - US$71
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Romana, Italian, Healthy
FEATURES
Private Dining, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wanted to sit outside, but all the tables was reserved. However we went back got a table inside. Definitely worth it. Excellent food. Very nice staff. Not cheap as such, but good value for money. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Armando G, Owner at Ristorante Arlu, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like 4 yrs ago, we went thereafter visiting the Vatican. The staff is very friendly. It took quite some time until we got our order but it was really good, which made up for waiting. Esp the spaghetti carbonara were great! Unfortunately the pear with...Aperol and Gorgonzola was out of stock, so I guess we will have to return there. Prices were definitely reasonable.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Armando G, Owner at Ristorante Arlu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a gorgeous lunch in Arlù while visiting Rome, our waiter Armando was great and couldn’t have done enough for us. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Armando G, Owner at Ristorante Arlu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I ate here on our first evening in Rome last week. Every effort was made to make us feel at home. The waiting staff were friendly and accommodating and the owner came out to speak to everyone and make sure everyone was...happy. The traditional Roman dishes were perfect (cacio e pepe and amatriciana in our case) We were in Rome for four days and tried to go back on our last evening but it was their rest day sadly for us! Highly recommended and will definitely be back when next in Rome from Puglia. Thank you!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Armando G, Owner at Ristorante Arlu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In one of the side streets close the Vatican you find Arlu. The street is full of tourist trap restaurants, but the team of Arlu have managed to avoid this mind set and deliver the way Italian food should be delivered and cooked. Arlu is...a lovely place and full of charm. It is not cheap, but the quality is there and it is close to the Vatican. We loved every course, the staff was friendly and helpful although it was very busy. They never rushed us or try to speed up our meal. Thank you. Keep up the good work and when we visit Rome again, we know where to find you. Highly recommendable.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Armando G, Owner at Ristorante Arlu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 7 August 2021

We found this place after the tour in Vatican. It is a lovely restaurant, different from others in the area. It has a style and it is a nice connection of modern and traditional cooking. The restaurant has a lovely terace but since it was...a very hot day, we sat inside. The interior of the restaurant is really nice and stylish. The food there is just excellent, so tasty and beautifully served, all home-made. After the lunch we also had an excellent coffee. The whole experience there was accompanied by excellent service. The waitresses there were so kind and helpful!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Armando G, Owner at Ristorante Arlu, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2021

Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

We have been in Italy for 3 weeks, and are in Rome to catch our flight home tomorrow. My partner and I wanted to celebrate their birthday, so we chose this restaurant to go to for a birthday dinner tonight. The staff made space for...us, and were incredibly hospitable and kind. This was easily the best meal my partner and I have had while we have been in Italy. The pasta and desserts were amazing. We had an incredible time speaking with the gentleman who waited on us, and he even brought us out complimentary chocolates at the end. Thank you for a great end to our trip! We will remember this meal forever. :)More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Armando G, Owner at Ristorante Arlu, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2021

Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 16 July 2021 via mobile

We liked it so much, we went back there again! Cristian recommendations were great and we liked all the antipasti we tried. The grilled octopus is heaven and all their pasta dishes were made to perfection.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Armando G, Owner at Ristorante Arlu, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2021

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Reviewed 7 July 2021 via mobile

Best restaurant on our visit to Rome. Our waiter Cristian was able to guide us through the menu and chef’s top dishes. The grilled octopus starter was amazing. Delightfully presented and tasted even better! Their carbonara pasta dish was also the best in Rome! Their...outdoor seating floor was elevated off the main cobble stone street which was a nice touch(very clean). Cristian’s friendly, charming, yet sincere service( impecable English) was welcomed and everyone’s questions were answered. Delightful evening. Thank youMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Armando G, Owner at Ristorante Arlu, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2021

Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 5 July 2021

This place is a standout from the usual tourist traps by the Vatican, the cacio e pepe in particular was out of this world

Date of visit: July 2021
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Armando G, Owner at Ristorante Arlu, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2021

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quiltbobbin
6 April 2019|
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Response from Jaime H | Reviewed this property |
I definitely suggest you contact the restaurant in advance and make a reservation. I am not sure if they have enough space for a long table for 14 people. Not in the front of the house for sure, anyway. Good luck.
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Coltsneck
1 June 2018|
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Response from cwalts | Reviewed this property |
Taverna Angelica is a restaurant that has gluten free options. It is very close to the Vatican and is listed on TripAdvisor.
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JMBPittsburgh
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Ristorante Arlù is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5