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Ristorante Arlu

Borgo Pio 135, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 686 8936
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tiramisu” (109 reviews)
“pasta” (121 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
Borgo Pio 135, 00193 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were here for a lunch. We had spaghetti carbonara, ravioli with octopus and tiramisu. Carbonara was fine, tiramisu too, but octopus wasn’t too fresh like it might be... What a shame... Besides it, it is a very nice place with kind staff!

Thank Venca_33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a lunch as local to the Vatican. It was ok food, nothing amazing, and we genuinely have eaten much nicer pasta dishes in elsewhere on our holiday. However we found it very expensive, even more so with the hidden 15 euro service...More

Thank Kerrylea
Alessandro S, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Arlu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thanks for your review but... are you sure that you had lunch in our restaurant? We don't hide any price in our menù! For more info please text to info@ristorantearlu.it ! Thank you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arlu has everything you could want for a wonderful lunch near the Vatican, ambience, great food and a friendly staff in a small restaurant . Thanks to our tour guides directions, our group of four travelers had no trouble finding the restaurant after our morning...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good find! Fast and friendly with delicious food. Steps away from the Vatican and St. Peter’s square and not a tourist trap.

Thank bbtears
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, good location. Close to St Peters’s and Vatican Museum. Some items are pricey but overall not bad. Good service.

Thank Audra L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great and even more the service was superlative. The best of both we’ve had in Rome. My wife and I were with our 18 month old son with us along with Grandmom and Grandad. The staff went out of their way to...More

Thank dudeincognito
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is very nice, the waitresses are beautiful and polite. All the food is homemade and it tastes so good! all the people who go to the Vatican city have to go here.

Thank J56AValessandroc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from celebrating my father’s birthday at the family-owned Ristorante Arlu. I ordered the pear rocket salad, the eggplant parmigiana and the chantilly cream for dessert. W O W. Not only was the food incredible, but the service we received by Valentina was...More

1  Thank Maria M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Ristorante Arlù based on the many excellent reviews it received. I ordered the lamb with roasted potatos and “lamb balls.” That is what the special menu of the day called an addition to their regular menu of lamb with potatoes. I was...More

Thank MarieVM
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We just LOVED this restaurant. The food was AMAZINGGG, the service was great! And OMG the Tiramisu was the best I have ever had in my life! Its a must go if you're in Rome. Ordered the Lasagna and is was perfection!

Thank Beatriz M
Alessandro S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Arlu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much Beatriz for your beautiful review ! Hope to see you soon in our restaurant !

Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent
souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and
pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican
and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which
acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the
souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only
business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the
tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as
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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.
20 April 2018|
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Response from AFRScotland | Reviewed this property |
Just mail them to enquire
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Response from Jennifer M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$68
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Pio 135, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 686 8936
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*** Please note that we will be temporarily closed for the summer season from 31 Jul 2017 to 3 Sept. *** 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 family that for a generarions has been handed down the craft of the restaurateur. Traditional cuisine and Mediterranean atmosphere, but also warmth and affection worthy of the italian culture.
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