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Ristorante Arlu

Borgo Pio 135, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 686 8936
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tiramisu” (89 reviews)
“pasta” (97 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Borgo Pio 135, 00193 Rome, Italy
Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Nothing special at all. Get another eatery. It would have been very good restourant somewhere in thailand, but in rome it's just average.

Thank Lia K
Reviewed 11 July 2013

After a morning being overwhelmed by the sights of the Vatican our guide suggested lunch at this small family owned ristorante. Only a few tables inside and a few outside. We had reserved outside but it was very warm and they gladly seated us inside...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 9 July 2013

After a busy day, we went for a 4:30 dinner at Arlu's restaurant. We were seated immediately inside since it was beginning to thunder outside. This restaurant was recommended by a friend and was worth the walk behind the Basilica. The veal with mozzarella, lasagna...More

Thank cmw1234
Reviewed 8 July 2013

A great option for a modern, friendly lunch in Vatican City -- the caprese salad was fresh and the prosciutto w/ melon was tasty. The only thing we wish we could've had was pizza, but the owner said that it was too early and that...More

Thank cja2k1
Reviewed 5 July 2013

I recommended that my group of travelers stop here because I remember it having received good reviews on TripAdvisor. It was an great choice! Everyone in the group enjoyed their meals and the house wine was good. The desserts were a hit.

Thank Steeler_Pens_fan
Reviewed 3 July 2013 via mobile

Our family used tripadvisor's FIND RESTAURANTS NEAR ME feature for the forst time on our trip to Rome. On this occassion it worked like a charm! We experienced lovely service BEAUTIFUL atmospher, and very goo food here at Arlu. Ok. First the food. My wife...More

Thank ianpeean
Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

Just like the reviews below, i totally agree. The food is amazing and the service from the family as well. The other waiters service is average. We had the spaghetti and a pizza, which we both delicious. Also, the home made tiramisu is a must!...More

Thank Pinen19
Reviewed 1 July 2013

This little cafe was full of character and is definitely not to be missed. It's the perfect lunch spot after touring the Vatican and St. Peter's. Stop in for a carafe of wine and the pizza vegetariana. It's an amazing deal and the food is...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 1 July 2013

I accompany pupils to Rome every year (I'm a Roman myself), and we always end up eating around this area. Two years ago I discovered Arlu', and I have been back every year since. I come here with my colleagues, promising that they will find...More

Thank Trixter76
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Hungry after touring the Vatican, this is what our tour guide said when we asked for a restaurant recommendation for lunch! Our meal at Arlu turned out to be one of our best meals in Italy. It is a small family-operated restaurant; great service and...More

Thank AG K
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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I am looking to have dinner after a late tour of the Vatican. Perhaps 10:30 PM. Are you open? Should I make a reservation? There will be 4 of us on May 13, 2016.
15 April 2016|
Response from Armando G | Property representative |
Dear Customer, please make a reservation on our website and we send you a response as soon as possible. Best Regards Ristorante Arlù
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Hi there, We are thinking of eating here after our wedding on 15th June (There's 8 of us) do you have a private area? Thanks
29 March 2016|
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Response from Armando G | Property representative |
Dear customer, we apreciated for your interesting, but we would like to apologise for your request. we don't have a private area with eight seats. Should you still have your lunch, you can make a reservation on our website... More
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Do you have gluten free options?
18 May 2015|
Response from Armando G | Property representative |
We can prepare some gluten free recipes, but only with a reservation. Best Regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$45
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
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11:30 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
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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Those looking for a restaurant in St. Peter, in Arlù 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. We are open for lunch and dinner. Choose the comfort and the charm of a restaurant a few steps from St. Peter. See you there!