I understand it is not permitted to smoking in any restaurants or bars in Italy. The same ban has recently been introduced here in The Netherlands too. Even thought I'm a smoker myself, I don't mind, as long as I am allow to step outside for a cigarette every now and then.
We are going to Rome in the beginning of November so cannot expect to dine outside on a terrace. So, my question is, is it acceptable in Italy to step away from the dining table between two courses to have a smoke or is such behavior frowned upon?