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“Great meal - worth every euro!”
Review of All'Oro Restaurant

All'Oro Restaurant
Ranked #509 of 13,557 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$93 - US$151
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Parioli
Description: All'Oro restaurant in centre of Rome, Piazza del Popolo area, is a news-flash addition to the Roman dining scene. Chef Riccardo di Giacinto has worked with Europe's hottest chefs - Ferran Adria and Marco Pierre White to name two assimilating their perfectionist tendencies about flavour and quality. All'Oro, his first restaurant, is a tiny gem in shades of cream and gold. The decor is modern in a Pan Am, dolce vita retro kind of way, with classy dark wood tables, pale seating, cutout screens, and spotlit walls. Just sixteen dishes adorn the menu, changing all the time. Breads and puds are home made and everything exalts cooking to the highest level. Dishes might include starter of parmesan souffle with calamari ragu and roast porcini, first course of lasagne of duck ragout with juniper berries and orange peel and formaggio ubriaco, main course of roast cod with chickpea and rosemary butter, carrot marmalade and saffron sauce, and dessert of bavarois of crema catalana with caramel sauce and chocolate cannoli. The short wine list is entirely Italian and you may find yourself greeted by di Giacinto's beautiful wife, Ramona.
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We ate here one evening as we were staying at the hotel and the chance to eat at a Michelin starred restaurant in Rome was too good to miss!

We were concerned when eating here for the hotel breakfast that the room would be too stark with no atmosp[here, but in the evenings with the lights dimmed and a pleasant buzz in the restaurant, the setting was very good.

We went with the 6 course tasting menu for 95 Euros, which gets you 2 starters, 2 pasta, a main course and a dessert. In between the chef springs various extra surprise courses such as an amuse bouche, a second dessert and petit fours!

The food was really flavourful and the two stand out dishes for us were the Foie Gras (which was served in a sealed package and presented like a Rafaello sweet coated in coconut! - delicious) and the Duck Ravioli ( great portion size and with an awesome flavour).

The pace of the meal was just right although we were concerned that after being seated for 50 minutes, we still hadn't had anything to eat. The portions were just right and after 6 courses plus surprises we were full! The total bill for 2 with coffees and 2 bottles of white wine at 50 euros apiece was 300 euros plus tip. A great eating experience and a real change from the typical Rome Taverna's which we loved too.

Go and enjoy!


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Reviewed 20 September 2014

Excellent restaurant.
Before Allo'Oro was in a location in the Parioli neighborhood north of Villa Borghese.
Now it moved to the first Hotel, not far from Piazza del Popolo.
It is one of the best restaurants in Rome.
The dishes are delicious, incredibly well prepared and really inventive.
I would consider this among best restaurant in the world, and I do not think I am exaggerating.
This time I had the 6 course menu.
I read a review where they had the same choice and complain that it included two dishes of pasta. My comment is that people should read the menu, where it is specified that that selection is 2 appetizers, 2 pasta, 1 entree and 1 dessert.
If people do not read the menu, why are they complaining?
To really understand the creativity of the chef you need to know well the Italian cuisine and food.
For instance he makes:
- sushi of fassona, where fassona is one of the best beef in Italy. It combines his experience in Japan with a very itslian ingredient
- riassunto di carbonara (carbonara summary) a small broth served inside an eggshell. The broth is made of all the ingredients of pasta Alla carbonara, except pasta!!!

It is really a fabulous place.

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Reviewed 5 September 2014

My Wife and I went here with onother couple for our main gastronomic event of our trip to Rome - we were not let down. We chose from the al a carte menu - I had the foie gras starter which were made to look like coconut bon bons - simply stunning! I followed this with a sublime onion risotto and wonderful porcetta. The other choices were equally as well executed. The wine choice was excellent (though pricey) and the service most attentive - all in all a fabulous and memorable experience!

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

We went here on our first night in Rome, wanting to have a really special dining experience and All'Oro really delivered. The restaurant was quiet quite, which was a little surprising but it gave us a great opportunity to interact with the wonderful staff. We decided to order a la carte, to be able to try more things. While ordering this way does not give you the "value" of the tasting menu, it was well worth it. One of the highlights was an amuse bouche, which was a twist on the classic Italian flavors of tomato, basil and bread, the dish contained a bread puree, which I was a bit skeptical of at first, but wow. Everything we ordered, 6 or 8 different dishes for two, was sublime. Today, some restaurants delve too deep into the haute gastronomy and the food suffers, this is not the case at All'Oro. The balance of the concepts, flavors, textures and presentation were spot on.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

All'Oro clearly deserves its Michelin star - and you pay for it. Situated in a sleek, minimalist dining room, the quality of the ingredients was superior, and the preparations were simultaneously whimsical and incredibly well executed. We skipped the tasting menu because my wife has celiac (senza glutine) and I do not. Nevertheless, our meal included four amuses buche, beginning with what looked like tiny petit fours, but were actually savory (e.g., a squid ink and salmon maccaron, and a mini cheese and herb "ice cream sandwich"). The appetizers were beautifully presented (a salt-cod "tiramisu" and lobster and potato croquettes in a mozzarella "Panna Cotta") and absolutely delicious if a bit rich. My entree was rabbit with two sauces, and my wife's was roasted scallops and potato mille feuilles that looked like scallops. The dessert was a stack of apple preparations on a bed of pistachio cream, including an a maccaron that looked like an apple, a super-thin slice of apple, and an apple sorbet on a flourless chocolate cake. Rich and sumptuous, this is truly a meal worth a celebration.

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