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Antico Arco masters the culinary experience of contemporary Italian cuisine where one has the chance to sample traditional ingredients sourced with the utmost care, and handled with flair and passion. Situated in the heart of Rome on top of the Gianicolo – the prettiest of Roman hills, with stunning views overlooking the entire city. We are also accessible by foot from charming Trastevere, and open every day from 12.00 to 24.00.
Patrizia Mattei tried working in other fields, but family tradition was too strong, and 18 years later she returned to school to prepare for a career in the kitchen. Working alongside her husband Maurizio Minore, and their friend Domenico Caliò, Patrizia created a cuisine which blends tradition with creative flair, a blend which is the very essence of Antico Arco. The company founded by the historical trio has also added the current Chef Fundim Gjepali that, in the footsteps of Patrizia, continues to give the Antico Arco’s kitchen a consolidated mark.
You’ll be welcomed by our warm, attentive staff in a space where contemporary design settles perfectly in a 19th-century structure.
Antico Arco’s wine list covers 1200 different labels from all over the world, each carefully selected by our sommeliers. Our cellar, which holds up to 20.000 bottles, is inside the fourth century AD catacombs of San Pancrazio.
Our menu includes vegetarian options and gluten free dishes. For more information on the ingredients in our dishes in regards to your dietary requirements, feel free to inquire with our staff.
Patrizia Mattei tells us her story, from the opening of a small restaurant, to Antico Arco, a large restaurant with a staff of 20 people.