Rome

Antico Arco

Head chef Fundim Gjepali puts a gourmet spin on Italian fundamentals and Mediterranean fusion at this top ristorante in central Rome.

Contemporary cuisine

Head chef Fundim Gjepali puts a gourmet spin on Italian fundamentals and Mediterranean fusion at this top ristorante in central Rome. Dishes range from comforting to creative, with primi piatti including chickpea soup with porcini mushrooms and homemade tortelli with game, cabbage, and blueberries. Many entrees simply drip with luxury, like the steak tartare with smoked foie gras and champignon mushrooms or the breaded filet of lamb with cauliflower and black truffle.

Welcoming environment

Guests with special dietary needs have no cause to fear a cold reception. Vegetarian and gluten free menu items are readily available, and the staff is prepared to accommodate special dietary needs with advance notice.

Strong wine selection

Antico Arco’s wine cellar, comprised of over 1,200 labels from around the world, is housed in the fourth century catacombs of San Pancrazio. One can imagine that only the best bottles make it inside such hallowed halls! Serious oenophiles might contact the restaurant about its special wine tastings or other themed events.