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“Hidden gem in Castel Gandolfo”
Review of Arte e Vino

Arte e Vino
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located one block from the Pope's summer home.
Reviewed November 3, 2012

My husband and I were taken to Arte e Vino by Tiber Limo tours and it was the best food of our entire 10 day trip in Italy. After a tour of the wine cellars and various rooms, we settled on the clock room, which was flooded with sunlight coming in from the outside. We also chose the tasting menu, which was so much food but the best way to sample the culinary talents of the kitchen. The delicious simplicity of the herbs, spices, meats, cheese...just tremendous! The chicken cacciatore melted in your mouth...pasta carbonara will never be the same after sampling Arte e Vino's, which uses chicory and adds a wonderful tone to the perfect dish. Their wine is also superb and we could hardly believe that we finished a bottle of red at lunch! Arte e Vino is the kind of restaurant that makes you want to come back to Castel Gandolfo and spend the night in the charming little town just to eat there. Lastly, our experience there was made richer by meeting the owner's wife and 2 of his 5 children - a perfectly delightful family putting out some amazing food and wine!

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stopped at Arte e Vino on a day trip out of Rome. It was truly our favorite meal of our two weeks in Italy. I wouldn't even call it a meal so much as a culinary experience. The atmosphere, service, wine and food were all more then we had hoped for. We ate out in italy for two weeks so I can truly say we were pleasantly pleased at the value for the experience we got! Arte e Vino is truly worth taking the time to enjoy a meal at.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Arte e Vino serve a massive number of antipasti very quickly - which can easily overwhelm the diners. Pasta is quite good and can be "different". Their Tartuffi bianci (white truffle) and Porcini mushroom spaghetti was very good. Main courses are variable. Desserts disappointing. Very quirky decor, not for everyone.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Excellent food thoroughly enjoyable we will be going again as we have already decided we will be visiting the Lazio area again soon

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Thank jimex3
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

If only we had discovered this place earlier. Tucked away in Castel Gandolfo this place serves up their speciality starter that should satisfy the most ravenous. Don't order a main course until you have eaten it. Visit the wine grotto in the underground cellar as it is all part of the experience.

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