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“Superb service”

Ristorante Al Duello
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Ranked #372 of 12,855 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 18 - US$ 82
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Reviewed 26 June 2012

We had been out for the day and having missed lunch wanted early dinner (you'll struggle with this in Rome!), however this restaurant didn't open early enough for us and wasn't near our hotel, but I liked the look of it and decided to return later in our stay if possible. The next day, having been dismissed from an empty Ad Hoc ("we're fully booked", without so much as a glance at the reservations, despite being smartly dressed, nor the offer of a table provided we gave it back by a specified time - poor experience....) we wandered down the road to come back here.

The waitress here, in complete contrast to the other, seemed genuinely pleased to welcome us in, always a good start!

My husband's pasta was on the solid side of al dente, but they brought a fresh version when this was pointed out, and my fish was superb. The seasoning was a little overdone, I detected a heavy hand with the salt, but overall good cooking.

The undoubted highlight was the great waitress who made us feel like we were her loveliest customers ever; I'd recommend giving it a try, but perhaps ask for your pasta cooked tourist style!!! :-)

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Reviewed 24 June 2012

This was a very memorable dinning experience for us with great food, beautiful atmosphere and most importantly a wonderful hostess. My mom and I enjoyed one of the best meals of our life at this hidden gem. We almost did not order desert because we were already full on the amazing appetizers and 1st meal, but this would have been a tragedy. The chocolate soufflé was what my mom referred to as the very best desert she has tasted in her 66 years of life. That's a pretty good complement. Thanks again for the memorable experience.

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Reviewed 18 June 2012

After a so-so Authentic meal experience, Al Duello, with Martina leading the way in smiles and personality, gave us just what we were looking for. From taking our reservation via e-mail a week ahead of our arrival, ensuring our order was correct,and preparing the sea-bass to perfection , the whole evening was perfect.

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Reviewed 14 June 2012

The attractive young couple who own Al Duello work hard to present a fine dining choice without undue stuffiness. Their friendliness and flexibility result in a great meal. We appreciated their having gone above and beyond for us with regards to an unusual request we had. My work pal's cousin lives nearby and apparently is a regualr here. He suggested Duello as a top choice and we are glad to have taken his advice. As the night wore on, more and more locals arrived, always a good sign.

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1  Thank zebecToronto
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Reviewed 9 June 2012 via mobile

Visited this evening with my wife and children. First class food, friendly non stuffy atmosphere. Great service which was helpful and friendly without being over bearing. The food was excellent. After one week in Italy eating standard tourist fare the food tonight was sublime. Quality ingredients cooked by someone who clearly knew what they were doing and served by staff proud of their product. Loved it.

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