Small and perfectly formed…


The “Piccolo Arancio” restaurant has always been located between the Quirinale and the Trevi Fountain: a historical and very welcoming venue with a long-standing family tradition, which has conserved all the care and love for characteristic Roman food, revisiting the dishes and presenting them in a modern key.

If you want to try one of our pasta dishes, we recommend our unique and absolutely delicious “orange ravioli”, our “fettuccine with lamb ragout” or our fresh surf ‘n’ turf pasta with clams and Porcini mushrooms.

We serve only the freshest fish, delivered daily.

Then you can satisfy your sweet tooth with our delicious homemade mousses or our mixed berry mille-feuille.

Carlo & Mara look forward to seeing you!

Carlo and Mara are always here, supervising the kitchen and the dining room, lovingly and meticulously choosing seasonal dishes for the restaurant’s menus. The wine list features an excellent selection of labels, with 60 whites, 140 reds and 15 dessert wines.

Quick and polite service in a very pleasant setting.

We highly recommend booking as space is limited.


The Staff


Our kitchen staff proposes à la carte menus featuring characteristic and traditional Roman and regional dishes, not forgetting the finest national Italian recipes and products of course.

We devote a lot of attention and put a lot of effort into the preparation of everything we serve because, as you can see on the pages of our official website, presentation really is important!

And on that subject...
We also devote a lot of attention to our guests at Piccolo Arancio, right from the moment they step through the door!

The wine list features an excellent selection of labels, with 60 whites, 140 reds and 15 dessert wines.


Say About Us

”Arrived to the restaurant due to recommendation. Fried artichoke was very good, soup was ok, pasta was just delicious, so fresh and extremely tasty but the most exciting dish was the perfect Italian tiramisu, it was the best I ever ate.
Don’t miss this restaurant !”

Liran E review from TripAdvisor

”This place was AMAZING. The food was delicious, the wine was tasty and the prices were great. It was 8 euro for a half liter of wine which was about 5 glasses. The staff was friendly, Matteo and Tarik took great care of my parents and I. The place is a little small and tables are close together, I would recommend making a reservation. The fettucine with salmon cream sauce, eggplant parmesan and pasta with eggplant and tomato sauce is what my family got. To quote my father, "the tomato sauce bordered on spectacular." It was in a quiet little alleyway but close to main streets with shops and a great gelato spot. The prices were great for the amount you got. I would highly recommend this place and I thank Piccolo Arancio for a memorable dining experience in Rome."

Katy S review from TripAdvisor

”During our 3 night stay in Rome we ate here one lunchtime and one evening. Both experiences were good but I recommend the Piccolo Arancio for an evening more, but book or arrive early because it is very popular. Thoroughly recommend the Carborna and the house white wine. Slightly surly waiter but stangely felt more of a genuine Italian experience because of this! Try it."

Markjulie123 review from TripAdvisor
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