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Porta Castello

#212 of 9,553 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Vatican / Borgo
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Largo di Porta Castello 27, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6813 6353
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Porta Castello had better reviews than most places around the Vatican so we decided to try it for a late lunch. They were closing at 3, 5 min after we arrived but the very nice and friendly waitress let us order and the pizzas came promptly. We could also get (really good) espressos before leaving even if the place was... More 

Thank mast01
Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a memorable lunch at this small family style restaurant with delicious food. The starters, pasta , and the pizzas were fantastic. The house wine complemented the flavoursome lunch.check it out !

Thank aakhanna
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and food in reasonable prices Very Recomanded The Lady Who runs the place is amazing!!

Thank Michael M
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Lasagna was dry. No sauce available. Pizza was worst we've had in Italy. Only meal we've not enjoyed in Italy

Thank Troy M
Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The best carbonara that we have ever tried, awesome starters and an Italian atmosphere. Mostly visited by locals and quite calm! :)

Thank Rudi M
Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The place had great food. I had the pizza margarita and it was excellent. However, the place is very small and they literally pack you on top of each other to make use of all the space. We happened to go for lunch and they were very busy. The service was average and I felt like we were treated as... More 

Thank acezu
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had a pizza, veal with a side of spaghetti which we requested, a large bottle of peroni, a large bottle of sparkling water and two coffees and the bill came to just 33 euros. The pizza was fantastic, one of the best I have had here, veal was also good. They have a very extensive menu of meats and... More 

Thank Charles P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had a dinner at this lovely restaurant. We picked the restaurant based on reviews on TripAdvisor. First of all, restaurant is crearly popular, because it was basically completely full when we got there, at 7:30 pm. They had to bring one extra table to squeeze us in, one example of the great service. We had pizzas for dinner and... More 

Thank Mikko T
Vacaville, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I just stopped in to Porto Castello for dinner tonight and had a great experience. The ambiance was very homey and comfortable, the wait staff was attentive and friendly and the food was great. Our favorite dish of the night was a pizza with zucchini blossoms and anchovies. It was packed with flavor and very well balanced... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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719 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Our lunch here was really good. We had salad, ravioli and seafood dish with a glasses of Prosecco. Food arrived all together and was tasty. Prices are competitive too. Pizzas on other tables looked very decent too.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo di Porta Castello 27, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6813 6353

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Vatican / Borgo

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Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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