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Cafe Vaticano

#755 of 761 Dessert in Rome
#9,765 of 10,462 Places to Eat in Rome
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| Directly across the street from the Vatican Museums entrance, Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for lunch and were charged €47 for 2 wraps and 2 coffees. The prices shown are not what you pay. Absolute rip off I would avoid this place!

Thank Rachel999999
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

No prices anywhere no menu available Now we know why Two small panini and three espresso €49.50!!!! That's more that we paid for Vatican museum tickets!!! Daylight robbery

Thank Safari7777
Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

as per all of the other awful reviews; terrible food that is insanely overpriced. We were charged over €90 for some old lasagna and what was apparently a chicken escalope (very questionable) Just save yourself the hassle of being ripped off for awful food and walk somewhere else. Complete rip off and joke.

Thank Leantee
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24 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cold Lasagne. Dry Carbonara. And more overpriced than you could ever imagine. DO NOT EAT HERE LIKE WE DID!

Thank Leigh P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi I hope you never have the horrific misfortune of ever going in this cafe. If you do you probably had to part with a limb to pay the bill. My wife and I had cup of tea and a pastry each, we were naive as never asked for a menu but the prices are not visible for a reason.... More 

Thank warby26
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in here on exiting the Vatican Museum as we were very tired. Give it a miss if I were you, they charged us 37 euros for 2 teas and 2 pastries. We were getting 2 main meals with wine and lemoncello for 32 euros near our hotel

Thank Marianne31
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over priced an lousy. We paid 40 Euros for pizza and salad.. And the bathrooms were dirty. Avoid this a all costs!

Thank Lisa V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in whilst waiting for our Vatican tour to begin.Good selection of drinks and snacks, reasonable quality but overly expensive at 28 euros for 2 drinks and a panini but I suppose you are paying for the location.

Thank GH24
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There for lunch. Food was decent. Price was a complete outrage. Please avoid because A fool and his money are soon parted. A bottle of water, one coffee and two plates of pasta was 47 Euros. As a comparison, two of us ate that same evening at a nearby restaurant. We each had a three course meal with water for... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe is located directly across the street from the entrance to the Vatican. To be honest I should have known better as it isssss located across the street from the Vatican but we were hot, tired and hungry having just finishing a 4 hr walking tour of Ancient Rome, and as we had 30 mins to kill before our... More 

Thank Jimmy t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Italian, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Directly across the street from the Vatican Museums entrance, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Colonna
  • Neighbourhood: Colonna
  • Phone Number: 180086868686

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very centre of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping centre, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
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