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Papa Rex

Via Aurelia 87, 00165 Rome, Italy
+39 06 634998
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Via Aurelia 87, 00165 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing food and great service. Stefano was a delight and the food was fresh and tasty. best restaurant in rome! will be back for more.

Thank isabellal19
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely meal and the best value for money. The wait staff are very nice and helpful. Great atmosphere with singer and pianist. Food was great. Went back several times while in Rome

Thank Elena C
paolosalemi, Direttore at Papa Rex, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you Elena, we wait you here the next time you are in Rome

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here for my birthday meal and was not disappointed. The host was friendly and attentive. The food, pasta especially, was fantastic, very authentic. The location was good and sitting outside in the evening was very pretty! The price was similar to other restaurants yet...More

1  Thank Rebecca K
paolosalemi, Direttore at Papa Rex, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Rebecca!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This evening was absolutely not as expected based on TA recommendations. This is just another tourist trap! How can anyone think this is real italian top cuisine? The food was totally anonymous and tasteless and most probably taken straight out of the freezer or industry...More

Thank Rasmus J
paolosalemi, Direttore at Papa Rex, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Rasmus, thank you for your review even if it is not that lovely. Of course we are sorry for your disappointment. Only to clarify: we cook fresh food (not taken straight out of the freezer or industry pre-cooked) which is also a bit offensive....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From Stefano greeting us like family to the finishing touches of our meals, this was truly an amazing experience. Initially we were going here one night, we are now headed back for a third time. The food is authentic, flavorful, and the service is impeccable....More

Thank Mike23b
paolosalemi, Direttore at Papa Rex, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Mike, hope to see you soon here again. Paolo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, I ordered lasagna and it was swimming in sauce, smothered in cheese, and oozing with grease. The lasagna was what you'd get if you ordered it in America. My son ordered pizza and it mirrored the lasagna.More

Thank Jennifer O
paolosalemi, Direttore at Papa Rex, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jennifer. We apologize for the not pleasant meal. We strive to give the best possible experience. I dont know why your lasagna was so greasy (we do not put oil in the lasagna, the only grease comes from the mozzarella and béchamel sauce-- some...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a lunch and it was a lovely experience. The prices are reasonable, the staff is lovely and the food is exceptionally tasty. The best spaghetti with cheese and pepper I've ever tried. My husband's ravioli were also very nicely cooked. I...More

Thank Aleksandra R
paolosalemi, Direttore at Papa Rex, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much Aleksandra!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my mother visited this restaurant on a couple of occasions. The food is amazing, service is first rate. The satff are friendly and welcoming. Stefano our waiter was extremely helpful, friendly and attentive. Even down to little details such as when he saw...More

Thank Lisa G
paolosalemi, Direttore at Papa Rex, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Lisa! Kind regards

Reviewed 10 July 2018

In spite of the fact that this restaurant caters to very large groups of tourists, my husband and I and our family enjoyed the atmosphere, the food, and the service, particularly that of our enthusiastic and helpful waiter, GENNARO.

Thank Epicurious47
paolosalemi, Direttore at Papa Rex, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit!!!! Paolo

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend tried lots of different places to eat on our week in Rome. We actually ended up going back to Papa Rex 3 times it was so good. All the food was great, never any complaints.

Thank Ellie F
paolosalemi, Direttore at Papa Rex, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much Ellie! Paolo

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Response from Ozziechick45 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it parked at the street in front to let us all out, went away and parked somewhere else, so it won't be any problem for those who can't walk very far
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Aurelia 87, 00165 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 634998
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