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Papa Rex

#224 of 10,101 Restaurants in Rome}
€€ - €€€Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Via Aurelia 87, 00165 Rome, Italy
+39 06 634998
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (35 reviews)
“lasagne” (12 reviews)
“salmon” (6 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Via Aurelia 87, 00165 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Italy, I thought the food would be amazing, only to be sadly disappointed in realizing that it wasn't that good. Papa Rex, however, is the exception because the food here was so flavorful and delicious!!! Unfortunate for us, we happened across this gem on...More

Thank Shannon N
paolosalemi, Direttore at Papa Rex, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Shannon, thank you very much for visiting us and we are glad of your nice experience in our restaurant. We hope we can guest you soon. Paolo

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant we found, ate here a few times. A mix of locals (always a good sign) and tourists. I'd get there just before 7pm as it can get quite busy.

Thank Jaf71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had just finished a tour of the Vatican and was left stranded by my tour guide. I tried to find my way back to where I started but got completely lost. I ended up down some side streets but saw the warm, inviting lights...More

Thank Natasha D
paolosalemi, Direttore at Papa Rex, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Madam, Thank you very much for your comments. We work very hard and try to guarantee the best possible service, food and quality. It was a privilege to guest you in our place and we hope to see you again during your next trip...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was awesome. And our server Stefan was very nice and helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul Alexander M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ristorante Papa Rex is as good inside as it looks through the windows Looking for a late lunch spot on a Friday afternoon in Rome is not exactly difficult but finding somewhere that offers good food and fair value can be a little more of...More

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

Thank you very much for your visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined at this lovely restaurant 10/12/17, our last night of a 4 day visit to Rome. The pasta and the fish we selected for dinner were very well prepared & delicious. Service was average- we definitely had more attentive waiters at...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Found papa rex near our hotel on the 2nd night of a 4 night break . Sat outside on both the nights we ate there ,on both nights the service was excellent and the food was very good . Had scampi on the first night...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is very authentic and comfortable. The waiters are very nice and helpful and the food came quickly, I can recommend the lasagna.

Thank Felix D
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the Spaghetti with seafood and had a good late lunch with the family. Good, attentive service and the house wine was also good. Will be back!

Thank Marika P
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

A lovely restaurant near the Vatican City, pasta and wine to die for. Big shout out to Stefano for being a great waiter and speaking English! Will definitely come again :)

Thank Matt P
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9 October 2016|
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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$18 - US$41
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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