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Papa Rex

Via Aurelia 87, 00165 Rome, Italy
+39 06 634998
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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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 6 May 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon restaurant coming from the Vatican. We were greeted by a guy dressed in Roman battle costume and were treated very nice. We sat in a corner table for two. The decor is very nice and there was some background music playing. I...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Well, this place was convenient since it was very near Vatican. We were a large group of 33 and went there for lunch. It looked attractive from the outside. A 'gladiator' blocked our way at its front entrance with a cameraman who snapped our photos,...More

Thank 71emma
Reviewed 22 February 2014

They pulled us in - we should have realised - no-one was in there. Food was disgusting. Didn't have any steak that was on menu. Rude service. There is a fantastic restaurant round there corner "Goose" which was always buzzing full of people - wish...More

5  Thank Isabel4444
Reviewed 1 January 2014

I was on a group tour and our last night in Rome optional excursion was dinner and music at Ristorante Papa Rex which is walking distance to Vatican City. I was very happy with the quality of the food in which the ristorante served all...More

2  Thank cfitzsim
Reviewed 29 November 2013

I see some negative reviews, but we really liked this place! We came with one of the groups from our cruise ship. There were a few groups that showed up almost all at the same time. The staff were prepared, and we didn't have to...More

Thank Missionminded
Reviewed 9 October 2013

We arrived in Rome at 7pm after a long train ride and decided to eat at Papa Rex without reading any reviews. We were brought to our table for 3. The waiter brought us over and kicked a man out of the table he wanted...More

4  Thank Shannon P
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Came here with a group and had the pre-fixed menu. It was yummy! So so SO many courses and all totally delicious. The opera singers were also great. It was a complete package!

1  Thank nlove05
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We were staying near by and decided to eat here based on how hungry we were...we had to dodge gladiators to get in, were ignored in favor of already seated tour groups by waitstaff, and were stuck in a far corner next to a bathroom...More

2  Thank roaminrome
Reviewed 30 August 2013

It was NOT a very nice meal for me. It is very hard to find a place in the lovely Italy that does not serve decent food, and this is one of them. Papa Rex was not a pleasing restaurant and I was not happy...More

Thank Arya S
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We recently enjoyed their Roman hospitality consisting of dining and entertainment and recommend it to all others -it was an evening we will never forget -- hope to return someday -- maybe a trip to Rome just to revisit PaPa Rex --- ignore all the...More

Thank Eugene D
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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$19 - US$43
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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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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