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Vatican / Borgo
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Via del Mascherino, 60, Rome, Italy
+39 06 683 2663
11:00 - 20:00
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not quite sure how it's got any good reviews on here. Maybe it has ups and downs - in which case it was at the bottom of a trough when we visited. We stopped off out of rain when we came out of the Vatican, to sit and eat under its canopy, but within barely five minutes we were back... More 

Thank Mike H
Budapest, Hungary
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were sooooo hungry! Pasta arrived at once, taste was good, but couldn't have been fresh... Pizza is loaded with cheese but I've never seen a thinner dough. Got a salad and some toasted garlic bread, although we did not order them. Bread was great, though :D.

Thank HeyHaya
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Expensive place for the quality of the food that they bring to us! Also they bring us things that we didn't order but we have to pay finally. The "big mama" was very angry to all and didn't let you choose from the menu-just said something like "this is the best for you". The dishes were dirty, especially for the... More 

Thank vlado b
Manhasset, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Where to begin... we stumbled upon this place because most other restaurants were closed at the time. Decided to eat here because it looked like a traditional grandma's restaurant. Well, grandma yes, but not all grandmas are alike - this particular grandma is rude and loud and will order for you. Most dishes we wanted were unavailable, and what eventually... More 

Thank Bachiba
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017

As a family, we ate 4 pizza's at this restaurant. Basicly it was the worst pizza ever! And a total rip-off! Menu outside showed for a pizza about EUR 9,-. We orded 7 drinks (2 rounds with 4* and 3* drinks). We ended up paying EUR 62,-! (So about EUR 3,7 per drink!). Furthermore, the lady pretends not to understand... More 

Thank NL-Traveller3800
Bengaluru, India
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I am surprised to see so many bad reviews for this place. We went to this restaurant while leaving from Vatican and we liked it a lot. The pizza (prosciutto) was very good and the staff was very well behaved. I would definitely recommend the pizza here, but unfortunately after looking at the reviews, I am a little confused.

Thank aashish_raina
Ozark, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Terrible pizza, added 1euro to the price of everything, and didn't want to give us change. Avoid at all costs!!!

1 Thank ozarkhawk
Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Nonna acts all innocent, but is a shrewd business woman underneath. Food is ok, nothing to write home about, but stay away cause she will rip you off with the prices.

Thank Sankoshy
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2016

First of all the smell. This hole smells like expired oil and cheapest vinegar, and it smells hard. Not wine, not fried garlic or bolognese - expired oil and vinegar. And when it taste the dishes - they don't disappoint you: it still is something expired and sour. The worst food I tasted in my entire life, seriously. I ran... More 

Thank Nastya R
Boise, Idaho
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124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We lovingly call this place "mama's" because the lady running it seems like an Italian"Mama". She barks out orders, is a little gruff and doesn't speak English. You have to know how to order, and just go with it. You are asked "pizza or pasta?" "ensalata?" "vino or birra?". I recommend you go with the pasta, the salad and wine.... More 

Thank Laurajsi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Mascherino, 60, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 683 2663

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

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Neighbourhood Profile
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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