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Caffe Vaticano

#7,420 of 8,583 Restaurants in Rome
#8,156 of 9,337 Places to Eat in Rome
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Viale Vaticano 100, Rome, Italy
39 06 397
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
DO NOT EAT HERE!!!!!

The people giving this restaurant good reviews must either work for the place or have it confused with somewhere else they went. The food is TERRIBLE, I've had better pasta from the microwave. The service is sub-par. The restaurant doesn't even have a menu, which is smart on their part because... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Sam G
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The people giving this restaurant good reviews must either work for the place or have it confused with somewhere else they went. The food is TERRIBLE, I've had better pasta from the microwave. The service is sub-par. The restaurant doesn't even have a menu, which is smart on their part because if we saw how much they were charging for... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our beer was 20 euros... Yes 20 euros. For 2 paninis, one large beer, and one half bottle of wine is was over 70 euros. Asked the waiter and he said, "yea" and walked away. Worst experience of Italy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I have been here with my family. It'all bad....bad food, bad service, all bad!!! Price at the stars!I can't suggest it to nobody....

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

30 euros for coffee and a pastry, and rude staff to boot. Read the other reviews: do not get ripped off by this unscruopolous establishment.

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Boston, MA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We went here for a cappuccino before our Vatican tour. We had an early start time of 745 am and didn't have time to try to find anything else close by. They charge 5 euro for to go cappuccino, which is 3-4 times the appropriate cost. What a rip off! If you have time, there's plenty of coffee shops only... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We spent 5 1/2 hours in the Vatican Museums, this was the first Gelato and Coffee shop we saw. I asked for a 3 Euro gelato, Vern wanted a coffee and an apple strudel. They said come inside, sit down. The gelato guy said it will come on a small plate.The plate had a small doughnut on the bottom, lots... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Definitely a tourist trap. We went there for lunch tired from a visit to the Vatican museums. We were family of 5 Adults and 4 Children. No prices were displayed. Food was good but extremely expensive. Ended up paying 268 Euros for food which would have cost us max 50-60 Euros elsewhere. A bottle of juice which costs 1Euro elsewhere... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Loved this resurant. It is right outside the Vatican museums so once you have spent several hours wandering around in there you need so food and a sit down, this is the place to go. There were seven of us and the place was packed. However a waiter took us to the bar were the food was and got us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Absolutely loved this little place, not sure why it has bad reviews if I am honest. People have to remember that this is Italy, and this is the way Italian's do food. Stayed near for five days and had brekkie here every morning. The array of food is amazing, the staff are friendly. Prices are average. People must also remember... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

One of the ridiculously priced and appallingly bad cafes found in the area of the Vatican. Nothing good to say about the place and its attitude.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Viale Vaticano 100, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: 39 06 397

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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