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Chef Express

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Esquilino
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Pub
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Via Marsala 25, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 059 754711
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Bar & Snack - Ristorante - Pizzeria - Corner Mr Panino, Gourme, Renzini...
Bar & Snack - Ristorante - Pizzeria - Corner Mr Panino, Gourme, Renzini - Gelateria - Market food - Tabacchi - Lottomatica - Free wifi

In Rome's Grand Station, there are three Chef Express eateries on the ground floor, located in front of tracks 1-2, 11-12, 23-24. The Chef Express Bar is in front of track 27
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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Ok for something quick

We came here because we wanted something fast to start our day in rome, it was fine, the only reason why we picked this place is because it's located in Termini which was in our way. Nothing special.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
Cindy B
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We came here because we wanted something fast to start our day in rome, it was fine, the only reason why we picked this place is because it's located in Termini which was in our way. Nothing special.

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Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I went to chef express on a school trip as it was what was included in the package I paid for. I found the staff extremely rude, and very hard to talk to as they didn't have good English. Also I am a vegetarian and there was a very bad selection of food for me in the buffet we had... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

On the way through the Termini station, picked up Panini, crisps and drinks. Reasonable selection and prices as you would expect. Small seated area available and take away service.

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Thank Pickle085
Hudson River Valley, New York
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Got a quick sub here to bring back to the hotel for lunch. Sub was very good. Would buy again from here.

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Thank glennsaddress
Tromso, Norway
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

After some horrible experiences in other cheap restaurants in the area we decided to eat one day here. For only €10 you get a full dinner with several dishes. That was a really good price. The food was good for the price and we enjoyed our meal. The selection was variated and they had also a salad bar. The only... More 

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Thank Thorz
Clonmel, Ireland
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180 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I only stopped to get coffee but I must say that was one of better coffees I had. Great and cheap for what I receive. I was surprised to pay 1.5 euro for latte at champion airport. Very nice

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Thank maggiedino
North Holland Province, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I fell in love with this restaurant because of its quality and a lot of choices. It is a sort of serve yourself service. Pasta al forno is a must to taste, i,ve been here over the years and the qualify is still at the top with affordable price. There are large lcd tv screens position everywhere. It,s right inside... More 

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Thank Veeko2008
Aveiro, Portugal
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The meal was good, it is a coffee shop near a train station so don't expect anything fancy. It was almost a little expensive.

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Thank djx24
Chicago
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Good place for a quick continental breakfast. No frills and quick service. Pastries were delicious and prices very reasonable. Gives a huge pot of tea. Great for the price.

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Thank DongHaus
Toledo, Ohio
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451 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Yes, I know this a train station but I do expect places with inflated prices to at least serve adequate eats. Forget eating in Roma Termini. Bring something with you or wait until you leave the station.

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Thank Solaron

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Marsala 25, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighborhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 059 754711

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Bar & Snack - Ristorante - Pizzeria - Corner Mr Panino, Gourme, Renzini - Gelateria - Market food - Tabacchi - Lottomatica - Free wifi

In Rome's Grand Station, there are three Chef Express eateries on the ground floor, located in front of tracks 1-2, 11-12, 23-24. The Chef Express Bar is in front of track 27

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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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Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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