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Chef Express

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Esquilino
Italian, Bar, Café, Ice Cream, Contemporary, Pasta
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Via Marsala 25, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 059 754711
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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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  • 33
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  • 11
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Decent choice and price for a train station restaurant

A fairly good variety of hot and cold buffet items at reasonable prices (especially for Rome). It is what it is...a restaurant in a train station...nothing more, or less. However, I have eaten in a number of train stations, and this is pretty high on my list. The service is fast, efficient, and the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews 118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A fairly good variety of hot and cold buffet items at reasonable prices (especially for Rome). It is what it is...a restaurant in a train station...nothing more, or less. However, I have eaten in a number of train stations, and this is pretty high on my list. The service is fast, efficient, and the place is clean. I would recommend... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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83 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There are two places upstairs...one is small coffee place with just a few food items, the other is a fairly large "buffet." We went to the buffet since we were hungry, and had a salad and pasta. For a train station, it worked out well... and was reasonably priced, the food being prepared constantly. I'd rather eat here than McDonalds!... More 

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York
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157 reviews 157 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Ordered two espresso and panini. Were given the panini but not the espresso. We did not realise that this was served further along the bar and we did eventually receive them. Dd get a free cold drink.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I only had the muffins, and they were fantastic. The rest of the food looked nice and fresh however. Service was also fast and friendly.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Must stop here for coffee if you are in the termini station in time Coffee price is reasonable and the snacks are pretty yummy too

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We do not know where to eat I'm Rome for our first night stay in Rome, end up trying this. Food serve is not warm, bit disappointed. Staff are friendly thou.recommed for just to fill up your hunger, portion was big and we share it for two.

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chennai
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A quick eat out area inside termini. Variety in food at different times of the day. Sufficient seating inside. Negative would be no English speaking person at food selection area. Risotto was cold on one day and the person was rather rude when I asked, maybe he did not understand. There was a microwave at seating area, so we managed.

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Cornwall, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had a breakfast sandwich daily at Chef Express in the Termini and aside from one with unknown meat inside, they were all delicious, not expensive, and filling.

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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great place to grab refreshments/espresso, and snacks prior to long train ride, and right by the platform in termini. Actually can handle the business that comes in, which is a novelty in Rome, as most don't. Easy and done.

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Silesia Province, Poland
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70 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went here for a quick coffee before hitting the town. Coffee wasn't bad, but service was typical for Italians... First person collects order, second makes them. Sounds fair. But like always, Italian can't cooperate with each other, even on something that simple, like making coffee. So second employee want to paid for our order again, but the first person... More 

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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, Café, Ice Cream, Contemporary, Pasta

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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Staying in Esquilino

Neighborhood Profile
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.