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Via Aurelia, 87, Rome, Italy
+39 390 663 4998
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Ranked #5,956 of 8,750 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $18 - $43
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Had an authentic Italian pizza at Papa Rex Restaurant on 28th Oct'14. It is situated 5 mins ftom St. Peter. The pizza was delicious and crispy with thin crust and cheese. A typical Italian pizza. Garlic spaghetti is also good.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A fun way to wind up a tour of Italy if you don't take yourself too seriously. Food was ok; service was good for our group of 50+ and the entertainment was schmaltzy! Didn't like the centurion at the door and photo offered for sale afterward. Agree with others, tourist trap and if you are looking for good food in... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

The food was ok to good. Service was good and live entertainment. Its more aimed af larger tourist groups. Had a salmon with sesame that was really good and a mixed fish plate that was not a top meal.

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Rome, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

One night in February (a stone's throw from St. Peter's), my wife and I were tired, hungry and drawn to this restaurant by the attractive foliage, candles etc. outside. It does look pretty. We parked the car (always a challenge in Rome) and went into the restaurant. We were greeted by a "centaurian" at the door about to step outside... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Worst dining experience ever... and it takes a lot for me to get this down on a restaurant. Between incredibly apathetic staff who clearly hold 'foreigners' in contempt, average food at best, and incredibly cheesy entertainment, this goes well beyond "going through the motions". Management must think people are truly stupid. I take responsibility for coming... but won't make that... More 

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North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This late in August (12th) it is hard to find a good restaurant near our apartment that is open and serves good food. We decided to take a walk around the area (near Vatican) but off the beaten path and found Papa Rex. The food was very good - husband had pizza with mushrooms and I had pasta with a... More 

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Ashford, Kent
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food served wasn't what we ordered and the manager was extremely rude, refusing to replace the incorrect dishes

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Melbourne Aussie
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Spent the final night of our Trafalgar "Italian Glory" tour in this restaurant and what a fabulous night it turned out to be! Our group of 24 travellers, plus our Tour Director and Driver were traeted to excellent food, great entertainment from a Tenor and Soprano and the fun spilt onto the street next to the Vatican with motorists stopping... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I had pizza and grilled salmon....both were good, especially the pizza. Nice ambience and good service.

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Penrith, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

a a very late review but visit was feb 2013 it was last night of our tour and our gide had booked us all in (30 ppl) for our final dinner. it was our best group night. greeted by a galidator and friendly staff. from memory it was alternate serve or possibly dishes of pastas and salads put out for... More 

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Address: Via Aurelia, 87, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 390 663 4998
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
Average Prices: USD 18 - 43
Cuisine: Italian

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