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Papa Rex

#5,356 of 9,046 Restaurants in Rome
#5,984 of 9,848 Places to Eat in Rome
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Via Aurelia, 87, Rome, Italy
+39 390 663 4998
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
standard but flexible

I have many times lunch witb my group. Menu was OK, restaurant waiter mostly Italian who delivered nice servise. However when crowded come at lunch. This resto near close to Vatican, with max 10 minutes walking.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Jonny Ivo K
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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were part of a large group (90 plus) here for a farewell dinner before heading back to the U.S. the next day. There were several courses to our dinner and red wine. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was 'what I would picture for Italian' and an entertaining woman sang to man playing accordion music. It was a fun... More 

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Jakarta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I have many times lunch witb my group. Menu was OK, restaurant waiter mostly Italian who delivered nice servise. However when crowded come at lunch. This resto near close to Vatican, with max 10 minutes walking.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As part of our tour of Rome we all lunched at Papa Rex. Restaurant - Was clean and tidy Staff - Polite and helpful however I did feel the man dressed as a gladiator was cheesier than their lasagne. Food - a four course set menu with 12 olives and 12 slices of cheese to go with the 2 baskets... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A fun location, with live music and entertainment. Seems more aimed at tour groups but has a good quality menu while not the most authentic very good quality. Would recommend but note isnt fine dining more casual.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

....as we did. Other reviewers have said it, this place is cheesy beyond belief, aimed at organised tour parties and not for discerning diners. Food was passable but nothing special.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We visited Papa Rex on the first night of our break in Rome - the food was lovely, but it was a bit of a shame that the restaurant was so quiet and lacked a bit of atmosphere. The Gladiator on the door played on his mobile phone most of the time!

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Leeds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

You can get a good meal here - but it is aimed at tour groups with set meals and entertainment. However, we were still served promptly and with attention. The overall quality of the food was good and it was a good price for a set meal. We visited the evening of Christmas Day.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Address: Via Aurelia, 87, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 390 663 4998
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
Average Prices: USD 16 - 38
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Aurelia, 87, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 390 663 4998

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 38
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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