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Velando

#1,501 of 9,107 Restaurants in Rome
#1,789 of 9,907 Places to Eat in Rome
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Vatican / Borgo
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Borgo Vittorio, 26, Rome, Italy
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
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  • 12
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A hidden gem

With seeing all the good reviews i had to try this nice restaurant of course. And ..its a gem...small, nothing special from the outside, inside cosy and special atmosphere. The lady recieved me with a smile, friendly, helpfull. They have fixed menus but also a la carte. Its a chef who dares to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Evergem, Belgium
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Evergem, Belgium
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343 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

With seeing all the good reviews i had to try this nice restaurant of course. And ..its a gem...small, nothing special from the outside, inside cosy and special atmosphere. The lady recieved me with a smile, friendly, helpfull. They have fixed menus but also a la carte. Its a chef who dares to innovate the recepies..loved the food. The combination... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We spent our last dinner here with my husband during our vacation in Rome based on earlier reviews. Thanks for the idea! the food was very good, the service very kind. My husband ate veal Milanese style with safrone risotto, I had the day's choice, which was rabbit with sage, both delicious, however my husband found the portion a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Trip Advisor had this resturant very highly rated and it was correct. A quaint little place on a back street near the Vatican, family run with fabulous food and a great wine selection. It was a peaceful place where you can talk (and be heard) at dinner. The saffron risotto and the Osso buco was the best I have ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Being Brits, we like to have our meal "early" like 7pm. We found the lights off and were just about to meander off somewhere else when the owner saw us and invited us in. The best meals I've had have been produced by female chefs , and this was no exception - the menu was compact and what we had... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was an absolutely delightful dining experience in a quiet "out of the way" residential area very near the Vatican. My wife and I were introduced to Velando by a priest just after a private tour of the Vatican. It seems Velando is a favorite place for many who live and work in Vatican City. Like the locals, we found... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

After reading the excellent reviews we decided to give Velando a try. Our perception was a bit clouded by the fact that we were the only diners in the restaurant for our entire 2+ hour meal. Arriving around 8:30 the atmosphere was quiet as a tomb and remained so throughout the meal, which we tried to enjoy as a private... More 

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is small delightful family run restaurant situated in a quiet street close to the Vatican. The food is freshly prepared and is typical Italian cuisine. It is a place to take one's time and savour really good cooking. There is a very acceptable wine list and the staff are particularly helpful in recommending wine to accompany the chosen dishes.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

One of the better places in Rome for quality meal, good service and romantic, quite. located a walk from the vatican. home made good high quality

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Parkland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Just got back from two week vacation in Rome and got the chance to eat several times at Velando. We were introduced to this restaurant by a Monsignor who has been with the Vatican for 50 years and truly knows what is good around the area. This is a charming restaurant that might have no more than 10 tables (If... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel and what a find it turned out to be. The restaurant is quite small but you get the feeling that you are dining in the home of the owners. The food was anabsolute delight and the service was exceptional, nothing was too much trouble even if it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Borgo Vittorio, 26, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighborhood: Vatican / Borgo

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Staying in Vatican / Borgo

Neighborhood Profile
Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighborhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighborhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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