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Velando

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Borgo Vittorio, 26, Rome, Italy
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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
Most recent review
Just Wonderful

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Michael K
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  • Late Night
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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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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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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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22 reviews 22 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you are planning a visit to the Vatican City or Vatican Museums, this is yur place for a nice lunch or dinner after an intense and tiring day. I was there for lunch but being a little place with no day light inside you could hardly tell the difference. A lovely lady will welcome you and will describe you... More 

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stL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is my second time eating at Velando... it is right around the corner from the Vatican and is absolutely charming! The owner is so friendly, and she will make fabulous suggestions (including wine pairings). Her English is pretty good, so that was lucky for us! Our food was delicious, and the meal ended with a complimentary Limoncello and a... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.