We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 8,454 Rome Restaurants

Velando

Borgo Vittorio, 26, Rome, Italy
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #818 of 8,454 Restaurants in Rome
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Write a Review

35 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    24
    8
    2
    0
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Potomac, Maryland
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Parkland, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Preston, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
stL
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, CA
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

It's not cheap (€10-20 for starters and 1st plates and €15-30 for 2nd plates. A bottle of the very good "house" red wine was €15) but it's worth it. Dishes are perfectly prepared, fresh and flavorful. Sausage ravioli was good, pumpkin ravioli was great, steak was very good, and risottos were also very good. I wouldn't go out of my... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

Velando is one of my favorite places in Rome. You can always count on a meal that is quiet, elegant, but not expensive. It is a small place, which contributes to the nice atmosphere. The cuisine is northern Italian--Lombardian, which is a nice alternative in Rome. The owner herself tends to the tables and always is very welcoming and pleasant.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Velando also viewed

 

Been to Velando? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing