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Self Service Musei Vaticani

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Vaticano, Vatican City, Italy
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Forget the rip off part the staff are unfriendly and couldn't care less about their job, shame really as they could maximise this business and get more out of it. Avoid this place

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Even as tired as you are, as hungry as you are, as desperate as you are, as whiney as your kids are, resist the temptation to take the easy way out and eat here. Leave the museum and eat elsewhere. You will waste your time and your money and be really angry at yourself for it. The staff has absolutely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Read negative reviews of the restaurant so was very wary of eating here. However the meal was far nicer than I expected. The food was good: the pasta dish, chicken and potatoes tasted good and was very filling. The staff were helpful. I was impressed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Having spent six days sampling some of the most delicious authentic Italian fare from a variety of eateries in Rome, I had high hopes for the restaurant in the Vatican Museum (having pre-booked along with our tickets). Unfortunately this is not a restaurant experience. Pros It was only €18 each. For that I received a rice dish, chicken wrapped in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

we had food at the cafe just before entering the sisitine chapel. quality of food is below par but when you are hungry you hardly notice. it isn't very expensive. espresso coffee 1 euro, sandwich 2.5 euro etc. but i would suggest to carry some snack along.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

For a place with the resources of the vatican, this appalling, even shameful. The pasta is inedible, reminescent of the worst US high school cafeterias, and the servers are as indifferent. But since you have practically no other choice once you are in the vatican museum you are stuck. If you really must eat or drink here, its much better... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The lines were incredibly long. Thank goodness all I wanted was bottled water. After a 20 minute wait in line I left. The entire experience at Vatican City was that way. I would definitely not consider it again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Wow this place is really bad. I mean REALLY bad! The pasta was inedible as hard as that is too believe. I spent two weeks in Italy and the only bad meal was in Vatican City the entire time I was there. The sad part is that it was purchased as a package deal with tickets and advertised as an... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

You can get bad, even inedible food in Italy and this is the place. We booked lunch online with our admission, and though booking ahead is a great idea to avoid the terrible museum lines, skip the lunch offer. The less you eat in the Museum the better. How can I explain how horrible the pasta was? We all threw... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

After the very long tour of the vatican museums, we needed something to eat so tried the self service restaurant. The menu selection was pretty poor, reminded me of school so we did the meal deal, a fairly big pizza slice, cake and water for €8 each. It was not bad, filled us up and was good value. . The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Forget the rip off part the staff are unfriendly and couldn't care less about their job, shame really as they could maximise this business and get more out of it. Avoid this place

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Address: Vaticano, Vatican City, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Vatican City
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: Vaticano, Vatican City, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Vatican City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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