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Vaticano, Vatican City, Italy
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Good, enjoyable lunch at reasonable price!

Located within the Vatican Museum area, this self-service canteen is a good option for a quick lunch. Better come before lunch time, to avoid big crowd!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Once you are inside the Vatican Museum area you are pretty much trapped if you need a drink or something to eat. We ate here mid-way through our visit as we inevitably needed a break. Uninspiring food, not very fresh and we found quite unhelpful and dismissive staff. Given that you are in one of the most amazing places to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

When booking a ticket to the Vatican online, one has the option to book a "lunch at the museums", which to us sounded rather nice. I think we imagined a nice restaurant, a decent menu and a pleasant atmosphere. At 18 eur for this extra luxury (34 eur together with the entrance fee plus another fee of 4 eur, a... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We were desperately hungry and decided to stop by for a cappuccino and pastries. The cappuccino tasted vile and was served in a flimsy plastic cup. The pastries were rubbery and tasted of plastic. The only saving grace was that it only cost us 7e. The ladies at the cashier were quite nice and efficient.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

After spending hours walking around the Vatican me and my family wanted to eat a late lunch somewhere nearby so we chose this place. The coffee was in a tiny plastic cup and was of terrible quality and the food (we chose pasta and salad) was awful. The seafood smelled and tasted terrible and the pasta itself was wet and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Located within the Vatican Museum area, this self-service canteen is a good option for a quick lunch. Better come before lunch time, to avoid big crowd!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As anybody else I guess, the Vatican Museums are so large that sooner or later you want something to eat just to recharge the battery. We decided for the Pizza option and to be frank it wasn't that bad. What was bad was that you can actually buy only the menu option: pizza + water; pizza + drink; etc. actually... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

After many hours of walking around the Vatican Museums it is of course necessary to eat. Unfortunately the choices are limited and you are somewhat forced to eat in the canteen style self-service restaurant that has a very school canteen feel. The staff are efficient, but not very welcoming. They've clearly had enough of dealing with foreign visitors that don't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

When spending a day in the museum and when not willing to leave for one of the better restaurants nearby, one can survive by eating here. It is passable and gives you some energy, but don't expect anything special

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It's a good place to sit and relax after a long walk around the Vatican. The area is not near big enough for the amount of visitors and was still mobbed in the morning, so I would hate to see it at lunch time. The items can be quite expensive but not too bad considering it is one of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This cafeteria is inside the Vatican Museums. Average cafeteria. Prices are actually OK. Espresso is good. Practical place to rest your legs for few minutes while visiting the vatican museums. Clean bathrooms nearby (a rarity in Rome).

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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