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Via Aurelia 87, 00165 Rome, Italy
+39 06 634998
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did not get a table at the restaurant of our choice and decided to try Papa Rex.....it was a great decision!! The food was excellent and the services was friendly....plus very reason price!!! We had Caprese salad, peppered mussels and pasta with lobster....we thoroughly enjoyed the food!

Thank BKPun
York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

After a local recommendation from our hotel owner we visited Papa Rex's in February 2017 and we were not disappointed. The restaurant staff (Steffano and the two other waiters, didn't get their names) were exceptionally welcoming and attentive and the food was the best we had whilst in Rome, so good we had three courses and drinks. All of which... More 

Thank Leah D
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

During a visit to Rome we had dinner at Papa Rex twice. The atmosphere was very friendly - yes, we agree that Stefano is a very good waiter! - with discreet Italian music and a spacious, airy room. The food was delicious - my ris con zucchini e menta was unusual and very tasty and my husband said his lasagne... More 

Thank MCfromKent
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Place for a quick lunch with decent seafood spaghetti and diavola pizza. Ask for chilly pepper olive to spice things up a bit. Nice and kids friendly staff. Have a good lunch!

Thank Bogdan D
Burleson, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had dinner here our second night in Italy! Good food, live entertainment, and Stefano was a top notch server!

Thank KelliJustusson
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here one evening in March after reading reviews. We decided to try something different to pasta and pizza. I ordered chicken and my husband ordered lamb. As they say I got what it said on the tin, half a chicken on my plate with a few sprigs of rosemary. The Chicken was rewarmed and not very hot and... More 

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Gentile Signora, ci scusiamo molto per l'inconveniente riguardante il pollo da Lei ordinato. Avremmo avuto piacere a conoscere il suo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on the day we left Rome for a last minute lunch, to say it was beautiful would not do justice. We ordered the tenderloin fillet which came with a gorgeous buttery pepper sauce and a side of the rosemary potatoes. They were just perfect - so tasty! I must give a special mention to Stefano, the waiter... More 

Thank Laura S
North Wales, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food, excellent value for money, friendly staff....this is a great spot for dinner when in the area of the Vatican. I wish that I had discovered this place a few days ago as I would have definitely returned😊.

Thank Gwenda H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

The food is amazing! The place is very comfortable and calm! The waiter, Stefan, is really nice and helpful! Very good!

Thank Tainá M
Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Came to Papa Rex for a quick lunch before going to Vatican. Lasagna was probably the best mill I've tried over 3-days stay in Rome. The place has a nice cozy atmosphere accompanied with welcoming and attending staff. Wondering whether someone plays the restaurant's piano?

Thank Kuhhmay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $38
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Aurelia 87, 00165 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 634998

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?