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#2,286 of 9,459 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Vatican / Borgo
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Borgo Vittorio, 26, Rome, Italy
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

I had lunch here last week while in Rome. It is a quiet restaurant not in a tourist area. The welcome was warm and the service excellent. The food was of a very high standard.

Thank marielco
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

It was our last night in Roma but not the least. Very excellent dinner. Nothing to add. And the chef is also able to serve us!

Thank Gaël R
Fenwick Island, Delaware
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

Our group of 8 ate lunch and were very happy with the ravioli and red house wine. It was quite enough we could all hear each other as the customers were spaced out for comfort and privacy. The portions were great for lunch and you can tell they even care about how something as simple as ravioli is presented. Very... More 

Thank John A
Euless, Texas
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

The down-side is a bit pricey, although I didn't see the final bill. Pleasant decor, excellent service, non-intrusive but attentive, very quiet, excellent for conversation, I had fish filled homemade ravioli with pomegranates. Very fresh and homemade, but not abundant portions. Friends had gnocchi and tagliatelle that looked at least as delicious and more generous portions than my ravioli.

Thank twobobs2015
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

Behind busy Borgo Pio this lovely small restaurant has a really interesting menu - I enjoyed sea bass and saffron ravioli and a lovely orange souffle like pudding - make sure you don't miss out!

Thank Rosemary N
Evergem, Belgium
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419 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

With seeing all the good reviews i had to try this nice restaurant of course. And ..its a gem...small, nothing special from the outside, inside cosy and special atmosphere. The lady recieved me with a smile, friendly, helpfull. They have fixed menus but also a la carte. Its a chef who dares to innovate the recepies..loved the food. The combination... More 

2 Thank HugoColle
Budapest, Hungary
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We spent our last dinner here with my husband during our vacation in Rome based on earlier reviews. Thanks for the idea! the food was very good, the service very kind. My husband ate veal Milanese style with safrone risotto, I had the day's choice, which was rabbit with sage, both delicious, however my husband found the portion a little... More 

1 Thank peferni
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Michael K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Rob V
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197 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

4 Thank TomRossAtlanta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Vittorio, 26, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighborhood: Vatican / Borgo
  • Phone Number: 3488137047

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Staying in Vatican / Borgo

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.
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