On a recent (and first) trip to Rome, my partner and I visited the Vatican museum on a Friday evening (if you can catch one of the Friday evenings it's open, it's a great option - Pre-book = hardly any queue!)
We hadn't eaten beforehand so we were pretty hungry. When we came out we headed back round to the taxi rank at St. Peter's, we opted for one of the closest, open restaurants. Unfortunately for us, Cafe Santa Anna caught our eye. I should have listened to my instincts when I saw that, for what seemed like a decidedly average place, they were still charging 6 Euros for a bottle of beer. No... After a day of walking and aching feet, we ploughed on;
Pasta was average, extra meatballs were luke warm and not particularly tasty, garlic bread was at least 2-3 days old and a pretty ugly price tag. Even though they advertised 'cover charge included' - Yes, it was roughly calculated as 15% (it's seperate on the bill) and the waiter had the nerve to highlight the bill didn't include a tip!
I'm embarrased to say we didn't do a u-turn and walk straight out, but my optimsm prevailed (even though the place was empty) and my feet were shouting for a break. If you read this review, remember the name of this place and avoid it, no matter what your feet tell you!
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