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“Food Not Great - The Atmosphere Was Spectacular”

Papa Rex - Tipical restaurant Est.1991-
Ranked #628 of 12,448 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $41
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
White Plains, New York
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Food Not Great - The Atmosphere Was Spectacular”
Reviewed December 18, 2011

Yes, it is a tourist rap a few blocks from the Vatican but what it lacks in food enjoyment is more than made up with the nightly entertainment that is provided. Greeted by the traditional Roman warrior when we entered the restaurant, a duo was singing opera classics while the pianist did a splendid job providing the musical score. This continued for almost ninety minutes and four courses of a traditional Italian meal – the food itself was not great but the atmosphere was splendid.

  • Visited October 2011
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
Reviewed December 11, 2011

Its really a tourist trap ....... We had visited this with high expectation of getting a local flavor and enjoying Italian cuisine. It was disappointing to say the least. Bad food, worse service. Avoidable

  • Visited November 2011
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Houston, Texas
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“TOURIST TRAP! STAY AWAY!”
Reviewed November 19, 2011

Only restaurant I left my plate barely touched the entire time I was in Italy. We should have known when we arrived and there was a gladiator outside charging restaurant patrons for photos. He even looked at my wife and I and shook his head as if to say "no, this place is for the giant groups of tourists, not for couples on their honeymoon". And he was right. There were 3 tour buses parked outside and the restaurant was packed with only tourists. No local in their right mind would eat here. The food was bland AT BEST and the prices were ludicrous. There wasn't a single Italian waiter there, which also should have tipped us off. The waiter offered us the special and got irritated with us when we asked to see the menu. If you want a truly amazing dining experience, check out Trastevere, especially a place called Augusto!

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