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Ristorante La Romanella

££ - £££
Vatican / Borgo
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Via Borgo Pio 124, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6889 2848
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to give a chance to a small place, with a nice guy inviting us to lunch there... the lies: . hand made pasta - not at all, can make better and much cheaper at home . House wine - the wine was good, but not from the house . Salad - not fresh . Meat - terrible .... More 

Thank Rachel W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was accosted nicely by the usual street tout who took us to this restaurant thought would look in and walk on, but the service and respect we were receiving was done in a friendly banter like way, we ordered drinks and food and i must say this was the best we have had from a reasonably priced restaurant since our... More 

Thank Maojohn
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were at the Vatican on a very windy and cold day and happened upon this place mostly because we were desperate to get out of the cold. Firstly, it took them about 5 minutes to seat us then bring us the menus. When they finally arrived to take our order, the waiter was quite curt and dismissive. The restaurant... More 

Thank Melissa P
Kastrup, Denmark
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We ordered 3 sandwiches, 1 spaghetti bolognese, 2 beers and 2 waters. When we got the bill they had added several additional items: Double service (tips when tips was already included), as well as money for bread and meatballs which was never ordered for at total price of almost 100 EUR. I would call this blatant robbery. An incredibly bad... More 

Thank Poul K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

BE AWERE Food OK but they take 15% sevizio and put their own tip on the bill, more than 10% DONT GO THERE

Thank Johan L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Avoid this place!!!!! The food is middling and the worst: they create a lot of fees to stole you! Service (15%) never seen in any place in Europe (they say it because its a touristic place ???) and 10 Euros of (obligatory) tips! This place should be closed! We did not pay these extras fees because we had a really... More 

Thank Maiana H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Hey, I came to this restruant after I had unpleasnt visit in Arlu. After I ordered, I used their Wifi to check them on TA and reliezed people say they are scams. Then, I approached the man in charge of this place and directly asked him about this taxes. They said that they will not charge me for anything except... More 

Thank haviv c
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Worst place i've ever been in the whole Italy. I was on my way with my friends to a pretty good looking restaurant when this lady approached me and offered me a strange menu for 9€. As we got to the restaurant to check it out, this other guy, probably the owner changed the menu into a different thing and... More 

Thank Juan L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The Food was great. Me and my husband Are very picky and I had sea food spaghetti and my husband had a veal stew with peas. I feel awkward giving 5 stars to something rated so low. Once we sat down and got connected to wifi , read reviews about the place we just ordered I was desperate and ready... More 

Thank Ana S
Des Moines, Iowa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

La Romanella or "Sunrise" on your credit card billing is a rip-off restaurant, which is a shame because it actually has some pretty decent dishes. The restaurant is on a Vatican neighborhood street and the owner is active in hustling business off the street and his persuasion caused my wife to decide on dinner. In fairness, the menu does clearly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Borgo Pio 124, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6889 2848

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

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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