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“Nothing is a problem when on top of the world in Rome!”

Cafeteria at Monumento Vittorio Emanuele II
Neighbourhood: Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Neighbourhood: Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Was there in April on a sunny spring day, it took me for ever to climb those steps (following a sign that said lift) but when I got there it was worth every step! We spent 3 hours chatting and contemplating the magnificent views. We ordered the drink of the moment Aperol Spritz:

2 oz sparkling wine (prosecco or cava)
1.5 oz Aperol
splash of soda

Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Pour sparking wine first and then Aperol into the glass (add the Aperol second so it doesn't sink to the bottom), and then finish with splash of soda. Garnish with an orange slice.

On the way down I spoke to a lovely blue eyed guard who allowed me to use the lift to go down.
Italians are just so charming and nothing is a problem, what a way to live!

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Thank ChioChuca
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Reviewed 21 February 2013 via mobile

This place is all about the location and the view. Fantastic! The coffee is good, and in the afternoon it is no problem to find a free table. Perfect for a break after visiting the nearby attractions.

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Reviewed 4 November 2012

There are several museums in this complex, plus a church, ruins of an ancient Roman apartment house, and, next door, the Capitoline museums. So there are a lot of tourists wandering around here, and some of them will head for this cafeteria. If you want to get your food without waiting, try to get here before noon.
The food is mostly just sandwiches and salads, but from any table you will enjoy stunning views of Rome's eastern skyline (not St. Peter's). An excellent choice, even if you didn't come for the museums.
To get there from the street, climb the very high stairway toward the Aracoeli church (left of the steps to the Capitoline museums, which don't connect at the top!) and go through the gate on the left.

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Reviewed 27 October 2012

The view is the most impressive part of the cafeteria. The food is average and not too expensive and the service is quick and professional.

Thank Arthur M
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Reviewed 9 September 2012 via mobile

After spending a good few hours at the museum we spotted this cafe, it was beautiful so we thought it would be pricey. Turns out it was incredibly cheap and the coffee was lovely!
They had fans as well, maybe they read previous reviews!
Definitely worth visiting! Make sure you also get the lift on to the top of the building as well, it's breathtaking

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Thank TanyaLouise11
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