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Osteria Venerina

Via del Mascherino 80, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4544 8433
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“peas” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (9 reviews)
“vatican city” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via del Mascherino 80, 00193 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped in here for a nice lunce with some friends after touring the Vatican. The place was packed and we had to wait for about an hour to get a table. We waited at another place a few doors down taking in the sights...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Found this location after a visit to the Vatican and decided to stop in for dinner. Pizza was the best we had and my spaghetti bolognese was delicious!

Thank JulesAg95
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I had lunch on May 2nd 2017. Even though the restaurant was 95% empty service was extremly slow:it was clear that waiters pass work to one another so nothing was done.Both waiters went to the street several times to chat with friends.A lady and who...More

Thank casricci
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Had Lunch at Venerina (Osteria) Al Mascherino near Vatican City. We had the special with Cannoli and spaghetti with peas in butter sauce. Good food, good service and friendly staff.

Thank JMCD56
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

EXCELLENT!!! If your legs are tired after a 3 hr. tour of the Vatican, and you want a traditional Italian lunch with house wine, where all of the locals eat out, you MUST try this cozy "osteria"!!! The servers are humorous, courteous, and speak English....More

Thank Jamcun
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We went to this place, as basically all the other restaurants that were reviewed with a high rating on Tripadvisor seemed to be closed on this evening (or shut down, Ristocchicco and Ristorante Borgo Antico). We did the light menu, which at €15 was good...More

Thank Food D
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Went on the basis of a review. Food was average at best and the whole meal was vastly overpriced. Mysterious bill. Left feeling ripped off and dissatisfied.

Thank Baedeckers
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

We popped in here for a cup of tea and a coffee to warm up while we waited for our vatican museum tour. The service was slow and the place pretty quiet. We went up to pay as we could get nobodies attention and were...More

Thank LeeLee883
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Very good lunch close to the Vatican with typical Italian dishes and formidable staff. Worth a visit. Very varied menu that pleases all the palate

Thank DrJoeCassar
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We are no strangers to Italy, nor to the area around the Vatican. It's difficult to find a place with good food, good service, and reasonable prices. When looking for a place to have lunch, this restaurant caught our eye, despite the absence of other...More

Thank brucedodge
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Mascherino 80, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 4544 8433
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