We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Osteria Venerina

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Vatican / Borgo
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Via del Mascherino 80, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4544 8433
Website
Today
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 45: English reviews
Stuttgart, Germany
Level Contributor
136 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Asian-Cajun-Travel
Viborg, Denmark
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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. The background is filled with Italian chatter rather than sirens. The food is delicious for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jamcun
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 value for money. We got a bruschetta, a very basic salad with olives and basil... More 

Helpful?
Thank Food D
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Baedeckers
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
242 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 shocked by an 11 euro bill, 6 euros of which were a 'service charge' of... More 

Helpful?
Thank LeeLee883
Level Contributor
69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Helpful?
Thank DrJoeCassar
Tucson
Level Contributor
78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 diners. Enjoyed a peaceful, quiet lunch. Prices very much in line with other establishments of... More 

Helpful?
Thank brucedodge
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
232 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

4 people ate here, seemed popular with the locals (even cops taking away pizzas). Service professional and friendly and all food great. I had a pizza, wife beef, and then guests took a salad and pork chops and no complaints. House wine reasonably priced and good quality. Recommended.

Helpful?
Thank p0lak
Murray, Utah
Level Contributor
314 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

This restaurant is just north of the Vatican City, and easy walking to after the tour. The food was good, actually very good, but not the best we had in Rome. They accommodated our group of 40 people very efficiently and I would recommend for groups

Helpful?
1 Thank David L
Ireland
Level Contributor
48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Looking for quieter place after visiting Vatican Museum - happened on this friendly restaurant . V helpful lady invited us to choose table outside or inside - we stayed outside in sun . Had 2 pastas & house wine & dessert . Pasta was fresh - no frozen food . All excellent . Would recommend it highly for lovely casual... More 

Helpful?
Thank TripFanIreland

Travellers who viewed Osteria Venerina also viewed

 

Been to Osteria Venerina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Osteria Venerina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Vatican / Borgo

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood