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Il Papalino

Borgo Pio, 172/173 | Borgo Pio, 172/173, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 686 5539
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“maialino” (15 reviews)
“cicoria” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (16 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Borgo Pio, 172/173 | Borgo Pio, 172/173, 00193 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Popped in for lunch after a Vatican Museum tour. Decent tortellini and the service was fine. Pretty average on the whole - nothing to shout about but decent enough and about mid-range for the local prices.

Thank Norbert_Whiteley
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

First night in Rome came here, really poor food; no flavour and came in tin foil. Fish pasta was overcooked and had no garlic... in Italy! Wine was nice though, would thoroughly recommend a wine bar instead if that's what brings you here. Besides with...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Best pizza in Rome and I had a few. My son says his was the second best and he draws from a larger sample than me. The pasta was also very very good. Service was friendly.

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The staff was very friendly and the food was good too. We visited this restaurant several times over our week stay in Rome and tried many different things on the menu and was pleased with it all

Thank Hinsy73
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Food was delicious, timely with great service. You can eat al Fresco (outside under an umbrella) or inside. Location is close to the Vatican.

Thank Truthis1st
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We love this restaurant which is very near where we usually stay when we are in Rome. Staff are always happy to see us and are so helpful and nice. It is such a joy to come back to a place like this were food...More

Thank BettyKate
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Just happened by on this location as it is right down the way from our apartment we are renting. The service was good after we were seated. My wife got a pizza which she said was good and my son and I got the Spaghetti...More

Thank SteveLalaE
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I'm not sure if they were just having an off day, as there are plenty of other good reviews, but we didn't enjoy the food at all here. The carbonara especially was terrible, and I didn't like my pizza either. The rest of the family...More

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful setting not far from st Peter's square. Good mix of food and incredible service. Clean restrooms.

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The food in this restaurant is pretty good. I ordered roast chicken with potatoes and my husband had bolognese. Unfortunately, there were flies swarming around us for our entire meal. One went into my husband's wine, and I found two on my chicken. I therefore...More

Thank 1984catherine
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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Pio, 172/173 | Borgo Pio, 172/173, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 686 5539
Close to Vatican Cty
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