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Eating Near the Vatican Museums


Contrary to popular belief, the area around the Vatican Museums is not a gastronomic wasteland. There is plenty of great food to be found, if you know where to look. I am particularly fond of the area’s quick meals and street food. My favorite spots are Turkish Doner Kebab on Via Ottaviano where borek costs €1 and felafel is €3. Franchi on Via Cola di Rienzo is my spot for a panino or something more substantial at their tavola calda. Pizzarium on Via Meloria behind the Cipro Metro is great for a suppli’ or a slice. Panifcio Mosca on Via Candia and does good pizza by the slice, as does Colapicchioni at via Properzio 23.

2016-01-07T14:37:54+00:00 July 3rd, 2009|Categories: Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments


  1. JP July 4, 2009 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    I had no idea that there were so many delightful choices of places to eat near the Vatican – could just camp out by St Peter’s and spend the weekend eating deliciousness! Seriously, need to spend more time on the other side of the Tiber!

  2. Katie July 5, 2009 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Quando vuoi! There are so many great places to eat in Prati. I dont get over there nearly enough and finishing Vatican tours at 6pm means the only places that are open for dinner are gross tourist traps. We’ll head over there for sure on your next trip!

  3. Dianne Bennett July 10, 2009 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Great ideas, Katie – and, as usual, fabulous pictures. Let me add one – “da Vito e Dina” at via degli Scipioni, 50 (closed Tuesdays) – down the block from the film club Azzurro Scipioni, that shows La Dolce Vita with English subtitles every Sunday at 5 p.m.

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