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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices


#756 of 9,553 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Vatican / Borgo
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via Degli Ombrellari 10, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 3018
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

316 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 65: English reviews
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to have lunch near the Vatican that wasn't a tourst trap and stumbled across this place. The crostini with mozzarella, anchovies and sun dried tomatoes was very good as was the pasta amatriciana. The staff was friendly and attentive. If you are near the Vatican, stay off the main street and come here. I wiuld... More 

Thank ladyvyper
San Francisco
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I've been a regular at Nuvolari for about two years. It is just a block off the Borgo Pio, which is filled with tourist traps. Nuvolari, on the other hand, caters mostly to locals and it feels very much like a neighborhood restaurant. The service is consistently terrific and the staff is very accommodating when you need something. They have... More 

1 Thank boomsj
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This restaurant was recommended by a local! Eventhough it is close to the Vatican, it is filled with locals. The food was great. The staff was friendly, made is feel at home. The prices were reasonable. The menu is not crazy busy ... Not too many choices .... I think this is a sign of a better restaurant.

1 Thank KAOSeattle
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We arrived at 19:45 and the restaurant was half full. The waiter took his time to tell us about the courses on the menu and recommend a wine. We had some chickpea balls for starters, the waiter asked if we wanted 1 or 2 portions and we ended up ordering 2 portions but one portion would have been enough for... More 

1 Thank Erik H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Really beautiful lunch excellent meat very Professional staff wine absolutly gorgeous and the price in Perfect relation of the quality

Thank eatw0rld
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I went to Nuvolari yesterday on 22 July, and i booked it through the trip advisor-the fork. The food was really good, and the manager was really nice he taught us how to order taxi. me and my husband really loved it and we decided it to go there again tonight but without booking first just go there and hope... More 

Thank Putri V
Province of Pisa, Italy
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by the owners of the apartment we rented in Borgo Vittorio, and to be honest were underwhelmed by the food, the bruchetti were tough, and the polpette tasted like poor quality sausage meat. The selection of wines was good and at reasonable prices.

Thank aethena l
Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Nuvolari is a charming restaurant located at Via degli Ombrellari, very close to the Vatican in the Borgo Pio area. The homemade pastas are wonderful, the seasonal salads (spinach, artichoke, tuna salad choices) are fresh, the Carbonara and Tagliolini con alici e fiori di zucca (anchovies and pumpkin flower pasta) are second to none. The Polpette alla Romana (Roman meatballs)... More 

Thank Jesus R
Jersey City, New Jersey
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Ate here 4 times (3 dinner 1 lunch) during a 1 week Rome trip. The staff made us feel welcome right away. Shout out to Frederico! Everything is freshly prepared and all our choices were excellent including the moderately-priced wine. After a hectic day of group sightseeing this was a welcome respite in the Borgo area near our hotel.

Thank Janet M
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Gave this a try based on TA reviews. We weren't disappointed. Lovely friendly and very helpful staff. We had a very nice bottle of local wine, great Roman food. 3 courses, wine, water, bread and a coffee was €88 which was very reasonable compared to other places and the food was excellent. Wish we had more time so we could... More 

Thank PandZ K

Been to Nuvolari? 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
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$27
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Degli Ombrellari 10, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6880 3018

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Nuvolari and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Park ridge
3 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Nuvolari 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