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Trattoria Ciao

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Vatican / Borgo
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Borgo Pio, 146, Rome, Italy
+39 06 686 1413
11:30 - 22:00
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please don't go here if you want a nice meal. Worst prawns I've ever had, only got two in my pasta and no meat come off them.

Thank Alice C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon walking in & seeing bottles of wine on tables ~ should have gone with instinct & left. Our bottle of Frascati was warm ~ had to ask for an ice bucket. My meal of Mozzarella & meats was awful ~ cheese was dry & not much of it. The meat was sparse & the ham was that thin almost... More 

Thank ET05
Wodonga, Australia
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84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were all very friendly and the gnocchi ragu that I ordered was nice. The only let down was that the coke was flat.

Thank Fiona H
Hong Kong, China
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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed near the Vatican so we chose this place for dinner. Service was good, food was ok / average (pasta and pizza), and prices are fair. However the white wine that I had tasted like water / diluted. It was very bad for €5 per 0.5L. Overall I believe there are better restaurants around the area.

Thank P C
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were approached by Luigi after returning from the Vatican. For me and my friends the pasta, lasagna and desert was something that we can cook better at home. If you are very hungry and looking for something average and cheep to eat this ok, but if you want a good experience when it comes to food, don't try this... More 

Thank Lorena D
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza is an insult for the dish. Pasta is nothing special. The waiters were polite and nice. The house wine was ok.

Thank Grega M
Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza was not nothing special, it was a little burned. Pasta wasn't nice it's too expensive for the quality

Thank Εύη Γ
Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Visited on a whim but was not impressed. There was only one server working so it took a while to place our order. I ordered fettuccine alfredo....not worth it. My boyfriend ordered a pizza that for some reason took 45 to come out (not special order - straight off the menu). He ended up not even eating it saying it... More 

Thank Chaun G
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Had a delightful evening meal with family at Ciao. Luigi was terrific as was the food. Can strongly recommend the lasagne. Very nice.

Thank fatkav2
Jersey, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We were starving after the Vatican tours and picked this just because we didn't want to walk anymore! My gnocchi was lovely, the wife's prawns were hit and miss, the boy's spaghetti bolognese was ok. House red wine was distinctly average. That said, it was very reasonably priced for the area.

Thank Tim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Pio, 146, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 686 1413

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Vatican / Borgo

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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.
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