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Good sit-down lunch near Vatican

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Can anyone recommend a decent restaurant near the Vatican for lunch? I know Pizzarium is nearby, but I think the kids (and myself) will want to sit after hours at the Vatican museums. We aren't looking for fancy - just good food that is reasonably priced. Thank you!

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  1. When in rome last September, I really liked Sorpasso.

    (some info here : http://www.elizabethminchilliinrome.c...)

    1. In addition to Sorpasso, you can try out Romeo, which is the newly opened place that featured the cooking of Cristina Bowerman (Glass) and the Roscioli brothers. They have a more formal part, as well as a casual sandwich part.


      1. Definitely Sorpasso, which is going to be the least amount of walking, whether you exit the Vatican complex from the Vatican Museums or Saint Peter's Square. I may even see you there. it is my go-to lunch spot after Vatican tours;)


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        1. re: katieparla

          Wouldn't that be lovely :). Thanks for the input...it does seem like Sorpasso would be a good choice. One meal in Rome down...7 more to go!

          1. re: katieparla

            Katie - if I were to try to go there on a Friday late afternoon, say 5pm, would I need a reservation as a solo? I think I'd like to try this one as my late lunch before I go to the evening Vatican tour.

          2. ALL of these are great choices. My vote is for Romeo, for it's flexibility. You can have a sit down lunch or a quick snack depending on the moods of everyone after your Vatican morning.


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            1. re: gmcguireinrome

              I can second gmcguire's rec. Romeo is very cool, yet really good lunches too.
              Cristina Bowerman, Chef/owner is an expert at what she does.

            2. Do you need to make reservations for lunch? We have a 1:30 entry to the Vatican, would eating at noon give us enough time?

              1. Da Cesare was delicious, one of the best pasta meals of my last trip to Rome. Be warned that the walk was a bit much, it was further than I was expecting in the heat. I would still go, but hop in a cab :)