Papa Rex

by Danilo Brunetti

Located just a few steps from the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican, Papa Rex has been serving delicious cuisine since 1991. The restaurant boasts four themed rooms, each decorated in the classic Roman style, that are ideal for any occasion, whether it be a casual dinner or a formal celebration. The gastronomic philosophy of Papa Rex exudes respect for traditional local recipes, so you can be sure you are getting the real thing when you order famous Roman dishes like carbonara, amatriciana, saltimbocca alla romana, or stewed artichokes, not to mention the plethora of meat and seafood options. Pair your meal with a bottle of local red or white from Papa Rex’s ample wine cellar. Finish your meal with a classic dessert like tiramisù or lemon sorbet. Papa Rex keeps traditional Italian and Roman cuisine at the center of their specialties, while using the highest quality ingredients from the countryside around Rome. All credit cards accepted. Open every day, 12noon–11pm.

Via Aurelia, 87 (St. Peter’s/Vatican) – Tel 06634998 –