Best restaurants near Vatican Museums in Rome

Best restaurants near Vatican Museums in Rome: following is a list of favorite restaurants and eateries near Vatican Museums in the Prati district. Considering the fact that Prati is an area particularly praised by the families, the list also includes the local market and a selection of take away shops where, on the cheap, you can taste mouthwatering dishes in a flash.

Best restaurants near Vatican Museums in Rome: local markets


Local food market Trionfale

Visiting the Trionfale Market is like the experience of a market in the countryside, except that it’s conveniently indoors. Not a lot of tourists as this is a busy food and produce market for the locals. Filled with brightly colored items, it’s a great place to get meat, cheese and bread for your Roman picnic. The market is divided by corridors with boxes of different colors depending on the product category: green for fruits and vegetables (the farmers are located toward the bottom of the market), blue for fish, red meat. If you like to cook while in Rome you must visit this market in the Prati district near the Vatican. It is an experience just to look and listen but even more fun to shop for cooking at home. DO NOT touch the produce. Vendors will come to you and you can point for what you want if language is limited. This place is quite huge and you need to go in the mornings.

Address: Via Andrea Doria 3
Opening days: Monday – Saturday
Hours: 7.00- 14:00 (except Tuesday and Friday until 19)

Metà Supermarket

Address: Via Candia 82

Carrefour express

Address: Via Sebastiano Veniero 10/a
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8:00 to 20:30
Sunday 9:00 to 20:30

 Best restaurants near Vatican Museums in Rome: lunch & dinner


Osteria delle Commari

Type: Roman cuisine
Restaurant serving local cuisine

Very nice restaurant with a large selection of wines for very reasonable prices. The owners say: “Our proposal is a passionate dedication to the recipes of the past, the traditional Roman and Lazio cuisine, skilfully combining the finest ingredients from our Region. Our effort is aimed at maintaining the simplicity and authenticity of tradition, always preferring seasonal products”.

Address: Via Santamaura, 23
Hours: Sun – Sat 9:00 to 23:00


Type: genuine Neapolitan cuisine
Best for lunch or dinner

The food is delicious, service attentive, seating / tables comfortable & the price is very reasonable. Here you can taste Neapolitan pizza and authentically home cooking combined with rigorous selection of raw materials, always in season, and always respecting territorial and local production. The setting is modern. The restaurant is on the first floor, on the terrace of the Trionfale market.

Address: Via Andrea Doria, 41 M
Hours: daily 12: 30-15: 30, 19: 30-23:30
From 19 July to 30 August CLOSED on Sundays for lunch
From August 10 to September 27 CLOSED at lunch


Type: simple, authentic Italian cuisine

After spending all morning at the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, give this restaurant a try. Situated in a small side road, it is a beautiful rustic little cafe excellent value for money with generous portions of food.

Address: Via Tolemaide 17 | crossing via Candia
Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00 to 00:00

Da Checcho ar 65

Type: Roman cuisine
With its rustic and refined setting, the restaurant offers original recipes of ancient Roman cuisine, characterized by robust flavors and simple rural ingredients. In the small restaurant, which includes a thirty seats, there is a rustic feel, typical of the old taverns of the capital with a story to tell: arches with exposed brick, black and white photos, wooden chairs and straw, tablecloths rigorously checkered. Everything seems suspended in time and evokes a true Romanity, simple and authentic.
Address: Via Santamaura, 65
Hours: daily 12:00 to 15:00
19:00 to 11:00 p.m.


Very small restaurant, but cozy and elegant, capable of making you feel at ease, very friendly and polite staff, the menu there are many typical dishes of Roman cuisine.

Type: Roman cuisine
Address: Borgo Pio 186
Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
Hours: ·12:00 – 15:00, 19:00 – 23:00, closed on Sunday

Ristorante Tre Pupazzi

The restaurant is located on a street filled with many options. The price paid is on the average for the restaurants in Rome. Excellent seafood dishes.

Type: Roman-Portuguese cuisine
Address: Borgo Pio 183
Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
Hours: 12:00 – 15:00, 19:00 – 23:00


A quaint little place on a back street near the Vatican, family run with fabulous food and a great wine selection. It is a peaceful place where you can talk (and be heard) at dinner. The down-side is a bit pricey.

Type: Italian Cuisine
Address:  Borgo Vittorio, 26
Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
Hours: 12:30 – 15:00, 19:00 – 23:00, closed on Sunday

Da Benito e Gilberto al Falco

In a back street close to the Vatican. Small only 10 tables. Booking essential. Family run Mum in the kitchen Dad front of the house. Great fish and shellfish. No frills just great fresh cooked food. Oysters and clams starters, Fish soup main. As good as it gets. The down-side is a bit pricey.

Type: Seafood, Mediterranean, Italian,
Address: Via del Falco 19
Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
Hours: 12:00 – 14:30, 19:00 – 23:30, closed on Sunday

Knick Knack Yoda Restaurant – KKY –

This eatery is offbeat and stylish, just in sharp contrast of the Vatican. The shop is simply marked “KKY” at the entrance. The burgers are fresh, great ingredients and generously sized. A great option if in the Vatican area for something not touristy, not Italian at all, well priced and delicious.

Type: Pub, Street Food, Vegetarian
Address:  Piazza Del Risorgimento, 11
Neighbourhood: Vatican
Hours: 11:00 – 2:00

Osteria Dell’Angelo Restaurant

A small unassuming restaurant, approximately 15 minutes walk North of the Vatican. Everything here is basic and friendly, but the food is magnificent. Real country style cooking in the suburbs. It’s a fixed price menu of 25 EUR, for which you get a mixed starter, a choice of 4 pasta dishes, a choice of 4 stews. Dessert is hard biscuits with wine to dip them in. Service is very friendly, and most of them (seemingly all ex rugby players) could speak English.

Type:  Italian, European
Address:  Via G. Bettolo 24
Closed on Sunday and Monday and Saturday for lunch

Best restaurants near Vatican Museums in Rome: take away


Angrypig sandwiches

Type: takeaways / Roman street food
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child

The perfect place to charge your battery with traditional Italian food. For all those who can’t bear wasting their time in crowded restaurants, this place is the opportunity to try some traditional products. Cheaper than the nearby establishments. Sandwiches are served with hot porchetta of Ariccia, every day, and with all the best meats, Coppiette, sausages, fresh and aged cheeses, sauces and side dishes, and more than 40 types of beer.

Address: Via Tunisi 38

Panino Sistino

Type: sandwiches

Really awesome place, high quality Italian ingredients, good prices and friendly staff. It is located just down the stairs and across the street from the Vatican Museum entrance. The prices are very reasonable and service fast. Wonderful atmosphere in a small quick take out place but was clean and very friendly. Highly recommend to get away from all of the solicitation and have some quiet and relaxation.

Address: Via Tunisi 5
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:30 to 19:30

Panzerotti & friends

Type: Take away / Puglia specialties, sweet and savory

The panzerotto is a deep fried calzone from Puglia, and Mario and his staff make a variety of them, either vegetarian or meat-filled. Or if you can’t decide, order La Bomba, and you’ll be well taken care of: it includes everything edible in the shop. The best hot lunch you can get for less than 10 euros, drink included, in the Vatican area.

Address: Via Germanico 69/71
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:30 to 21:00
Sunday: 10:30 to 16:00

Panificio Mosca

Type: historical bakery

Historic bakery that, since three generations, produces bread of any kind – focaccia, pizza and cake – respecting tradition and quality ingredients. If u want to try the best Pizza Bianca, a tipical pizza bread, quite thin and without tomato, this is the place! Also delicious bread and biscuits. Ask for the “Maritozzi”, the signature sweet bread of the bakery.

Address: Via Candia 16
Hours: closed for lunch and on Sunday

A Modo Bio

Type: Take away / vegetarian street food
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Food, Vegan

Wonderful family run place close to the Vatican. You can pick all ingredients for your organic salad and smoothie. Also has daily changing dishes and a few small tables to sit down. Healthy option.

Address: Via Tolemaide 11 | Corner of Via Candia
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 to 18:30 – Saturday 10:30 to 16:00

Best restaurants near Vatican Museums in Rome: ice cream shops



Type: ice cream shop

Creamy, flavorsome and a good variety as well. Service with a smile is always a bonus.

Address: Via Barletta, 1, Rome
Hours: daily 10: 30-22: 00

Vice Café

Ice cream, ice cream cakes, frozen finger food, deli, bakery and cafe. Central proposal is coffee, selected from a coffee roasting niche in a real mixture VICE, Arabica 90% of type Honduras and Costa Rica. Coffee will be declined, including espresso and cappuccino, in different greedy alternatives.
Address: Via Fabio Massimo, 64
Hours: 07: 00-23:00