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American Bar

Vatican / Borgo
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Pub
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Borgo Angelico 11, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 687 9270
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Hampstead, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Used to go to this place every year for the Pizza. It is not fast service- even when the tables r empty. Pizza is good. Husband gets their pasta w/ bolognese sauce &likes it.the pizza tasted "off" and servers r SLOW.

Thank Susan H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Don't expect real Italian food here but the staff is very nice,unlike in most places in Rome...the service was also good abd fast.

Thank Zsolt R
Budapest, Hungary
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Don't expect real Italian food here, but the staff is really nice (unlike most places in Rome), and the service is also good.

Thank zsrepasy
Longmont, Colorado
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Our hotel was just down the street from this establishment so we ventured out for a quick dinner. We won't be back. For us the service was that horrible combination of rushed then ignored. The food was adequate at best, the house wine was very rough and the prices were on the high side for the simple food we'd ordered.

1 Thank John T
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

Loved the mozzarella and tomato panino--toasted to perfection. And, the caffé americano was good, too! I will definitely be coming back.

Thank Blake S
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Came here after Vatican museum and saw the deal for pasta, pizza and drink for 9.50 euro. They don't allow you to share between two people. The alternative is pasta and drink for 8 euro. We got this. Its BAD! Don't come here for pasta. They are frozen meals heated in the microwave!!!!

Thank Kaylene T
Orlando, FL
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

We had some coffee at American Bar at the Forum Hotel one night after eating dinner. I had wanted to go to a rooftop bar that had a nice view over the more historical part of Rome. This was a nice spot for that. We overlooked the roman forum while we enjoyed some cappuccino, and our server was nice enough... More 

1 Thank emmygreen
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

Positive is that its close to the Vatican and free wifi. Although wifi was slow and quite sporadic. Now the food. My tagliatelle was half frozen / uncooked, with the tiniest amount of minced meat accompanying it. Nothing like the photo in the menu. Do avoid this place if possible.

1 Thank KnightJ81
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

dont go there! italian pasta and canneloni were purchased frozen in nearest supermarked and heated in microvawe owen. bear coasted 3 euro for 0.2l glass.

Thank almazini
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

Terrible place. Service was poor, customer service was non existent and food was diabolical. I ordered the tortellini and I've had better ready meals back in the UK! To say this was Italian food in Italy it was an embarrassment. There were two redeeming features to this establishment: 1) we got out of the pouring rain 2) Was given access... More 

Thank l3111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Pub
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Angelico 11, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 687 9270
This restaurant-diner is a family run business just a block from the Vatican City walls. Great location, great prices (for the area) and fast service!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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