Self service corner
The Self service: for all tastes and ages!

The Self service: for all tastes and ages!

The ideal solution for an informal self service lunch, and a broad range of dishes.
In the spacious, airy restaurant, with its antique Napoleonic dishware, visitors may choose from a rich gastronomic selection ranging from traditional Italian first courses to classic meat and fish dishes. The corner of fried foods, cheese and accompaniments is inviting and delicious. The selection is completed by a broad variety of fresh seasonal fruit, yoghurt and desserts.
There are diverse and affordable set menus, specifically designed to satisfy the tastes and to be compatible with the wallets of the widest public. Starting with children – very welcome guests in the Vatican Museums – who can eat healthy, simple and authentic food comfortably seated in high chairs.
The Self service corner selections are based not only on the age of visitors, but also on the seasonality of produce: the Cold Menu is the most suitable solution for the summer, with Parma ham and melon or a Caprese and fruit salad, accompanied by a choice of yoghurt or cold dessert. Alternatively, the lighter Salad Menu (mozzarella cheese, tuna, chicken or vegetables) with bread, yoghurt or dessert. The Pizza Menu, Hamburger Menu, Hot Dog Menu and Chicken Nuggets, all accompanied with French fries, and the First Course Menu and First Course Duo (all concluding with fruit, dessert or yoghurt) are unmissable.
For those who prefer alternatives to pasta, or who are on a diet, the Self service offers a Second Course Menu with a range of second courses, accompaniment and fruit (yoghurt or dessert); while visitors seeking a more substantial lunch and a more restoring break can opt for the Complete Italian Menu including first and second courses and a choice between fruit, dessert or yoghurt. All the set menus include a bottle of water.

To better plan your visit, the Vatican Museums offer visitors and their families the opportunity to book in advance, from the comfort of their own homes, not only their entry to the Museums, but also a pleasant lunch, ensuring the availability of a reserved table. Two menu possibilities are available for booking with just one click: Complete Italian Menu and Kids’ menu.