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#4,046 of 9,435 Restaurants in Rome
#4,584 of 10,240 Places to Eat in Rome
Pizza, Italian, Pasta
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Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
06 487 2344
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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Great food

Very nice typical and real tasty italian food. Near Santa Marie Maggiorre. Served as a buffet style with refill. Nice and quiet place

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Waterloo, Belgium
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely breakfast here on the way back to the station. The flavours were great. Top tip - get the local panacotta and chocolate cake Very nice

Thank Tim D
Waterloo, Belgium
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice typical and real tasty italian food. Near Santa Marie Maggiorre. Served as a buffet style with refill. Nice and quiet place

Thank chelalagroup
Bradenton, Florida
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

happened on the way to the Colosseum". There are sooo many good coffee shops in Rome it's not funny but this one had pride. I wanted to bite into almost everything I saw. Ok,, I may be indecisive but honestly this place even satisfied my wife!! Fabulous -large assortment of freshbaked pastries, luscious looking Italian sandwiches, frittata's unusually topped pizza... More 

Thank chuck m
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place if you are staying anywhere do near the station. Really popular with the locals, it has a great buzz about the place. Assorted pastries and great cakes. About €6-7 for coffee and a couple of pastries to start the day. Sure you can get cheaper but not better!

Thank Richard T
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went yesterday to have a slice of pizza and was caught by surprise by the cashier: a small slice of tomato pizza of about 3.5 oz was sold at the standard rate of 10 euros. First I thought they were trying to trick me because I was a tourist, but then I saw a guy about 25 years old... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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130 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Had several times breakfast there. Excellent coffee and many pastries, cakes, pizza slices. Your espresso you can have with special cream (instead of sugar, as it is very sweet). Inside it is more a bar area as most of the Italians prefer to stand at the bar when having their coffee (cheaper than when taking a seat), but they also... More 

Thank Gerti1210
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We were recommended this place for breakfast and coffee where we were staying. Coffee was great with a good selection of pastries to go with it. Well worth visiting. Fresh orange juice is amazing and well presented

Thank Daniel S
Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Originally a bakery, it is also a restaurant and a bistro. Daily specials were truly Roman - easy, but excellent. Pasta with porcini and hot octopus salad were close to perfection. You may wait for a service or take the food from the kitchen yourself saving couple of Euro. Pleasant view from outdoor tables to the Auditorium di Mecenate.

Thank sm0sh
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Panella is by far above everyone else in the pastry department. The service is not the best and staff can be impatient but their cakes are to die for and not to be missed.

Thank FoodieSharon
Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Great place for a quick breakfast. Good value for money, actually on the cheaper side. I strongly recommend it for the fresh-baked, delicious patties & extraordinary coffee. It will get you fueled up for the rest of the day.

Thank Lili M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighborhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: 06 487 2344

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Esquilino

Neighborhood Profile
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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