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Panella

#3,556 of 8,608 Restaurants in Rome
#4,041 of 9,375 Places to Eat in Rome
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Esquilino
Italian, Pizza, Bakeries, Pizza & Pasta
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Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
06 487 2344
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
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, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast

When we arrived it was a bit chaotic inside. We couldn't figure out where to order, where to sit and you can't just grab the pastry you'd like from the shelf because it's not self-service. You walk in and no one acknowledges you. So we decided to sit outside and realized that it cost more to eat... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Found this lovely little Cafe one evening near where we was staying in Rome and the food is divine. So many different tasty little delights and great cocktails to accompany them. We paid €15 per head which gives you one drink and you can go back to the food counter as many times as you like for more. We all... More 

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Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Tiramisu was exquisite and the outdoor patio seating is lovely where we thoroughly enjoyed late May showers comfortably dry .. Oh, the espresso there was fantastic (coming from a tea lover)!

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

They have an amazing variety of fresh pastries, mainly sweet, but they have some pizza and sometimes other italian dishes too. It is not just a bakery, the have a shop with wide variety of foods, like honey, jams, canned goods, spirits, wines, coffee, etc. They have very good coffee in the morning, but the service is a bit slow.... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

While waiting to get my ticket I stopped in the little eatery and enjoyed a nice meal. Very friendly but a little hard to communicate in English. Very roomy and bright area to eat in with local and other travelers had fun communicating with others while dining. After your meal you can spend the day walking through the gardens.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

When we arrived it was a bit chaotic inside. We couldn't figure out where to order, where to sit and you can't just grab the pastry you'd like from the shelf because it's not self-service. You walk in and no one acknowledges you. So we decided to sit outside and realized that it cost more to eat outside than to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Before going into details, I just want to highlight that although I am writing the review in English, I have been living in Rome for nearly 5 years and that this should be considered as a review from a Local and not a tourist. Just been to Panella for lunch and now have decided that although the place looks good,... More 

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Trzic, Slovenia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I'll be brief. I love coffee, I have drank it at many places in Italy and alsewhere, but this was TOP3 if not the best. Awesome tasting pastries and other food. Always smiling stuff, who were prepared to help at any time. Lots of locals, so you can tell by just looking in the café. The most surprising moment was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stopped here for a quick bite after a long day. It wasn't the worst food, but it was nothing special. We don't plan on visiting again.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

First of all, it is in a central but quiet location, easy to get to from many main sites. Secondly, it's full of locals (always a good sign)! Thirdly, it's bakery is exceptional (definitely go!), with 'traditional Roman' offerings I've not seen elsewhere, as well as all the greatest hits. Fourthly, the service was really friendly! Surprisingly so! :) But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We only stopped in for dessert on our last night in Rome, but I wish we'd had a chance to eat here. The service is great and the shop itself is so cute and charming. All of the food looks delicious. We had the tiramisu - so yummy!

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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: Italian, Pizza, Bakeries, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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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 Esquilino

Neighborhood Profile
Esquilino
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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