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Panella

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Esquilino
Italian, Bakery, Pizza & Pasta, cuisine.name.191
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Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
06 487 2344
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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  • 86
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  • 97
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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
Great breakfast

Came here on a Sunday at 8 before our flight back home and had a nice breakfast. They have mostly pastry, but in a huge selection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Évi K
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Came here on a Sunday at 8 before our flight back home and had a nice breakfast. They have mostly pastry, but in a huge selection.

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We've walked in there to have a morning coffee but ended up having coffee and delicious snacks with it. What a shame it would be if we haven't! Coffee has been great (made in very impressively looking coffee machine) and we've chosen some random treats from very good selection of sweet pastry served there - it has gone down a... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Wow! Just 3 minutes from our hotel we stumbled upon Panella. It is a bakery but doubles up as a bar/tapas place in the evening. The bakery is 5 stars by itself but we ended up having our evening meal through what they term "Happy Hour". It was happy as well! You pay 15 Euros for a cocktail and then... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had breakfast in this bakery and we were dragged in by the nice smell which was hard to resist. They do many different options and everything was freshly baked in there.

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Montreal, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
455 helpful votes 455 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a nifty bakery in Rome that has something to please everyone! There are breads of all kinds, croissants, sweet rolls, pizzas, and cakes to die for. There is also an interesting shop with a wide variety of specialized Italian products. But what I like the most about Panella is their "panellino". It is their very own creation which... More 

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BELVEDERE, LONDON
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We hopped off the bus early on the way to the termini and enjoyed a lovely drink in the sunshine. Tasty wine and proscecco! Ordered a small pizza with zucchini, it was tasty but not hot and for €5 this is the reason for the 4 stars not 5.

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Sydney, Australia
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48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I have been here for a morning coffee every day for a week, having the Espresso con Crema - so good, a shot of espresso with special cream. The pastry is always very fresh with new trays of goodies coming out regularly. Highly recommend this place.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had our morning coffee and pastry here which was a wonderful experience. Then we ate here 2 evenings at the 'happy hour' buffet, sitting outside under heat lamps with a woolen blanket on our laps - it was late October - but the atmosphere and temps were perfect anyway! We ordered a glass of wine and the buffet bar... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We dropped by during a windy, rainy afternoon in Rome. The waitress is so kind to serve us even though it's nearing closing time. Their Panelino (not sure about the coffee name) is the best coffee I've ever had. The pastries are good too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were looking for a special aperitivo experience in Rome, and went to Panella, on via Merulana near the basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, after hearing about it from a local. Panella was exactly what we were looking for. Panella seems to have been a takeaway bakery and shop that has now set up tables in part of its space for... More 

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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, Bakery, Pizza & Pasta, cuisine.name.191

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
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.