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Panella

Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
06 487 2344
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Ranked #4,200 of 8,292 restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Bakery, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, cuisine.name.191
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I had a 2-gelato per day minimum while in Rome, so we stopped here one night while walking back to our B&B. The gelato was good, service seemed friendly, and there were some lovely, creative breads on display on the inside. The outside patio was very nice and clean.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Excellent place to go for cocktails and cake. We did not have the self service buffet as we had eaten but the food looked really good and the desert we had was delicious . Would highly recommend. Great for a fresh loaf as well!

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australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My family and i have visited this place twice in two days!! The pastries and coffee were amazing (try the zabliogne in your macchiato). We also tried the aranchini (rice balls) and the zucchini fritters which were also great! The prices are cheaper if you sit inside at the bar rather than take a table outside but it wasn't expensive.... More

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Katowice, Poland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A great place for relaxing morning. Just sit out side and enjoy the sun. The best coffee I have ever had. Great selection of baked goods. we were there every single morning. So good!!!

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Francesca A, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Panella, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We love italian breakfast! Enjoy your coffee or cappuccino or home made fruit juice with great pastries of our bakery. If you prefer a continental Breakfast you should try a slice of hot pizza or a panino express. See you soon, More

Durham, NC
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We sat in the self-service area. It was a little intimidating going inside and trying to figure out how to order, pay, etc. There were lots of people in there who all knew what to do. But folks were friendly. And the pastries were incredible! The outdoor seating is very nice. We had a great morning.

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Francesca A, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Panella, responded to this review

Dear Josh, thanks for your review. I'm sorry if you felt a little confused; next time ask our waiters for an help or informations, they'll suggest you how to do what you need. The reason why many person know what to do is that we have a lot of regular customers, they choose Panella for breakfast, lunch, happy hour or... More

Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Very posh and nice looking place. You can choose to sit in the area where they wait you or at their "self-service area" where you pick your own food and bring it outside youtself. It also sells pasta, spices, teas, pizza... Capuccino is decent. Their famous nutella croissant is alright. I had their pastery with honey and apple, quite heavy.... More

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Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The coffee is great and there is a large selection of baked goods. Those with a sweet tooth will prosper. When I was in the savoury options were pretty limited.

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

You have to try it when in Rome. I know this isn't a city short of great dining opportunities, but this is a truly unique bakery/cafe place. Everything is beyond fresh, it tastes as if made a second ago. The presentation and customer service-fabulous! The little outdoor seating area is very nice as well. The value is decent, too-i like... More

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Pinconning, Michigan
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249 reviews 249 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I should start by explaining how this works, since it was initially confusing and not explained right away. If you show up at 6:30 pm, you purchase a drink, which ranges from 15 to 18 euro. That sounds outrageous, until you find out you also get an appetizer buffet with that. And the buffet is very good. There are enough... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had lunch there. The food was terrible, and quite expensive for what they offered. Although service was good, I wouldn't go back.

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