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Panella

#3,721 of 9,041 Restaurants in Rome
#4,250 of 9,843 Places to Eat in Rome
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Esquilino
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Buffet, Delivery, 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
Confusing service but amazing pastries!

After visiting Panella 3 times, I am still confused about the self-service non-self-service sections: however, I am yet to be yelled at or asked to move on! The pastries here are to die for. A bit pricey (€5.20 for a ricotta pastry and coffee) but SO worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Jenn D
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We loved Panella Bakery, delicious food and great service. The staff were very helpful and friendly.We had a lovely lunch (suppli and crepes) and as we had such a lovely meal we went back for dinner the following evening. Would definitely have visited again but we were on in Rome for a couple of days. This is a fantastic bakery... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We came here at the recommendation of our hotel, and liked it so much the first day, we came back the next! A very classic cafe that is popular with locals and tourists alike. Excellent espresso drinks (normal, macchiato, con panna, con zabaglione, cappuccino, etc). They have an assortment of fresh pastries baked daily that cater to almost any taste.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

They have a variety of biscuits (biscotti) that are so good with an espresso. The wine and anise is a must taste. They also have plain, almond and raisin.' There is also a great variety of different breads. There is a nice place to sit outside and enjoy your bread and coffee.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

These people know the art of bread and everything else you would want to eat. A great buffet meal with friendly staff. Ask them what the set up is for your first time. Its a buffet and they change what puts out so be sure to make more than one trip. take your time and try a little of everything.... More 

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roma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It is quite expensive for Roman standards. And when they collect your money, they give you a paper that looks like a receipt, but says, in Italian only: "Not a fiscal receipt. Get your receipt at the desk". Maybe it's perfectly legal, but in practice it is a way to avoid registering your payment and letting the tax authorities know.

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Bellevue, Washington
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were staying nearby in an Airbnb flat and our hostess said this was her favorite spot so we made sure to go. Like the other reviews have mentioned, it's a bit confusing at first as to ordering but we wandered inside to check out the wares then went to the host stand outside to sit (under a fan with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

After visiting Panella 3 times, I am still confused about the self-service non-self-service sections: however, I am yet to be yelled at or asked to move on! The pastries here are to die for. A bit pricey (€5.20 for a ricotta pastry and coffee) but SO worth it.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Must try the latte. They give you a shot glass with it that's made up of an egg and sugar. OMG was it good.

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Walking towards Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore from the Colosseum, the guidebook suggested this as a quick energiser. This establishment certainly has a large range of ready made pizzas, croquettes and other small tidbits. However, the vibe it that of an upperclass teahouse rather than a friendly bakery. You are given a tray, and cutlery inside a paper bag (imagine... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our family was in Rome for a week and we ate breakfast there 4 times. The pastries, muffins and coffee and all fantastic. The prices aren't cheap, but this is really high-quality food.

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Additional Information about Panella

Address: Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 487 2344
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
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
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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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, Pasta

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

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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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