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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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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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While the aperitif happy hour is around 18eu which includes unlimited buffet style good food,it's ok nothing to really go crazy about,this does not include any desserts or pastries which are great at this place. Maybe for the experience but I can think of better places to spend this money. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the aperitif happy hour is around 18eu which includes unlimited buffet style good food,it's ok nothing to really go crazy about,this does not include any desserts or pastries which are great at this place. Maybe for the experience but I can think of better places to spend this money. The staff charming,I had the chance to meet one of... More 

1 Thank D0nly1
Province of Rome, Italy
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183 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is my favorite place.They have freshly-baked bread, pizza,appetizers, torte rustiche cakes and all recipes are from all regionsof Italy and baked according to their traditional recipes. Always using fresh, seasonal ingredients. The window displays are also seasonal and change frequently.staff is just perfect..

5 Thank travelingwithdaph
New York City, New York
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83 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We went here on the recommendation of a local Italian friend who buys all of her pastries and bread at Panella, and I loved the overall vibe and high quality of everything we tried. The store is bright, clean and beautiful. The atmosphere is lively and buzzing with local customers, and there is indoor and outdoor seating. The quality of... More 

Thank Layal10021
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I visit Rome regularly, I have been to Panella a few times--I always go at least once when I visit. I have stopped in and had an Aperol Spritz and a snack, and also have gone with friends to have coffee and a snack. If you are not from Rome it is a cool place to check out just to... More 

Thank Tharkins
Cartago, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

After 9 months in Rome, I've realized that there're very few places to eat where the staff is nice and gentle. Luckily, Panella is one of this; despite that the dish that I requested for lunch was not available, they made me feel quite flattered after a deep explanation on why they couldn't afford to sacrifice quality with cheap ingredients.... More 

Thank Luis Fernando C
Cikarang, Indonesia
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A friend recommended this place for an "ancient sweets" they still make based on the ancient recipe. We went for a take away sweets, and we were not disappointed. The staffs are friendly, and they speak a very good English. They are very helpful, and explained to me all the ancient stuff that i was looking for. The taste of... More 

Thank kpadra
Rome, Italy
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

i live in the neighbourhood and i go there every now and then. their coffee with zabaione is exquisite. and so are their desserts- top quality- but unfortunately way too pricey. aperitivo is nice and has quite a variety of dishes (someone will fill your plate at your request). for lunch, i recommend you do not order from the menu... More 

Thank LuxVienna
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

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 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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