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Il Pasticciaccio

Via Merulana, 34, 00185 Rome, Italy (Esquilino / Termini)
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Ranked #4,013 of 8,259 restaurants in Rome
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Tea Room, Winery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Esquilino / Termini
Description: "Il Pasticciaccio Lounge Café", here you can find, among the many services offered: Tea Room, Snack bar, Happy Hour, Brunch, Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Wine Tasting and much more! We are waiting on Via Merulana, 34 in Rome!"Il Pasticciaccio Lounge Café".
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110 reviews from our community

51% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We woke up early and came here for breakfast. All the pastries were fresh. Luckily, they spoke a little English. We ordered a pastry with some kind of raspberry jelly and dark yellow sweet frosting. I originally thought that was cheese, but it was not. It tasted okay, just not something I'm used to. The other item was some kind... More

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Seattle, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I stayed at a hotel down the road for 8 nites, thru 4 May and used this delightful café as my home base. Each day I had fresh squeezed orange juice, pastry and plenty of café Americani. I usually got a gelato later in the day and had several nice meals outside. They have a great little appetizer buffet and... More

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stopped here twice for take-away paninis and some pastries. Staff was helpful and prices were reasonable. Paninis were tasty. We tried a selection pastries and all were very good.

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Paris, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We tried three times this place. We had a card of our hotel for taking breakfast in this restaurant. The three times were been a unconfortable moment: the staff didn't care about us. The breakfast (a hot drink + a cake) was correct but the staff of this place is just horrible. They are not helpful at all, unpolite and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Pizza - wasn't the best in italy but it's doable and average like most restaurants (Do not get the pizza with fries and sausage! Yuck!) Pasta (bolognese) served aldente and not the biggest portion but okay Shnitzel - okay too Morning staff - A little on the rude side, coffee if rushed is horrible Night Staff - Fantastic, i loved... More

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Bergen, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Food is just OK but nothing really special or very authentic. I am not saying that there is something wrong with the food, although for trying the authentic italian food, there are other better options in Rome. Take into account that the prices are notably more expensive if you take a sit up at the terrace. Tired staff and not... More

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Mount Barker, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

If you are looking for traditional Italian food I wouldn't recommend going here. The food was not disgusting but it wasn't very good. The staff were nice but they mixed up our order. The pizza was salty and the dough was really chewy. It was like eating wannabe Italian food from home. Other reviewers have said it is not so... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

After a chat with the woman behind the counter of which pastry I should choose, she recommend the tiramisu. I took her suggestion and my girlfriend continued to take it out of the refrigerator which was behind us. The woman then proceeded to come back from the back of the display of pastries to take the tiramisu and asked us... More

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Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We received a coupon from our bed and breakfast to have breakfast here every morning. The coupon included a croissant of our choice, a coffee of our choice, and an orange juice. The coffee was excellent and the croissants were very tasty. The service was also very friendly. We really enjoyed starting off our mornings at Il Pasticicciaccio!

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