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Antico Ristorante Pagnanelli

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Via A. Gramsci, 4, 00040 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
+39 06/9360004
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 47
    Average
  • 34
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic .. A must !

We enjoyed a fabulous long lunch with superb views across the lake. Food is not Al la carte portions beautifully prepared and tasted decadent. Wine list to die for but not silly prices. Do make the trip

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Clegghole
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous long lunch with superb views across the lake. Food is not Al la carte portions beautifully prepared and tasted decadent. Wine list to die for but not silly prices. Do make the trip

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I had read about Castel Gandolfo prior to visiting Rome and also about this restaurant. I made a reservation for a nice table with a lake view for lunch on a Friday afternoon. The restaurant was not very busy but still had a nice atmosphere – with the amount of tables that are available, I’m sure it gets very busy.... More 

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Romulus, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you want a nice quality place to eat with no rush ..eat at Pagnanelli..as suggested by us by John. Rome in Limo by John drove us here in nice Mercedes.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

We first visited expat Aussie Jane and her family in this wonderful family owned restaurant back in 2000. Now we've come back and bought the kids! The setting inside in winter with the fireplace or summer outside on the balcony overlooking the lake, is magnificent, the hospitality is genuine and warm and the food is world class. Let them guide... More 

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Romulus, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Rome Limousine by John drove us to see the little city nearby the Catacombs on Appia Antica. after visiting the city we had the vip Lunch at this great local restaurant that all must experience in their life time.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a family-owned restaurant that has been in business since the latter part of the 1800s and has a stunning location overlooking Lake Albano. And the food is excellent. The staff is very friendly. If you haven't already seen it and their workload permits they are likely to ask you if you would like to tour their wine cellar.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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152 reviews 152 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The restaurant is 10 mins walk from the train station. After coming out from the station. Turn right, walk uphill until you reach the main road. At the end of the uphill walk, you will see a pink beautiful place and that's the one. For antipasti, I ordered a cod fish with cauliflower sauce and swordfish rolls with pecorino cheese,... More 

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caloundra
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Situated next to the Pope's Summer Palace,this beautiful,family owned restaurant with magnificent views across Lake Albano has operated since 1882...One of the family,Gabriel welcomed us ...we were seated at a window table with the magnificent view..Unfortunately,the pork dish we were hoping for as a result of previous visits was no longer on the menu,however,the menu was very good ...Gabriel matched... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After touring Castel Gandolf we had a lunch arranged by our driver. What a great choice. Toured the wine cellar 3500 labels and 30,000 bottles of wine. Started with a wine tasting and pairings followed by lunch. Had Bresale and a beef filet with Pocono mushrooms which are in season now. Finished with a tiramisu. The view of the lake... More 

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Avila Beach, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We are coming back to this restaurant every time we are visiting Rome(it was our 4th time since we were introduced to this great place in 2009). The scenery and atmosphere is incredible - indoors and on the terrace overlooking lake Albano. Menu has great variety prepared with great taste and imagination. All ingredients are fresh and excellent quality. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via A. Gramsci, 4, 00040 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Castel Gandolfo
  • Phone Number: +39 06/9360004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm

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