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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 73
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  • 42
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  • 29
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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
What a place...!

We were recommended this place by a friend and it was certainly a good tip. We enjoyed everything about this place; the service, views, food and wine. The cellar has over 35,000 bottles and is great to take a look. Our waiter was great too, as was one of the owners who served us. Australian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Travis L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this place by a friend and it was certainly a good tip. We enjoyed everything about this place; the service, views, food and wine. The cellar has over 35,000 bottles and is great to take a look. Our waiter was great too, as was one of the owners who served us. Australian heritage too which is cool... More 

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to add anything to the other reviews. We loved everything about the place - the food, wine, and service. The wine cellar tour should not be missed. This is one place that we will visit over and over again.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been taken to this restaurant by friends several years ago, on a murky day, my husband and I were eager to enjoy the superb view in the sunshine. We were not disappointed. The food and welcome were as good as we remembered and Lake Albano sparkled in the warm winter sunshine. We were somewhat surprised when my husband, asking... More 

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Thank Janange
Antibes, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

If the food is not all you are after, exceptional wines. An optional tour of their own cellar at request

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Our visit was for late lunch. Food was very good but almost could not concentrate on it because of the view of the lake and quaint village surrounding it. The wine cellar tour takes only a few minutes and is very impressive.Very welcoming owner and staff.

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Thank ARPIKAY
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is a charming family run restaurant with high quality food brilliantly cooked and served. They have an extensive cellar excavated from volcanic rock which was really interesting. Several of the ingredients come from the family farms. This was a great meal and the restaurants in the centre of Rome would do well to follow their model.

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Thank Linden111
Rome, Italy
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Delicious dishes in a romantic place with a wonderful view. The best place for a successful date, for special events or to make peace with your gf…

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Thank EmCu
Istanbul, Turkey
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had a romantic dinner with my wife on the balcony. I have heard the place from a friend of mine and reserved a place months before. It is place beyond expectations.

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Thank Namik K
Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I have been to Italy several times and I try and go to this restaurant every time I travel with people who have never been to Italy. The setting is beautiful. The traffic getting there can be heavy so I recommend you head out before 5 to get there. Once you get there you will understand why you will want... More 

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Thank Paul M
Washougal, Washington
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350 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is what I imagined Italy was like. This exceeded our expectations and beyond our dreams, with special lifetime memories for us and the other couple that we are traveling with. This a 4th generation traditional Italian restaurant with a collection of over 35,000 bottles of wine! The tour of the wine cellar was outstanding! The location on the veranda... 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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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