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Antico Ristorante Pagnanelli

Via A. Gramsci, 4, 00040 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
+39 06/9360004
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Long Island City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Amazing dining experience with lake view. We were taken here by friends who live in the area or we would have never taken the trip to the hills. I could not thank them Enough and definitely a recommended stop for any visitor. The cellar blew us away. We requested to have dessert down in the cellar and the staff accommodated... More

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Rome, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This classical restaurant which once was the best in Castel Gandolfo has disappointed us for its poor service and its excessive prices for wine and, to a lesser extent, food. In spite of a large staff, we had to cry for salt and pepper, then for a second bottle of wine, then for having a dish warmed-up because it had... More

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Rome, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in the world. I went there for the first time many years ago, and it never disappointed me. My impression is that love is the main service they offer you. Love for food they serve, love for the Albano Lake you can admire from their terrace, love for their job. Everything is perfect but offered... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Perfect view on Lake-Albano, professional and humble service, very good food (home made pasta, meat, excellent home made French-Fries were served pretty fast for my inpatient daughter, ecc…). The wine/grappa cellar in which you can drink and eat as well is a huge labyrinth of an underground treasure, a must-see! Fair prices for the quality provided. Thank you for a... More

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Nova Scotia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our group of 8 had the pleasure of enjoying the breathtaking view, wonderful service and delicious meal at the lovely restaurant in the quaint town of Castel, Italy. We were so taken by the beautiful scenery from the terrace and lovely atmosphere that we wished we could have stayed longer. The owner gave us a tour of his wine cellars... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

What a great find. Pagnanelli was our final stop of our vintage car tour around Rome and had a very pleasent lunch with a large group. We entered the restaurant through its 35,000 bottles full cellar, had a pit stop within the cellar for a wine degustation and then moved on to find a magnificient view of the lake. I... More

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Warrenton, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A wine cellar tour and meal at Antico Ristorante Pagnanelli will be a highlight of any visit to Rome. Make time to do this. The views, the food, the service and the atmosphere are unforgettable. At the end of a day of Rome sightseeing and along the Appian Way, we finished at Antico Ristorante Pagnanelli. After a tour of the... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

We attend cooking class in the wine cellar and lunch over looking the lake.This is an absolutely wonderful event. When you see the view overlooking the lake for lunch you will rate this one of the top restaurant views in the world. The food presentation and taste is fabulous. The wine cellar is full of thousands of bottles and antiques.... More

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Magliano Sabina, Italy
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Loved the creative food! Very different to the usual items listed on most Rome-area menus with a good selection of lake fish, meat etc. Expensive but well worth it. Book in advance as it's listed in various guide-books and many Italians also eat there. It is actually possible to have a conversation without having to raise your voice. Ask for... More

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San Gwann, Malta
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Food was great. Make sure to check out their wine cellar. The only thing which annoyed me was that they charged us 12 euro for bread which we didn't ask for! Though all in all, worth visiting

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