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#306 of 761 Dessert in Rome
#2,996 of 10,475 Places to Eat in Rome
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Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 487 2344
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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All hours
Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the place on a warm Sunday in November. The place seems really nice from the exterior and from the terrace you have a very nice view of Via merulana. A part from that the rest was a kind of nightmare. We opted for the self service, I took a "parmigiana di melanzane" 40 euros per kilo and a... More 

Thank MArcoS9891
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My most favorite lunch of my 10 day visit. Salmon tartar was surperb, wait staff the best I had in Rome. Recommend it highly

Thank Chris W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place in Via Merulana, just in front of Teatro Brancaccio. The quality of the food is undoubtedly good. It looks like everything is homemade. We got some pizza and artichokes, they were delicious. Only complaint is that the place is way overpriced. 16 euros for a couple of pizza slices and 2 artichokes is just unacceptable,... More 

Thank stefano p
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped into this attractive looking bakery on a leafy square for a quick lunch, as it looked sweet and was filled with locals. A small plate of pastries and 35 euros later, we walked out feeling like we'd been fleeced. The bill included 12 euros for 2 small lemonades! I hate to think what it would have cost if we'd... More 

2 Thank AceandJoe
Rome, Italy
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Nice place. Outdoor tables. Few steps from Santa Maria Maggiore , Colosseo and Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Midrange prices.

Thank claudia b
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the drink and Apperitivo buffet for 18 euros. We intended to just have a snack before our dinner but ended up having 3 plates at the all-you-can-eat buffet. It was great value and delicious food. The cocktails were also yummy- we would recommend the Panella house cocktail.

Thank SamuelWoolford
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Very good products and nice service but expensive. There are many other places for less and same service. They also have shelf service (almost half price for coffee)

1 Thank Nikos G
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This is the bakery of choice when we are in Rome because its in the neighborhood we stay in. We really like the quality of the pastries, food and coffee. This bakery would be a 5 star establishment if it wasn't for the unprofessionalism and lack of respect from two women who work there. One on occasion she made fun... More 

Thank Sandy M
Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

With an overdose of sweet pastries in Italy this was an welcome experience. The Parma Ham and Brie pastry was to die for. Tranquil little restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch. The patisserie looked amazing with a wide variety of sweet and savory dishes

Thank Petronella R
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

The place to kick back, relax and watch the world go by. Located a pleasant stroll from the Mary Major Basilica, Panella offers an amazing range of exquisite sweet and savory pastries to accompany great coffee or wine and cocktails. The staff are really nice and are always pleased to help you make your selections. This visit saw me inhale... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighborhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 487 2344

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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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