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#276 of 775 Dessert in Rome
#2,732 of 10,687 Places to Eat in Rome
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Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 487 2344
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Paris, France
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is ok (maybe slightly above the average of a standard Italian pizzeria), but it is really too expensive (30 Euros for 2 people for a light lunch!) Arancini and mozzarelle in carrozza were over-priced and the waiters were not well organized and not kind at all.

Thank Amaranta25
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious Italian pastries. Wonderful choice of fresh food. Served nicely. Prices are not too expensive. A nice place for tea time.

Thank Lionel D
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the 20 euros per person drink and buffet. Cocktails well made and generous serving. Service was with a smile and good option for vegetarian diner too. Very carb orientated meal, salad option would've made it perfect. Definitely reccommend!

Thank Benj M
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The first time we went, we bought a birthday cake for my daughters 30th. Had my 4 daughters with me to celebrate. of course while we were there we had to get coffee and taste some treats. Mouth watering and service was great that night. We chose to go back on our last night to have a great experience on... More 

Thank Victor-Jacki H
Athens, Greece
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

A very cozy Italian all day bakery with fresh and delicious food! Try the capuccino with zabagione (egg yolk with sugar) is unique!

Thank GioGreGui
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

The staff was very helpful and the food was excellent!!! we ate some pizza there it was so tasty!!! recommended place

Thank יאנה פ
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

There are a few places you go that have a lasting imprint on the memory. Panella around Christmas time is one. Staying but 100 metres away we made this a daily haunt to drink the excellent coffee and watch an array of chic Romans come in to get their Christmas Cakes and Panettones. One afternoon they started making nougat out... More 

Thank Pyecombe
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

A fantastic cafe in the centre of Rome. Superb coffee, and pastries that hit the mark. A tad on the pricier side, but welcome to Rome. A tip for young players - get in between 8am-11am for a few extra options (the custard/creme-filled croissants are a treat), and only on offer until 11am.

Thank Matt D
New Orleans, Louisiana
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Upon entry, you experience a feast for the eyes by sculpted bread, decorations for every season and pastries designed to perfection. It is an atmosphere of excellence where you can indulge both your sweet and savory cravings. They serve pastries famous in various regions of italy, my favorites are the sfoglia filled with mirtilli (blueberries) or ricotta e visciole (cherries... More 

Thank FaithieWhoo_10
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

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 

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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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