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Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
06 487 2344
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were just walking by on the way to the hotel and stopped at this place. Great flat bread pizza and pastries. Friendly staff.

Thank Luis J
Rome, Italy
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Panella is one of the bars symbols of the roman tradition of pastries coffee and sweets in general. Almost everything is properly prepared, delicate and tasty at the same time, from bread to more elaborated sweets. The artistic bread to be noted. Anyway, prices are really too high, even for the quality they offer. We are in Italy...they should respect... More 

Thank Udrivolf
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to visit after reading the TripAdvisor reviews. Panels is very much an Italian coffee and pastry stop point with a grand variety. The place is very busy and you need to be prepared to wait for a table. Service is not great and we had to wait about 15 mins for a freshly squeezed orange juice. All in all... More 

Thank Alfonzo V
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited many times during our stay in Rome and this place is for the locals. We loved all the different pastries and the coffee was great. They also serve zucchini fritters and rice balls - lots of snacks to be had. Worth a pop in!

Thank crossfitmum
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic café. It is an authentic Italian experience and the homemade cakes and pastries and very good. There are two outside seating areas where one can enjoy a coffee and watch the world go by. The taller 'bar style' chairs are for customers who go in to the café, place their order and collect the food and... More 

Thank 392james
Parga, Greece
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent coffee, very nice croissants maybe a bit small for their price. Service is really nice. Very close to metro and bus station.

Thank Kapadimi
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138 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came across Panella on my way from the Lateran to Maria Maggiore along via merulana. They have exquisite range of pastries which tastes so good and changes each day. Try the small pastries and pizza it taste heaven on earth and their baba is a must try. If you're inclined to savoury side their mozarella fritter with porscuito is... More 

Thank richpranantyo
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am from rome and I was surprised reading all the reviews. I think this is one of the best breakfast in the city and not a touristic place! The only think is that is quite busy and the stuff is not really very kind sometimes (maybe they are stressed). Cappuccino is great, desserts are perfect and it is ideal... More 

Thank Marco N
Sofia, Bulgaria
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

They capitalize on the location (which is really "strategic"), so don't care too much about customer. Everything is over-priced and I wouldn't go there again...just nothing exceptional.

Thank RG6666
Francesca A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Panella, responded to this review

Dear customer, thank you very much for your review. If you had a bad experience we want to say we are sorry. The prices depend on our raw material: they are all carefully selected and high quality products. Hope you will came back soon to taste other specialties from us. Best regards, More 

Rome, Italy
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

If you are a local, probably you will enjoy more easily the coffee and baked goods from this famed bakery/coffee shop. It's all about the service which is a little faulty or simply messed-up. The outdoor seating is split in half by self-service and full-service.The self-service is free, the full-service is not, and for the latter you have to wait... More 

Thank dapper777

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, 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: 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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