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#297 of 729 Dessert in Rome
#3,081 of 10,352 Places to Eat in Rome
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Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
06 487 2344
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Simon James S
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually we had vouchers for italian breakfast for the Panella, otherwise we might have not come accross it. Very nice breakfast location, best croissant in town! Go for the cornetto con crema - love that one! If you do self service there, the prices are very good (2 capuccinos, 2 cornettos for 6 EURO), but if you prefer service at... More 

Thank grafvondanneberg
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is pricey but the desserts and cakes are great and so is the coffee. The restaurant also have a shop for top quality food products: balsamic vinegars, olive oils, pasta etc. - great for gifts to take home.

Thank Ruthie17
Bury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great idea buy an overpriced drink and get a tapas style buffet. The staff were excellent and reminded you to re visit the buffet when your plates were empty. The patisserie looked amazing and the cocktails were nice and strong.

Thank pmbt1960
Saint Louis, Mo
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367 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

PSA: I am reviewing the attached gelato bar (Pane & Gelato) ONLY! If you appreciate "true" gelato you'll fall in love with this Roman creamery. Their Italian gelato is stored properly to preserve its flavor, texture and temperature. The gentleman allowed me to taste test as much as my little heart desired. He was super nice, patient with my English... More 

Thank Christy A
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very innovative lovely place! Food and bread are high quality but a bit pricy side. Aperitivo is lovely as well!

Thank Tomoko K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

And it wasnt anything special to top it off. Reason why I am leaving a comment. Service has been ok. But 50€ for 4 pieces of very average cake left me a very bitter taste and gave me the sensation it's a very pretentious place. I will not go there anymore clearly.

1 Thank François C
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the pizza which was charged by the kilo! Lots of vegetarian options. Wish I'd left space for the amazing looking cherry tarts. The whole place felt very 'authentic'.

Thank Lee S

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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, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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