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Antico Ristorante Pagnanelli

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Via A. Gramsci, 4, 00073 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
+39 06/9360004
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing views of the lake below from Castel Gandolfo. Worth booking early to get a table on the balcony. Great food, both seafood and meat dishes, excellent quality. The prices are expensive. Very good wine list and an amazing wine cellar downstairs, which is well worth a visit.

Thank Kenneth B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a visit to the wine cellars before we went into the restaurant. Good view overlooking the lake and the food of pasta, chicken pork and buffalo was good followed by sweet and coffee. Well worth a vist

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Sydney, Australia
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235 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The friendly greeting overwhelms you following a short train trip from Rome Termini to Castel Gondolfo. This restaurant merits a full day visit. The spectacular view is as good as I have seen. The food is exceptional. The wine was relatively young and local, but once more an unbeivable find at a bottle shop price. I am giving this my... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was the best of our entire trip. We had several courses and also did a wine tasting. All the food was outstanding and the view was unbelievable. This was part of a tour with Miles and Miles tour operator who is a personal friend of the owners. This enabled us to get special treatment including special access to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has stunning views of the lake and also an unusual underground area. This was a wedding meal with an elaborate vegetarian menu. Someone said that this was a first for the restaurant. If so they did well. My only criticism was that the serving staff were not as adroit as I expected.

Thank konsilanto
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

Found this incredible restaurant on a day trip to Castel Gandolfo. We were visiting from Rome and came across this restaurant in the morning, we asked if we could sit on their terrace and have a drink. The staff opened up the terrace for us and were so welcoming even though they hadn't really opened yet. They then offered us... More 

Thank LBJoanna
Paramus, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We were treated like family in this charming restaurant where we had the best food of our vacation, or perhaps the finest food we've ever eaten. From the complimentary aperitif to the after dinner cordial, the homemade pasta, exquisite vegetables and main course, all prepared to perfection, there is nothing more you could expect from a restaurant. Prices are reasonable,... More 

Thank Daisyclover1
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I was visiting with business associates from the international yachting industry and we all agreed this was the most beautiful experience we had in Italy. The service was incredibly good and the food was really wonderful. One of the waiters showed us through their extensive wine cellars - just fantastic.

Thank davidwilliams29
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Ristorante Pagnanelli has been a family business for over a hundred years. Situated in the Pope's summer residence town (though Pope Francis has shunned his summer residence), it is built into the hillside overlooking the lake. A beautiful view and that is just the starter. Food is fresh and local, but their pride and joy is their wine cellar! Deep... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Starters extraordinary Main excellent Sweets delicious home made Liquors home made can't choose the best because all are good And Wine... after you choose one of the most for sure you'll take extra bottle to bring it home. View on the Lake peaceful atmosphere and excellent service All the best for this one

Thank Jasmina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via A. Gramsci, 4, 00073 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Castel Gandolfo
  • Phone Number: +39 06/9360004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?