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Antico Ristorante Pagnanelli

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Via A. Gramsci, 4, 00073 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
+39 06 936 0004
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Modiin, Israel
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bottom line- big disappointment. The restaurant is beautiful, the wine cellar is amazing, the views are fantastic the service is good but the food was a disappointment. We started with tuna tartar with artichoke. It was a very big dish but the taste was dull, I couldn't finish it. For the main course we had a salmon and ravioli with... More 

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Toulouse, France
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

I did not pay so cannot tell about the price. But service, wine and food was great. We had several dishes of excellent quality. The wine cellar is worth a visit. Staff is friendly and professional. The restaurant was almost empty so we were very well treated !

Thank Jeff L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

I had an awesome meal. Black truffles on lard on lamb. The dessert was a nutella molten cake. The best ever in my life! I see reviews of people saying its expensive, its all relative, in the end I do feel I got what I paid for. Thats what truly matters. I mean cheap meals can be had at McDonalds... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Have visited this impressive restaurants a regrettably few times over the years. Yesterday was a dual birthday celebration with my twin sister and family. Brilliant atmosphere, good food and child friendly. Portions are more than generous so choose carefully from the extensive menu: I went for the grilled giant prawns only: absolutely delicious. Fluent English spoken so language no problem... More 

Thank Barbara R
Rome, Italy
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297 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This was my first trip to castel gondolfo from Rome, which is located only 30 mins away. Its absolutely breathtaking. The views from the restaurant are stunning. This place came highly recommended and I know why. The food is exceptional and the service fantastic. Its a 4 generation family run business and the restaurant is lined with old photos of... More 

Thank David D
Vouliagmeni, Greece
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Helpful director. Happy staff. Great view and food. Their wine is very nice. They have different menu depending on the season. They gave us a tour in their cellar

Thank TAAB1110
Arlington, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Here you'll pay a lot but I think it's for the view and the famous people signing the wine bottles in the cellar. I was one of five and we all tried each others dishes. I got the shark with sea asparagus. I liked it, but for the price out in the hillside... I would expect better. So go here... More 

Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

While in Rome on a day tour, our guide arranged for us to have lunch at this beautiful restaurant. We had a table on the terrace with a beautiful view of the Lake Albano and surrounding area. The food and service was amazing. It is a family run business that has existed for over 100 years. The owner and staff... More 

Thank visitor29786
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Already been to Pagnanelli for four times, and the food always amazes me, and the hospitality, the sense of art and living from the restaurant, and above all the best cuisine that I have ever had in Lazio, and amazing wine list and wine cell. If you are a foodie and depressed by the restaurant food in Roma, and not... More 

Thank luckybirdy2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 06 936 0004

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