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Antico Ristorante Pagnanelli

Via A. Gramsci, 4 | Lago Castel Gandolfo, 00040 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
+39 06 936 0004
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Via A. Gramsci, 4 | Lago Castel Gandolfo, 00040 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We, parked just to see the view of the lake in the crater and the views of the distant coastline. By chance I noticed that this place was open, despite looking closed from outside. We went in and were impressed by the décor and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Beentheredunthat
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

... to amazing food, wine and views. 4th generation family owned. Incredible restaurant with biggest wine cellar I’ve ever seen (AND the most beautiful!). This would be an amazing location for a special event, team building, or holiday meal. I can’t wait to come another...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EdsGirlBoston
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Our group of 4 had a wonderful lunch here - after a short tour of their 35,000 bottle wine cellar. Beautiful views just added to the wonderful dining experience.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steven C
Reviewed October 23, 2018

By lake Albano in this Spritual location is the Restaurant , food is delecious , service is fast and friendly,English speaking Staff, smiling , net WC , and extraordinary Surroundings.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank D9719GA_
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

One of the most important restaurants in Rome that serves High quality food and beverages, in a spectacular atmosphere surrounded by the magical view of lake Albano, amazing staff who are dedicated to supremeicy and the perfect thing that you are footsteps away from the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

This restaurant has an incredible view on the lake. The dishes, we ate here, were typically Italian. The dessert was one of the best I have ever eaten - quite simple, but the combination of flavors and different textures had made it unforgettable. Ravioli, fish...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Katya P
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Great local food very helpful staff ... authentic Florence food. Would recommend for anyone looking for a good local Florence eating experience.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Frankontripad
Reviewed September 14, 2018

My husband, my son, his wife and I had the most amazing lunch at this restaurant after visiting the Pope's summer palace in Castel Gandolfo. The location is beyond beautiful with the best view of Lake Albano (a must) and only a 5 minute walk...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mally G
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

100% recommend! For wonderful homemade food with charm, style, atmosphere, service.. Thanks to the owner! They are doing wonderful job!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Alena K
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We visited Castel Gandolf (the Popes vacation residence) and at the foot of the Castel we discovered this ristorante. We had made a booking but a chance mishap with the Rail trip from Rome we did not have to climb steep hills to the Castel...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank glendon1954
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November 15, 2017|
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Response from tcpEire | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are several menu translations including English. The waiters, in our case, conversed in very good English. Dress was smart casual. Ask for a window table inside the balcony if the weather is inclement. Although... More
March 19, 2017|
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Response from RistorantePagnanelli | Property representative |
For lunch we start at 12.00 until 15.00 for dinner we start at 18.00 until 22.30. I think last train are at 23.00. Best Regards Matteo Mariani
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 | Lago Castel Gandolfo, 00040 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Castel Gandolfo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 936 0004
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Today Pagnanelli offers the experience as restauranteurs of four generations. Still the same family running the restaurant founded by Giovanni Pagnanelli in 1882. A client recently commented “the formula of Pagnanelli’s success is a cocktail of passion and creativity with every family member giving his contribution”. In the sixties Aurelio Mariani (son of Lucia Pagnanelli) marries Jane Williams who leaves her career as an actress in classical theatre in Australia. For Jane and Aurelio their constant dedication along with their four sons encouraged them to constantly improve. Jane says that Pagnanelli is like a theatre, and as Shakespeare wrote: “ All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players”.
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