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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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Rome, Italy
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276 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Arlington, Virginia
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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260 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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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302 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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.

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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, 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
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, 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 06/9360004

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