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“Learn to be a local Italian ”
Review of Panella

Panella
Ranked #285 of 352 Bakeries in Rome
Cuisines: Italian, Street Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Esquilino
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The creative window display of Roman landmarked carnated in bread first caught our attention. They have a variety of sweet and savoury snack perfect for a holiday brunch or an afternoon caffe break.
Most of the staff are charming like your best friend’s Italian mom, but may tell you off if you’re being unreasonable and too much of a spoil brat when it comes to ignoring Italian courtesy. So you’ve been warned.
It helps to speak some basic functional Italian (face it, it not that hard to learn).
Queue at the glass counter in the far left hand side of the pastry shop, wait to be served, then tell them (or point out) what you would like. If it is savoury, then ask for it to be heated. Coffee queue is right hand side of the cashier. But you can also order your coffee when you are paying for your pastries. Please let the lady or gentle at the coffee stand know how many coffees you are waiting for (if you have prepaid).

Always be nice, and smile. It goes a long way esp for staff who have to work long hours to cook, clean and keep you happy.
I love their fried courgette flowers (Fiori di zucca) and the gourmet aranchini. You can ask for water (free) when you are waiting for your coffee.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank kingdoms2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming place that has nice Bakery items and sweets. One of the nicest in the area. Usually around Christmas it has excellent panettone too! Clean and nice decor inside. In the evening it has an offer for twenty euro per person to have a drink and enjoy a light buffet. Very good food variety offered in that buffet and outside seating area is nice in a cool evening despite of the no view it has. The only downside is usually the service at this place. Usually the service is slow and waiters have a snobbish and unfriendly attitude because Panella is considered the best in the area. However, I was there a few nights ago and had Maria federica doing the service for our table. She is a star! Excellent service, professional and speaks perfect English. She is attentive to customers and is really exceptional by all hospitality standards. She has a wonderful smile and friendly attitude. Thank you for making our evening so special. I hope other collègues follow her example.

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank uclasummer
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Reviewed August 24, 2019

We had visited Panella several times when in Rome in 2015 and as we had enjoyed it so much we made time in our schedule to return there for dinner when over-nighting in Rome this year.

We were defiantly not disappointed, Panella is still excellent - both the food and service. We enjoyed a very delicious buffet at aperitif time. There was a very good choice of food and all items were very good.

Panella is on the list for when we go back to Rome!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Thank Heather P
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Reviewed August 24, 2019

Went here for breakfast and it took forever. When we had the breakfast the eggs were cold and you could see they were made hours ago. The bread was toasted and looked good but was like a rock and you couldn’t eat it. We asked for new bread and they just changed the bread with not toasted boring white bread. I would say that the breakfast is not worth 25€.... it’s too expansive for what you get. Will not suggest.

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Josefin H
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

My sister and I had dinner at Panella. After we were seated we waited almost 10 minutes for a server to come over. Eventually I had to get up and ask for one. Both servers we dealt with were very rude. My sister received her dinner much earlier than mine, and by the time mine came out she was almost finished. The food was good but not worth the bad service, which put a bad taste in my mouth.

Date of visit: July 2019
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1  Thank cavanau3
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