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Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 487 2344
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible17%
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“pastry” (22 reviews)
“cakes” (21 reviews)
“bread” (39 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Pizza, Italian, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we were in the Monti branch on Saturday afternoon. It was a bit scruffy outside but we ploughed on. The service was slow to start with, but then it got worse. Alessandro took our order without looking at us, couldn't recommend what was good and...More

Thank Dan G
Panella L'arte ... P, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Panella, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Regret his dissatisfaction we hope to see you soon and to be able to change his mind by satisfying its needs.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Visited this evening whilst wandering around looking for dinner, very pleased we did! Initially sceptical about the price - €20 for any drink with unlimited food buffet - but thought we'd try ... when in Rome! Cocktails were tasty and plenty strong. First visit to...More

Thank Peter H
Simone B, Direttore generale at Panella, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thanks for choosing us and I'll see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It‘s true, a lot of the waiters aren‘t friendly especially if you are obviously a tourist. But where else can you buy a perfectly delicious Cornetto filled with nutella-ish chocolate cream and the best Cappuccino for only 2,90€???

Thank RikeHa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is simply the best cafe/bakery/lunch place in Rome. The best! Don't miss it. Had lunch two days ago and after two years since our last visit, it was STILL the best cafe bakery in Rome. For tea drinkers, this is the only place I...More

Thank sheri k
Panella L'arte ... P, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Panella, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

always looking for a better service and products offered, thank you for your appreciation and hope to re-buy it soon as our most enjoyable customer

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst service ever! The waitress was extremely rude and ignored us for 20 min. I cant believe that someone would go there twice - the food is not worth it and their attitude is completely out of line!

Thank adoado1
Panella L'arte ... P, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Panella, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Regret his dissatisfaction we hope to see you soon and to be able to change his mind by satisfying its needs.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You won't be able to pass by this place without taking a detour inside. A big selection of baked goodies, focaccia, and prepared pasta to go.

Thank Voyageur505
Reviewed 11 October 2017

It's the best place to wake up in the morning, near a Panella's homemade chocholate croissant and a delicious cappuccino! :) You can choose that sit outside and order yourself or a waitress help you at the table. I can offer this place. We strated...More

Thank Dezi99
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We came for 2 very small pastries and 1 coffee... the waitress was very rude and took over 15 minutes to even take an order. It then took 20 minutes to pick a pastry from the counter and bring it outside. It was slammed down...More

Thank Beckie S
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Indecent prices that the quality of the food cannot in any way justify! Prix indécents que la qualité de la nourriture ne peut en aucun cas justifier! Prezzi indecenti che la qualità del cibo non può neanche giustificare!

Thank Padmé C
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Don't take table with waiter service and definitely don't order yoghurt with fruits or tea. Both are ridiculously overpriced. 9 EUR for a tiny cup of yoghurt and 6 EUR for a cup of tea. Service is slow. Taking out should be ok as the...More

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighbourhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 487 2344
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