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Il Pagliaccio

Via Dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 9595
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Via Dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't understand the negative reviews here. My guess is that it's from people whose expectations of a 2 star Michelin restaurant were misguided. In my opinion, one goes to these restaurants for the overall experience, not just the food. It's more of an art...More

Thank Jaime H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another amazing epicurean experience in Rome. Dinner here was FANTASTIC. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. A more modern dining experience in Rome, both from the decor of the restaurant and the food itself. Had the 10 course tasting menu - wow!

Thank stillmanmr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place. So peaceful. Food was excellent. A mix of flavors I have never tried before. I would recommend it for sure!

Thank Isabella S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our first time in Rome and we planned to have dinner at Il Pagliaccio one of the last nights of our trip. We have been to several Michelin-restaurants all over the world, but this evening was in top 3 of our experiences. Everything...More

Thank JBPurgerFrb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those pretentious places where there is a minimum of food and a maximum of presentation. It's more about the "experience" than the food. We had the ten course tasting menu--you get a tiny little bit of each thing and the serving...More

1  Thank GeeLiz
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Happy we were in time to get a table, and the restaurant manager helped us to move a reservation time, as we were late from the airport. The staff is very positive and welcoming! Actually it was the best dining experience we had in Rome....More

Thank Gastronaut_team
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Even though we haven't booked early in advance before arriving in Rome, we managed to book a table at Il Pagliaccio through the restaurant's online form which was really helpful. The reception was really welcoming and the whole setting is really sophisticated. The tasting menu...More

Thank Alex_Maria_D
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the service, the wine, and many of the dishes in our 8 course tasting menu. Two of the four people in our group are pescatarian and while they were happy to accommodate us, the selections were a little heavy on the octopus for...More

Thank Garciajaa
Reviewed 4 August 2017

My wife and I were visiting Rome for a long weekend. We love our food and are lucky to have dined at some amazing restaurants over the years. Il Pagliaccio lived up to our expectations and more. We choose the eight course tasting menu and...More

Thank jamescC5679LR
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

As I mentioned before in my previous review on Rome's restaurant, there are not many restaurants that earn more than one Michelin's star in Rome. So we made a reservation from Thailand months in advance. Their booking system is good. The location is in a...More

1  Thank Manate R
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a
five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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2 July 2016|
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Response from Alexandra_n_Rune | Reviewed this property |
No. But wouldn't dress Too casual (after all it is a two star Michelin restaurant). If you're wearing jeans, at least wear a nice shirt and a jacket/blazer over. But wouldn't wear a ball gown either :).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$203
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 02:45
07:30 - 02:45
12:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:15
12:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:15
12:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:15
12:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6880 9595
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Our culinary journey embraces every single person getting inside Il Pagliaccio, just like the parallels embrace the world, from west to east

Join us in a journey through the kitchen and the dining room, through gastronomic culture and hospitality, through ingredients, techniques and sensations ranging from East to West, following parallel lines, symmetries, affinities.

Chef Anthony Genovese welcomes you in PARALLELS, a journey originated from emotions, memories and identities.
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