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Il pagliaccio

#930 of 9,646 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Via Dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 9595
19:00 - 22:15
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 22:15
Wed - Sat 12:45 - 14:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to make a last minute dinner reservation for our last night in Rome. Definitely worthwhile. We were extremely well looked after by all staff, and ordered the 10 course tasting menu. While they don't have predetermined matched wines, the staff were extra helpful and made some great recommendations of Italian wines that'd match the courses on offer. Food... More 

Thank jhcrow
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Typical starred restaurant with excellent service and great wine list while regarding food the experience can depend from what you choose: I had scampi as starter and ziti, both excellent while my husband had squids and pasta with ricci di mare e pannocchie and both didn't meet his expextations. I would recommend to ask for the maitre's suggestions, he can... More 

Thank Skonsy
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Il Pagliaccio offers three menus during lunch: I opted for the 8 course. When I went that day (albeit slightly late as I got lost), the restaurant unfortunately had their internet and phone lines down and was unable to take credit card. I only had USD, but they still took it! Impeccable service for sure. From start to finish, all... More 

Thank Katherine W
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Il Pagliaccio on 6th January 2017 having read the reviews on TripAdvisor. It was meant to be a birthday treat but what a disappointment! We ordered off of the al la carte menu. I had the squid for starter which was beyond bland, no seasoning at all or flavour. My husband had the Scampi and... More 

Thank Yvette J
Ballarat, Australia
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457 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We now are in the position to understand why this restaurant is deemed to be in Rome's "top three" fine-dining establishments. Everything was done with the aim of achieving precision and perfection. Unfortunately, this happened at the cost of relaxation - we were not able to relax as much as we did on the previous evening at another of Rome's... More 

Thank AussiesBallarat
Guildford, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a meal, how a top restaurant should be, came as a stranger and felt like I was part of the family leaving, really good staff and had a wonderful meal. Delicious from start to finish. Worthy in my view of all its accolades and then some. Highly recommend-excellent . The food was stunningly presented. Waiting staff also went the... More 

1 Thank Likeshisf00d
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having had the opportunity to visit many 1, 2, and a select few 3 star michelin restaurants around the world, I was completely under whelmed at this restaurant. Albeit service was overall impeccable, with the customary attentive service, our request to have foie added to our ten course tasting menu was ignored. We specifically asked to add the foie to... More 

1 Thank Alice L
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A super special place. Before you even enter the place you are made to feel special. The seating is discreet and as soon as you are seated, the pampering begins. Plate after plate the combination of tastes is phenomenal. The decor of the place is in extreme contrast to the food. Nothing to distract you from the exquisite food. The... More 

Thank Michael E
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We enjoyed dinning here. The 10 dishes tasting menu was good, no major disappointments. But even shortly after our meal there, we could only remember one or two memorable dishes. Service was good, but we were the only table for the first half of our dinner... then it slowed down A LOT after a few other tables arrived and we... More 

1 Thank barcelonautaOTT
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

My second visit and once again the service, food and atmosphere is flawless. The staff is very professional but still with a friendly twist. Definitely will visit again next time I go to Rome.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:15
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
12:45 - 14:30
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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