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Il pagliaccio

#824 of 9,532 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
12:45 - 14:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 22:15
Wed - Sat 12:45 - 14:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Not easy to find but well worth the adventure of getting there. We had the 10 course meal with wine pairing. The food was incredible and the service was impeccable. I would easily say it was the best service I've ever received in a restaurant. The meal was more of a gastronomique experience rather than an Italian meal. The decor... More 

Thank Kristine D
Vienna, Austria
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Hard to follow - just the night before I went to La Pergola - 3 Michelin stars. The entirior is "sparse" compared to La Pergola, but intimate. But lets get to the food - mostly excellent to exceptional, with one drop. The fish dish (cod) was surprisingly lacking of taste. Hardly any salt, the sauce did not help to enhance... More 

Thank Aleksey I
Rome, Italy
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Yes, it's the only restaurant in Rome with 2 Michelin stars so you expect good things, right? Went for lunch with a good friend and we decided to splurge for the 10 course tasting menu which turned out to be a really nice and unique experience. Some of the flavours were very subtle so being two committed amateur gourmands, we... More 

Thank IckFick
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The theatrical presentation is what we expected - from having to knock on the locked door just to be admitted to the quality of service. We had the 8-course tasting menu, which overall was fairly well balanced, though I was left feeling that some of the plates were there just to fill a gap, and lacked purpose. Also found some... More 

1 Thank Martin L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Small, cozy place. Food is excellent, service is good. They use local ingredients and very nice on presentation, tense and the whole experience. We had a great time chatting with the staff

1 Thank TKT15
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We love il pagliaccio. We go here any time we're in Rome. The food is superb, the service beyond great and the ambiance in this 16th century building is truly special. There's a reason it has two Michelin stars!

Thank BTD1
Longridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We have enjoyed and shared reviews of some excellent restaurants including L'enclume in the U.K. This surpassed all and we concluded was our best fun yet. We chose the full tasting menu and then sat back and enjoyed every aspect of this wonderful magic kitchen. The service evidenced expertise and a friendly informative approach which was much appreciated because the... More 

Thank MiandVi
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We had the 10 course tasting menu here for my birthday and it was absolutely amazing! I would eat everything here again, the staff were super polite, the service was outstanding and it is on of the best meals I've ever eaten!

Thank Brad M
Split, Croatia
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146 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

From time to time we visit Michelin star restaurants, last time in Rome in one another we were highly disappointed with food, here we were delighted. 8 courses dinner was just great, I enjoyed every single dish (but one with lumacas I think- cause I dont like them). Evaporated bread, seppia, tortellini, deserts, I loved it all. Service is ok,... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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