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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, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Via Dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful meal and service, we had an exceptional evening and were very well looked after, the food was exceptional. All of the staff spoke excellent English. The wines chosen by the sommelier were interesting and unusual, and, most importantly, complemented the food.

Thank mikeysmum2008
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, this a classy place, with all the trimmings . An attentive staff ,a nice layout , quiet and yet atmospheric. The food was a delight and my daughter (the chef ) was impressed. There were several tasting options from eight to ten...More

Thank acalicocat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the 8 course tasting menu, and there was much to like, but even the French Laundry doesn’t have a separate menu for water! two pages, divided into still and sparkling! and the feeling of pretentiousness that had required the gentleman to wear a...More

Thank Marcie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked dinner for my wife’s birthday albeit the evening after. Restaurant is closed on Mondays. Having read the restaurant website we dressed appropriately (elegant smart) only to be sat near other diners dressed in jeans and white converse shoes. More tres casual than tres...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 28 December 2017

What a wonderful experience. I managed to secure a last minute reservation here with my girlfriend and felt truly spoiled. I especially loved the sommelier's pairing to the 14 course tasting menu. I'm surprised to see so many negative reviews here. The place does have...More

Thank cyrusvw
Reviewed 26 December 2017

The physical presence screams modern and so it is. Nonetheless, the decor is inviting as are the waitstaff that greet and serve you. The food has some very different aspects including liquid which is served to start the meal. The food is good but what...More

Thank ugyved
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We came to attend the presentation of Parallels. When an orator speaks to the public, there is a confluence of the message, the presentation, and the content to have an adhesive in the memory of the participant. We leave tonight feeling lost in translation. The...More

Thank chris D
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We expected great things. The food quality did not disappoint- excellent ingredients, superbly cooked, and with some very unusual and interesting flavour combinations. Fish with creme brulee was particularly fun! We did the tasting menu at lunch, but were less than impressed that you don't...More

Thank Chris7R
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our 10 course tasting menu. The sommelier did a masterful job choosing a glass of white to start and a bottle of red wine for the main courses. We were, however, slightly disappointed with the overall meal in terms of experience and...More

1  Thank Derrick D
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We dined on our second evening in Rome at Il Pagliaccio. It was fantastic, even better than we expected. Totally worthy of its 2 Michelin stars, formal enough but not overly formal--though the dining room was a bit quiet at first. Food was outstanding and...More

2  Thank Bill 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$25 - US$211
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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