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Il pagliaccio

Via Dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 9595
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  • Excellent54%
  • 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
Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In 2010, a restaurant on 11 tables with a portrait of an old clown on the wall received the title of the best restaurant in Rome and two Michelin stars. The restaurant owners, Anthony and Marion Genovese, offer excellent author's cuisine (one pea soup on...More

2  Thank archil a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For my birthday we had made a reservation for 2, with a menu of 10 dishes. Most of them were really delicious, but a few of them were a bit boring and very "light". As announced in the e-mail reservation, there would be a birthday-surprise....More

Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This was a treat for us as a young family, dining elegantly with a 2.5 year old toddler is not always a success; we were given a small private room off the front which allowed us to enjoy our rather noisy existence without disturbing the...More

Thank Violet2009
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had the tasting menu ( compulsory because the group was over 6 people ). What you would expect from a 2 star Michelin restaurant. Superb food and the wine pairings were expertly chosen. Very quiet and formal, we got the feeling our laughter wasn't...More

Thank Des O
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We spend a part of each year in Italy and learned a dictum that the restaurant frequented by locals with no Michelin stars is often the best in a town. Michelin ratings often are given to places serving unusual foods often not Italian. This is...More

Thank MDrooster
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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...More

Thank jhcrow
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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...More

Thank Skonsy
Reviewed 10 January 2017 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...More

Thank Katherine W
Reviewed 10 January 2017 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...More

2  Thank Yvette J
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank AussiesBallarat
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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Is there a dress code? Thanks.
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 :).
Pagliacci... di nome e di fatto! Dopo aver letto la recensione del 19 Gennaio 2017 e in particolare la risposta data dal direttore non vedo perchè visitare questo ristorante. La maleducazione e l'arroganza non possono certo nascondersi dietro un menu stellato.. Ho visitato ristoranti stellati in vari paesi e devo dire che cio che fa sostanzialmente la differenza non è tanto il menu, ne la mise... ma la disponibilità e la 'signorilità' (leggasi bon ton) di chi gestisce la sala.. cosa quest'ultima che in certe circostanze qui sembra mancare del tutto.
28 January 2017|
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Response from MateSte | Reviewed this property |
Ecco l'italiano Medio! La risposta del 19 gennaio presumo si riferisca ad un no show! Il ristorante ha fatto bene ad addebitare su carta di credito così noi italiani entriamo nella cognizione che non presentarsi al... More
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quanto costa?
18 January 2017|
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Response from Romina_Mar | Reviewed this property |
Mediamente 120-130€ a persona ma dipende molto anche dal vino.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail