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Antico Ristorante Pagnanelli

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Via A. Gramsci, 4, 00073 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
+39 06 936 0004
12:00 - 23:45
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were taken to this restaurant by our Italian friends, and wow it was fabulous, The food was exquisite and lots of choice, The wine selection was unbelievable with 37000 bottles, some bottles signed by famous people, we were lucky we were allowed a tour of the cellar. The setting was really beautiful sat on the cliff top overlooking a... More 

Thank philmacklin
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most famous and beautiful restaurant in Castel Gandolfo area. While there a visit to the cellar excavated into the tufaceus rock is a must. Both kind of dishes (meat or fish) are well prepared and during the season you can have also mushrooms. Price is high but in line with quality and service.

Thank Alessandro A
Teddington, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Brilliantly situated on the top of a hill, overlooking the large lake, I visit this dream location every time I'm in Rome. The menu is exceptional with superb cuisine and the two wine lists would keep you occupied for days. They have a Sassacaia worth 9,000 euros in the 25,000 bottle cellar. Buy you can buy bottles from 20 euros.

Thank 104Guinness1
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had the privilege of going thru the "Book of Wines" as I wouldn't name it a "wine List". Thanks for adding to the great and traditional food from the area, so much care in saving wines from the past decades. Thanks.

Thank Fabrizio C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Traveling in Italy during the month of January can certainly have its challenges when snow, cold, and many outdoor activities are curtailed. Nevertheless, you should know that if you are in the environs of Rome, there is a place that is an absolute oasis of good food, warmth, and genuine hospitality. Pagnanelli fits the bill in all of these categories.... More 

Thank cibusestsapidus
Nevada City, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Castel Gandolfo, once home to the the Popes' summer retreat (though no longer thanks to Francis turning the castle into a museum) is thirty kilometers, a 50 minute train ride, outside of Rome. The town overlooks the picturesque volcanic Lake Albano. The restaurant Pagnanelli, like its location, simply exudes ambience -- tasteful table cloths and napkins, sparkling glass ware, wood... More 

Thank Marcie E
Modiin, Israel
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Bottom line- big disappointment. The restaurant is beautiful, the wine cellar is amazing, the views are fantastic the service is good but the food was a disappointment. We started with tuna tartar with artichoke. It was a very big dish but the taste was dull, I couldn't finish it. For the main course we had a salmon and ravioli with... More 

Thank Guy E
Toulouse, France
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I did not pay so cannot tell about the price. But service, wine and food was great. We had several dishes of excellent quality. The wine cellar is worth a visit. Staff is friendly and professional. The restaurant was almost empty so we were very well treated !

Thank Jeff L
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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I had an awesome meal. Black truffles on lard on lamb. The dessert was a nutella molten cake. The best ever in my life! I see reviews of people saying its expensive, its all relative, in the end I do feel I got what I paid for. Thats what truly matters. I mean cheap meals can be had at McDonalds... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Have visited this impressive restaurants a regrettably few times over the years. Yesterday was a dual birthday celebration with my twin sister and family. Brilliant atmosphere, good food and child friendly. Portions are more than generous so choose carefully from the extensive menu: I went for the grilled giant prawns only: absolutely delicious. Fluent English spoken so language no problem... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via A. Gramsci, 4, 00073 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Castel Gandolfo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 936 0004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?