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#283 of 777 Dessert in Rome
#2,798 of 10,726 Places to Eat in Rome
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Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 487 2344
08:30 - 16:00
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Sun 08:30 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The oldest bakery in Rome and the range of pastries are incredible. Great coffee , super pastries and very good service - a little expensive at at 30 euro for 4 coffee and 3 pastries

Thank Richard G
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking fo a great "croissants" breakfast - come for sure. The service is friendly, they have more types of a coffee, the area is beautiful and the restaurant is including typical italian food shop.

Thank Petra K
Paris, France
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is ok (maybe slightly above the average of a standard Italian pizzeria), but it is really too expensive (30 Euros for 2 people for a light lunch!) Arancini and mozzarelle in carrozza were over-priced and the waiters were not well organized and not kind at all.

Thank Amaranta25
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious Italian pastries. Wonderful choice of fresh food. Served nicely. Prices are not too expensive. A nice place for tea time.

Thank Lionel D
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the 20 euros per person drink and buffet. Cocktails well made and generous serving. Service was with a smile and good option for vegetarian diner too. Very carb orientated meal, salad option would've made it perfect. Definitely reccommend!

Thank Benj M
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The first time we went, we bought a birthday cake for my daughters 30th. Had my 4 daughters with me to celebrate. of course while we were there we had to get coffee and taste some treats. Mouth watering and service was great that night. We chose to go back on our last night to have a great experience on... More 

Thank Victor-Jacki H
Athens, Greece
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

A very cozy Italian all day bakery with fresh and delicious food! Try the capuccino with zabagione (egg yolk with sugar) is unique!

Thank GioGreGui
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The staff was very helpful and the food was excellent!!! we ate some pizza there it was so tasty!!! recommended place

Thank יאנה פ
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

There are a few places you go that have a lasting imprint on the memory. Panella around Christmas time is one. Staying but 100 metres away we made this a daily haunt to drink the excellent coffee and watch an array of chic Romans come in to get their Christmas Cakes and Panettones. One afternoon they started making nougat out... More 

Thank Pyecombe
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

A fantastic cafe in the centre of Rome. Superb coffee, and pastries that hit the mark. A tad on the pricier side, but welcome to Rome. A tip for young players - get in between 8am-11am for a few extra options (the custard/creme-filled croissants are a treat), and only on offer until 11am.

Thank Matt D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Merulana 54, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighbourhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 487 2344

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

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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