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Il Pagliaccio

Via Dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 9595
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“water menu” (7 reviews)
“tortelli” (3 reviews)
12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Via Dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Birthday treat from our children what a pleasure we had an eight course taster menu with wine it was delicious staff where brilliant attentive but not intrusive thank you Il Pagliaccio fir making our trip to Rome even more special.

Thank Gemima17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Usually I am always impressed with a two Michelin star restaurant. This was was an exception and disappointing. There is undoubtedly an effort to be creative and to include foreign ingredients but that’s it. The food is bland, lacks taste and is less than average....More

Thank DrHabib
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok maybe I was too harsh on my review of Le Pergola because I thought they didn’t live up to a typical Michelin 3 Star...but geez...they are in a different league than this place. Pergola is heads and tails better. Not even comparable. So this...More

Thank bugsy554
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch with wife. We were suprised how Michellin 2 star restaurant is hidden in a small road. Everything was Perfect!!!! Food: great fusion of French & Japanese style, Excellent seafood selection with great taste Service: Feel like a Career (Perfect!!) Atmosphere : Great...More

Thank Jun H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you’re willing to pay among the highest prices in Rome for very mediocre food unconnected to its Italian heritage served in a stiff setting, then Il Pagliaccio is for you. It’s an example of what happens when, in search of stars, a chef abandons...More

1  Thank NYCstarfoodie
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

We ordered 3 courses tasting menu, including a free starter sea weed spring roll, which tastes good but not special, first course rabbit ravioli, taste is ok but again no surprise, main course is Japanese bbq sauce lamb with Japanese style duck soup spaghetti (spaghetti...More

2  Thank Junnie W
Anthony G, Proprietario at Il Pagliaccio, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your visit and your feedback. However we feel very surprised about your comments on your roman tour excluding our restaurant. You point out that Trevi Fountain is crowded and Pantheon is a "normal" church...Colosseo is better from outside...More

Reviewed March 20, 2018

The chef obviously knows how to integrate Asian spices and herbs into Italian Fare. The pine smoked was great. So was the fusili. The lamb was exemplary. The only point to mar the evening was that the cod was way, way too salty. Otherwise, we...More

Thank darthyin68
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

We made an advanced reservation, and there as supposed to be formal attire but they do allow you in (as Long as you are not in shorts, slippers). We were seated in a private room, except that it was next to the window to the...More

Thank Szewee1968
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

This intimate and elegant, Relais and Chateaux owned, stand-alone restaurant is hidden on a backstreet close to the Tiber River, directly across the street from a lively bar for locals called Vino Olio. We chose to have a 10-course with wine pairings dinner; and of...More

1  Thank Ginna W
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Nice restaurant maybe a bit too dark inside. Elaborated dishes and an original bread proposal Service good but not the top one can find in a Michelin starred place

Thank SeGrygomm
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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July 2, 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$23 - US$199
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 2:45 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:45 a.m.
12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
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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