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Antico Ristorante Pagnanelli

Via A. Gramsci, 4 | Lago Castel Gandolfo, 00040 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
+39 06 936 0004
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (28 reviews)
“lamb” (5 reviews)
“local fish” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Via A. Gramsci, 4 | Lago Castel Gandolfo, 00040 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good, Amazing!!! People nice, delicious food! Good Wine 🍷 beautiful view. My family and I had a nice and fun time there!!!

Thank Mitala2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is superbly located at the edge of the hill leading to the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. The choice of food, service the incredible choice of wine and the amazing wine cellar is worth visiting

Thank Lionel L
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We had an antipasta and a dessert. So delicius. Full of Italian taste. And the best ! We higly recommend this restaurant. Yes you pay a little more- but it is very much worth it !!! And experience !

Thank Hanne A
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

If you want a break from the city, this is well worth the drive. Gorgeous view, fabulous food and an incredible wine cellar. If you can score the chocolate, cinnamon digestive after lunch your trip will be complete.

Thank Kimberley R
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely on my top 50 list of best restaurant in the world. The views are spectacular, service is top notch, food was very good, and our wine cellar tour topped it off. Try to go when they’re not too busy and be nice and friendly...More

Thank Sethme
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We took a day trip from Rome and it was really worth the visit. The restaurant is high above lake Albano with superb views, particularly on a fine day.It is a family restaurant and the food was superb. We shared a sashimi entree with many...More

Thank Geoff P
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I booked ahead for a table with a view of the lake.our table was excellent. we ordered and then given a guided tour of the incredable cellars.over 30000, yes, bottles of wines.,by which time our starters were ready. the food was excellent and the staff...More

Thank alan s
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We have ordered mainly pastas and all were delicious. Smooth and delicate flavor. They have also kids menu with big portions, so one dish would be enough for us. Great view but need to make a reservation. Quite expensive: coperto 3 eur,cola 5,5 eur. Very...More

Thank EdiWaw
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The view on the balcony is stunning. The history of the restaurant is also very interesting and dates back to the 1890s. The 4th generation of the family is still running it. The restaurant is positioned a little high up and over looks the lake....More

Thank wmd6
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Our guide in Rome could tell the heat (100 degrees F) was getting to us, so he decided to drive us up to Castel Gandolfo for a much needed break. There was a breeze way up on the hill, a stunning lake below, and some...More

Thank KJConn
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15 November 2017|
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Response from tcpEire | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are several menu translations including English. The waiters, in our case, conversed in very good English. Dress was smart casual. Ask for a window table inside the balcony if the weather is inclement. Although... More
19 March 2017|
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Response from RistorantePagnanelli | Property representative |
For lunch we start at 12.00 until 15.00 for dinner we start at 18.00 until 22.30. I think last train are at 23.00. Best Regards Matteo Mariani
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via A. Gramsci, 4 | Lago Castel Gandolfo, 00040 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Castel Gandolfo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 936 0004
  • E-mail
Today Pagnanelli offers the experience as restauranteurs of four generations. Still the same family running the restaurant founded by Giovanni Pagnanelli in 1882. A client recently commented “the formula of Pagnanelli’s success is a cocktail of passion and creativity with every family member giving his contribution”. In the sixties Aurelio Mariani (son of Lucia Pagnanelli) marries Jane Williams who leaves her career as an actress in classical theatre in Australia. For Jane and Aurelio their constant dedication along with their four sons encouraged them to constantly improve. Jane says that Pagnanelli is like a theatre, and as Shakespeare wrote: “ All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players”.
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