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Il Pagliaccio

Via Dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 9595
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Via Dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our 10 course tasting menu. The sommelier did a masterful job choosing a glass of white to start and a bottle of red wine for the main courses. We were, however, slightly disappointed with the overall meal in terms of experience and...More

Thank Derrick D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined on our second evening in Rome at Il Pagliaccio. It was fantastic, even better than we expected. Totally worthy of its 2 Michelin stars, formal enough but not overly formal--though the dining room was a bit quiet at first. Food was outstanding and...More

1  Thank Bill R
Reviewed 15 October 2017

In the same vein as the French Laundry and Per Se, our dinner at Il Pagliaccio was a fantastic chef-led dining experience. One dines here to experience hopefully the best that a chef and a region has to offer, and that's exactly what we got....More

Thank guyroget
Reviewed 9 October 2017

If you have a dress code, please make everyone adhere to it. We were told and read on the website that men had to wear jackets. Not so, once we got there. It was very bland food. It looks pretty, but the taste was unimaginative...More

Thank jandktravelers
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Booked here for my girlfriend's birthday and we enjoyed course and especially the service. We were blown away with they're professionalism and friendly they were. If you do go here, need to book because they looked full when we were in.

Thank Matchy C
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I don't understand the negative reviews here. My guess is that it's from people whose expectations of a 2 star Michelin restaurant were misguided. In my opinion, one goes to these restaurants for the overall experience, not just the food. It's more of an art...More

2  Thank Jaime H
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Another amazing epicurean experience in Rome. Dinner here was FANTASTIC. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. A more modern dining experience in Rome, both from the decor of the restaurant and the food itself. Had the 10 course tasting menu - wow!

1  Thank stillmanmr
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place. So peaceful. Food was excellent. A mix of flavors I have never tried before. I would recommend it for sure!

Thank Isabella S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

It was our first time in Rome and we planned to have dinner at Il Pagliaccio one of the last nights of our trip. We have been to several Michelin-restaurants all over the world, but this evening was in top 3 of our experiences. Everything...More

1  Thank JBPurgerFrb
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is one of those pretentious places where there is a minimum of food and a maximum of presentation. It's more about the "experience" than the food. We had the ten course tasting menu--you get a tiny little bit of each thing and the serving...More

1  Thank GeeLiz
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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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 :).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$201
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:45 AM
7:30 AM - 2:45 AM
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
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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