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Il Pagliaccio

Via Dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 9595
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • 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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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely service. Great wine selection by an accomplished sommelier. Delicious caviar. Those are the only positives. Dishes made little sense. Foods were oddly matched in ways that diminished each other. Individual ingredients were ok, but not spectacular. E.g., Random, very average piece of avocado added...More

Thank Andy A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Overrated in every way. Service uneven. Food uneven. Billed as a world class restaurant and miss the mark at every step. Can't find waiter to order. Can't find waiter for advice. Inattentive and and can't even manage to have toilet paper in bathroom. A big...More

Thank cynthia r
Anthony G, Direttore at Il Pagliaccio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Cynthia Thank you for your contribution and for your personal opinion. The Pagliaccio's staff is always present, we have 6 waiters in the room including a restaurant manager, 2 sommeliers an assistant restaurant manager and a chef de rang always present in the lounge....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to be in Roma just as they were reopening after a 4 month renovation, I can't explain how glad we were that this is the case. We were met by a wonderful group of people who appeared to have a real...More

Thank Supertedbaker
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a reservation, done 4 month in advance, for June 16th. When we arrived the restaurant was closed and did not inform us about the ongoing renovation. This is not the service I expect from a 2 star restaurant - never again!!!!!!More

Thank ThomasSchroeck
Anthony G, Direttore at Il Pagliaccio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest we are sorry for the delay of the new restaurant il Pagliaccio, but check the e-mail, we sent you the information..! This: Dear Customer, apologize to inform you that because of the extension of renovations the reopening was postponed to June 19 /...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

In 2010, a restaurant on 11 tables with a portrait of an old clown on the wall received the title of the best restaurant in Rome and two Michelin stars. The restaurant owners, Anthony and Marion Genovese, offer excellent author's cuisine (one pea soup on...More

2  Thank archil a
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

For my birthday we had made a reservation for 2, with a menu of 10 dishes. Most of them were really delicious, but a few of them were a bit boring and very "light". As announced in the e-mail reservation, there would be a birthday-surprise....More

Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This was a treat for us as a young family, dining elegantly with a 2.5 year old toddler is not always a success; we were given a small private room off the front which allowed us to enjoy our rather noisy existence without disturbing the...More

Thank Violet2009
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had the tasting menu ( compulsory because the group was over 6 people ). What you would expect from a 2 star Michelin restaurant. Superb food and the wine pairings were expertly chosen. Very quiet and formal, we got the feeling our laughter wasn't...More

Thank Des O
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We spend a part of each year in Italy and learned a dictum that the restaurant frequented by locals with no Michelin stars is often the best in a town. Michelin ratings often are given to places serving unusual foods often not Italian. This is...More

Thank MDrooster
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We decided to make a last minute dinner reservation for our last night in Rome. Definitely worthwhile. We were extremely well looked after by all staff, and ordered the 10 course tasting menu. While they don't have predetermined matched wines, the staff were extra helpful...More

Thank jhcrow
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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Is there a dress code? Thanks.
2 July 2016|
Answer Show all 6 answers
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$ 22 - US$ 190
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 02:45
07:30 - 02:45
12:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:15
12:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:15
12:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:15
12:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:15
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
  • E-mail
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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