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Il Pasticciaccio

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Via Merulana 34, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 8952 8967
06:00 - 02:00
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here and the pastries were delicious. They served my husband the wrong coffee however. He didn't feel like arguing so we took the coffee anyway. :) Good thing this place has reasonable prices.

Thank nutalia
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. See my previous review with more details. This place was within walking distance of our hotel and our dinners here did not disappoint. The chef is wonderful as are the other staff. Non-Italians, just have patience because Italians flow on a different type of clock than we do. Everything takes an extra 15/20 minutes to accomplish... More 

Thank Abruzzese2000
Dundee, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Went along for a drink , waiters harassed single women all night for phone numbers :/ not great when being in Rome for the first time ! As well as that they got the drink order wrong , very disappointing as they have so many good reviews!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. The host took me to an inside table at my request rather an outside table. I ordered the lasagna, a glass of wine and water. The wine and water were served immediately and the food in less than 10 minutes. The food was hot and very tasty. I thought the service was excellent as was the... More 

Thank Anthony L
Boulder, Colorado
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409 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

You go in and review the fare in the cases, selecting what you would like. After you are seated they bring the food out. We shared a sandwich and had beer and coffee all of good quality.

Thank Ron W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The lasagna was excellent, however, service was horrible. My friend did not get what she ordered, no eye contact, waitor did not check on our table once, friend asked for an ashtray twice and each time was brushed off. When we asked where an ATM was he replied, "not my problem" and walked away. There was no reason for this... More 

Thank Kaitlyn608
Saint Louis, Mo
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433 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great cafeteria to stop for dessert and espresso. Customer service was very friendly. The extent of my Italian is 4 words but staff made every effort to communicate, be personable and accommodating. The tiramisu was authentic (fresh out of the pan) and delicious. My Doppio was strong and made to perfection. ~Christy

Thank Christy A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Weak, poor quality coffee at an expensive price. Didn't try the food so cannot comment, staff are friendly enough. Just don't come here for good coffee.

Thank 888Ben888
Birstall, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We ate here the first evening of our honeymoon and really enjoyed it. The food was reasonably priced and good quality. They do a lovely antipasto starter and the pizzas were some of the nicest we tried. The staff were very friendly and enjoyed our attempts at speaking Italian with them. We called here a couple of times during our... More 

Thank Rosie L
United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The service here is great. The staff are so friendly and it was great chatting to them while we were in the bar. Piergiorgio's cocktails are great too, he made me a custom one and it was gorgeous!!

Thank Danielle C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Merulana 34, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighbourhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 8952 8967
"Il Pasticciaccio Lounge Café", here you can find, among the many services offered: Tea Room, Snack bar, Happy Hour, Brunch, Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Wine Tasting and much more! We are waiting on Via Merulana, 34 in Rome!"Il Pasticciaccio Lounge Café".

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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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