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Rome Restaurants

Il Pagliaccio

  • 129 Via dei Banchi Vecchi Map It
  • Piazza Navona
  • Italian
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Fine dining, including elaborate tasting menus
  • Elegant surroundings
  • Discreet location close to Piazza Navona

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

Some of the most innovative interpretations of Roman fine dining can be found in this starkly chic restaurant on a backstreet between upscale Via Giulia and the popular Campo de' Fiori. Chef Anthony Genovese was born in France to Calabrese parents, and spent time cooking in Japan and Thailand, so it's no surprise that the food he turns out makes use of nontraditional spices, ingredients, and preparations—all of which have gained him a loyal following and multiple accolades. The prices are exorbitant, but the food is exemplary. Dishes include items like pasta bundles filled with onion, tapioca, and red currant in a saffron broth, or duck with black salsify, caramelized pear, and chocolate sauce. You can choose one of the elaborate tasting menus or order à la carte.

Restaurant Information


129 Via dei Banchi Vecchi, Rome, Latium, 00186, Italy

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun., Mon., and Aug. No lunch Tues.

Published 06/20/2007


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