Via dei Banchi Vecchi, a charming street in the historic centre of Rome, between Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Lungotevere. This is where you can find Il Pagliaccio, in the heart of Rome, a short walk from Campo de’ Fiori and Piazza Navona. There’s an international and cosmopolitan atmosphere, in both dining room and kitchen, just like in other European capitals. Eleven tables in an intimate, sober and elegant setting. A meeting of classic and modern that makes the culinary experience unique.
This is what the Michelin Guide says to explain the two stars given to this restaurant: “The best products are enhanced thanks to the competence and inspiration of a talented chef, who, together with his team, creates ethereal and evocative, sometimes very original dishes”.


Anthony Genovese

Anthony Genovese was born in France in 1968 to Calabrian parents. His love for his origins has always been a part of his career. His journey started in France, through England, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand. He arrived in Ravello at Hotel Palazzo Sasso, at restaurant Rossellinis, where he got the first Michelin star. It was a short step from Ravello to Rome. Here in 2003 he started his adventure in the capital, where his creation took shape.

Glazed pork ribs, eel and beetroot.

Gruff and potent Sangiovese, and charming and elegant and Merlot, blend in Luce. They are a perfect match for these glazed pork ribs. A match made of continuity and persistence, spices and harmonic flavours that follow a long imaginary line. During this trip, peanuts, honey and mushrooms enrich the canvas that gradually becomes more colourful in a circus of emotions.


Antica Bottega del Vino

Santo Stefano Belbo

Guido da Costigliole


Da Vittorio