Located in an odd little shopping plaza behind Piazza Repubblica, Pasticceria Dagnino is a little gem in an otherwise nice but bland area off Via Nazionale.
The pasticceria is truly old school, with classical music playing softly under the din of customers browsing and ordering. Apparently on Sundays there is even a live piano player.
During meal hours, the busiest counter is the one dishing out hot pre-made food tavola calda style. The food can be enjoyed at round tables inside the internal shopping center.
Me, however? Even though it was lunchtime, I beelined to the opposite counter where Dagnino displays its amazing pastry selection. The pastries are all Sicilian and they are truly some of the best in Rome.
So when you need a serious cannoli fix, this should be your first stop. And cassata? They have that too.
Small cannoli are €1.50 and the large are €3
Cheers to that.
Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, 75,
00185 Rome, Italy (Piazza Repubblica)
Open: 7 am – 11 pm every day.
6 thoughts on “Cafe Pasticceria Dagnino: Sicilian Bakery in Rome”
Thanks for this article. Makes me miss Rome. Whenever we visit Rome, the first thing we do is take coffee and cannoli at Dagnino. And we will have lunch there at least twice during our stay.
What a lovely tradition.
Would you be so kind as to tell me how to get there? Is there a metro stop nearby or a landmark? thx
nevermind, I googled it
The closest is Repubblica on Metro Line A, but it is a quick walk from Termini station or the bus stops on Via Nazionale as well!
I know this was posted back in 2017 but now it’s a complete tourist trap with hidden fees. Cashier clearly charged me for something else we thought it was just a mistake but she tried to justify it (she was a bit worried). When I pointed to the sign with the price, the manager shouted ‘service charge!’. This wasn’t mentioned anywhere and when we asked for the hot chocolate and ice cream the person told us to sit upstairs not mentioning anything about a service charge or a giving us any other option . Reading reviews online I saw that this was often experienced by tourists. I’d just hate for others to fall for the trap.