Luzzi Trattoria Pizzeria: "Luzzi - Much local color." Top 5 Page for this destination Rome Restaurant Tip by breughel
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Local color at Luzzi is sometimes excessive in terms of decibels, especially since the waiters are busy shouting among them, but we must recognize that prices are inversely proportional to the noise and the quality is pretty good with occasional misfires like the soft lasagna served to my wife. But the pizzas (7-8 €, no copperto or other supplements) were superb and the wine of the house at 4 € per liter was perfectly drinkable. Of course it's not wine with an alcohol content of 13 - 14°. Drinking for lunch a light Frascati white wine is something we do appreciate. For dinner a bottle of a reasonable Montepulciano did cost only 8,50 €.
It's a fact that Luzzi in order to serve reasonable food at low prices is aiming at a good turnover so that the tables are packed and waiters don't want customers after eating just a pizza to occupy a table during one more hour just to sip an espresso. When we wanted at noon time a coffee they send us to the bar on the other side of the street pretending their coffee machine was defect. In that bar we had an excellent espresso at 0,90 €!
As this restaurant, located at 300 meters from the Coliseum, was close to our hotel we went there 3 times. Luzzi opens at 12.00 h. Pizzas are made in an oven burning wood what is best and are served starting around 12.15 h. They close at midnight and customers are Italians as well as tourists.
The staff is doing well in French and English and I have fond memories of joking with a waitress, a bella ragazza, who liked sarcastic humor. Speaking a bit of Italian favored of course that good ambiance.
Now if you like the more chic and tourist type restaurant you have at a few meters the restaurant "Ai Tre Scalini" same name as the one on Piazza Navona or "Le Naumache". But as for me I like "m'encanailler" (to slum ?) during vacation and forget my "bourgeois" customs.
Address: Via di San Giovani in Laterano 88, 00184 Roma
Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: At 300 m from Colosseo, direction San Giovani in Laterano .
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