Neighbourhood Tavernella near the Vatican

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by tvordj on December 2, 2012

We were en route to do some shopping on Cola di Rienzo and were looking for somewhere for lunch. We saw this little taverna on the street and they had a set price lunch feature that looked ok so we went in. When you enter, you are in a narrow room with close set tables and there's another small room around the back. The cafe is unpretentious and rather plain but quite often those are the best kind. We sat at a table by the wall and though it was nearly empty when we arrived, it was completely full when we left, most of the clientele were locals, not tourists.

The set price menu for lunch was only 10 euro and included a starter of bruschetta, an entre of Pizza and dessert with bottled water included. The bruscetta was nice and the pizza was wonderful. It was huge, with thin crust and fresh everything on it. I couldn't finish it. We had a choice of desserts. All very good value for the money. The pizza could easily have fed two people.

Just off Cola di Rienzo, a major shopping street not too far from Vatican City. Lepanto Metro is the closest.
Tavernella di Luisa
Via Ezio, 5,
Rome, Italy, 192
06 3220007

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