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Cafe Lotti

18 via Sardegna, Rome, Italy
+39 06 482 1902
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (12 reviews)
“gelato” (36 reviews)
“pastry” (5 reviews)
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10:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
18 via Sardegna, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This little place is located just around the corner from the Marriott hotel grand flora where we were staying. Stopped in at least 4 times for wine, beer & snacks to take to our room after long days of sight seeing when too tired to...More

Thank gailhunyar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A 100 year old family run business. The two ladies at the desk Rexousi s who run the place. Paula took me to the left side of the place past the coffee bar to show me the lunch specials. The boneless crisp chicken was the...More

Thank GreatLife
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We stumbled past this place with two very hot, whiney kids. Lotti greeted us like these were her own, suffering grandchildren who just needed water and gelato and all would be well in the world. There were tons of home made cookies and cakes and...More

Thank HVTravelGirl
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Delicious gelato and friendly staff! This cafe/bar stands out in all of the places we visited in Rome.

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Terrific little eatery near our hotel. Owned by two older sisters who are very gracious and charming. Wide variety of food, from sandwiches to full meals. Great gelato and pastries. Wonderful interaction with the staff.

Thank Mongo8
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Having recently revisited the Café Lotti with my girlfriend, 8 years after having been there with my parents, the place has fortunately not changed one bit. A quintessential Italian café, with regulars and locals coming and going, every customer treated with superb warmth by the...More

Thank DAZZA71London
Reviewed 15 June 2017

After a long walk, we dropped in here for a coffee and sandwich. The elderly staff were absolutely charming and helpful. In fact, we felt quite guilty having them wait on us! When we got back to our hotel, we realised they'd totalled the itemised...More

Thank annie_aglab
Reviewed 13 June 2017

On two seperate trips to Rome we have stayed on the Via Veneto and have gone here every morning for coffee and pastries. We love this place. The owners are very friendly and the pastries are wonderful. You feel like you're having an authentic Roman...More

Thank RogerS40
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We had a quick lunch here when exploring Rome. We understood that the cafe has been in the same family since 1917, and the old couple serving us may well have been the owners. They were attentive, straight forward in a kind and friendly manner,...More

Thank Martin-nitraM
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We stumbled onto Cafe Lotti after a visit to the Borghese Gallery. It is an old fashioned family-run restaurant and we met the owner (please pay Mamma the gelato server said) whose grandfather started the cafe that she now runs. Their home-made dark chocolate and...More

Thank Canadianstraveling
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and
Via Veneto neighbourhood earned its reputation as a
posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and
models while bored housewives hung out in streetside
cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the
cocktails, but the neighbourhood is now home to
five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law
firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 via Sardegna, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Neighbourhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 482 1902
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