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Cafe Lotti

18 via Sardegna, Rome, Italy
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“cakes” (13 reviews)
“gelato” (36 reviews)
“pastry” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
18 via Sardegna, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 HVTravelGal
Reviewed 16 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 6 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 12 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 17 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 15 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
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Loved this cafe/bar, a real local family cafe which takes care of you like you are one of the family! They encouraged my poor attempts at Italian and gave me a wonderful Riso dish with Prosecco to wash it down! As a solo female traveller...More

Thank Wingham2
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We came here one night for a couple of early evening drinks and loved it so much we came back again. The staff were wonderful and we were so well looked after - bowls of crisps and pastry fingers were served with our drinks -...More

Thank Sued3290
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 - 18:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 via Sardegna, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Neighbourhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Phone Number: 06-482-1902
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