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Cafe Lotti

#1,771 of 9,046 Restaurants in Rome
#2,100 of 9,848 Places to Eat in Rome
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Neighborhood:
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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18 via Sardegna, Rome, Italy
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 57
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little Oasis in the Roman heat

We stayed at Hotel Golden on via Marche and this cafe is just round the corner. We dropped into Cafe Lotte every day after our exhausting sightseeing trips. There are only a few small tables outside on the pavement, but inside there is plenty of seating inside where the coffee is good, the pastries... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a day of wandering Rome and on our way back to our hotel, tired and exhausted, we decided to sit at the bar and have a refreshing drink. We ordered an Aparol Spritz and a small Peroni beer. The Spritz was out of a pre made bottle and the beer was warm! The snacks were two bowls of... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stayed at Hotel Golden on via Marche and this cafe is just round the corner. We dropped into Cafe Lotte every day after our exhausting sightseeing trips. There are only a few small tables outside on the pavement, but inside there is plenty of seating inside where the coffee is good, the pastries are delicious and local baked and... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were glad to have stopped in here on our way to Borghese, but nothing to go out of your way for. Gelato was delicious on the way to the park. We came back on our way out of the neighborhood and it was closed early, so check the times if you're making a plan of it.

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Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stopped for an ice cream and returned for dinner and a snack the following day and more delicious ice cream. We found the staff very friendly, Lotti is a real character, she didn't show us a menu (perhaps there isn't one) just told us what she thought we should eat and it was delicious. This is not fine dining... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stopped in for a glass of wine and a snack, and were greeted like long lost friends. The older couple who run this cafe do not speak a lot of English but they are so warm and welcoming that it feels like being in their own home. We talked to some other people who said they had very good... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Disappointing experience. We ordered an omelette and thought the toast was included, but it cost an additional 4 euros along with coffee this was quite an expensive omelette for 2 at 32 euros. Just be sure you are getting what yo order and pay only for what you want.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Stayed at Marriott around the corner and visited here twice. Gelato was fantastic. Best we had in Rome or on Amalfi coast. Fresh and homemade, for sure. Also have fresh homemade whipped cream on top. We loved the coconut gelato best and went back for more. Don't miss if you are in the area. Owner tried to get us to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We desire above all things authentic food and experiences, and this lovely little cafe is worth every cent. The family greet you as a long lost friend would , and make you feel like a local. The food is fast and delicious, the coffee strong and starts the heart wonderfully. We loved it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We expected to have a nice breakfast there. Well, it was ok. The "bread" was just a thin slice of white toast, the croissants definitely not the best we had in town. Coffee was ok, but nothing more. Don't think we will go back...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were sent here by our hotel while waiting for our room to be ready. We had a light lunch of pannini and gelati. The service was friendly and charming and the food was very good.

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Additional Information about Cafe Lotti

Address: 18 via Sardegna, Rome, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 via Sardegna, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Neighborhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ludovisi / Via Veneto

Neighborhood Profile
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and Via Veneto neighborhood 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 neighborhood is now home to five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to Villa Borghese, a beautiful park for sporting and cultural adventures. If you're looking for tranquility by night, this may be the place: Ludovisi and Veneto tend to shut down after 8pm.
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