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Italian, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian, International
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

I had eaten little meat for the past 30 years and none in the past 6.5 years until - after a terrible vegan nine course New Year's dinner - I was convinced to give the porchetta sandwich a go. It was so good we returned.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 7, 2020

Right off Via del Corso Is an absolutely wonderful sandwich shop offering typical cold cuts and condiments. Get there early for a porcetta with pesto panini!! Absolutely delicious! Get there early because they sell out! Went back for another luncheon was not disappointed!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed November 27, 2019 via mobile

If you are on the move and want a quick bite this place is definitely a must. Authentic Italian hams and cheeses inside delicious bread. Staff very cheerful and friendly.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019

Best Porchetta plus the really awesome dudes that run the place. Simply exceeded our expectations. We were just passing by and did not know the area for we were just visiting Rome for a few days but it certainly became part of our unforgettable memories!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

This gem is a must. If you find yourself in the area or exploring the Borghese gardens this place is the perfect pit stop! We got a panini with roast pork, mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes; all fresh and packed with flavour! The guys working...there were so nice it was a pleasure to order and chat about where we are from etc. They even gave us discount! The best sandwich I have ever eaten, this place will be missed until we return to Rome. Stop reading this review and go!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

If you are looking for the best panino with porchetta or other Italian specialities, this is the place to be!! La vita è un mozzico is by far one of the best and our first lunch stop in Rome. The owner is passionate about food...and his shop.📍🇮🇹More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 17, 2019

Had them make us a panino of truffled mortadella, prosciutto cotto, (100g each) and pecora cheese on ciabatta for our long flight home. Halfway through the flight, we split the sandwich and aromas of truffle wafted throughout the cabin, causing great envy (and with the...in-flight food service) among our fellow passengers. This is a down-home Roman deli with no place to sit down, but if you need really good and fresh picnic fixings for the Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo, or your train/flight, this is it.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

We had the most amazing sandwiches from here after happening upon it by chance. The porchetta was the best I’ve ever tasted and the prices were so reasonable. What a gem of a find.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

These are by far the best sandwiches I've ever had. It's already my 4th visit to Rome and I never miss an oportunity to eat there and also take something back home for myself and my family. You should absolutely try the porcheta and mortadela.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

A perfect place to have a sandwich to go. The place is small and cozy with tons of different fresh meat and vegetables to choose from. The owner was very kind and skillful as he helped us customize our very own Italian paninis. Highly priceworthy!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Not sure since we paid cash. I would doubt it since the place is really small but who knows? Go (definitely go) but keep some cash on hand in case of surprises! (GO!)
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