Thursday, 23 January 2014

Super Luigi

The problem with being gluttons, and the problem with being lazy is that you don’t want to stop and eat at just any old place. It has to look fantastic, smell fantastic, there should be lots of people sitting outside (also looking fantastic) and of course the menu has to appeal. I lost track of the number of times we sat at a table, looked at the menu and got up again. Somedays I was the one suggesting we get up, the other days I refused to move.

We had walked past a little square filled with gravel and lined with hedges a few times and it looked like the kind of place I’d love to spend an afternoon at. Hunger and thirst got the better of us, and we ended up at Trattoria da Luigi on Piazza Sforza Cesarini, for one of the best meals we had in Rome.


Super appealing
nestled in the square
Of course we would like to sit outside, under white umbrellas and sip cool wine! (White for me, Red wine for F). Wine, shade and a place with free wifi meant that we didn’t really speak for the first fifteen minutes of our meal. Which is ok in the new world, there’s always whatsapp to annoy the person sitting across you.

Hello
We decided that the restaurant was wonderfully inviting, as was the staff and we could take our time over lunch. Tea really, because it was 5pm. We ordered a portion of Mixed Bruschette with Olive, carciofi (artichokes) and pomodoro (tomatoes) to start with. Because we come from India we expect teeny tiny portions of starters and compensate by ordering more than we should. Each Bruschette was easily the size of my hand, and slathered in delicious toppings.

mmm

F’s Spaghetti alla Carbonara was silky, spicy and tasted delicious wrapped around a fork. My Spaghetti alle Vongole Veraci (with real clams) was light, and didn’t overpower with the taste of seafood. The clams were fresh and the flavours went together perfectly.

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divine
We ended our meal with their home made tiramisù, and would have stayed there much longer than we did had we not felt the call of our beds. I highly recommend Trattoria da Luigi, and would have loved to go back to try more of the menu had we had the time. The only question I asked - where was Mario??