When in Rome… Search for Cucina De Leoncina!

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On Twitter two of my girl tweeps were talking about Restaurants in Rome when i recommended this tiny little place…

I don’t know where i read about it because it is NOT a tourist spot at all, but i remember very well going to the Street it was supposed to be in, searching and searching and going around in circles until i found two elderly italians going inside this unremarkable door with no sign above! Only then did we realize that this tiny place was the famous hidden gem, the Cucina De Lenoncina!!!

We went inside and waited to be seated, on heading inside another big Italian man came up behind us, pushed my husband roughly to the side and barged in infront of us and took the last remaining table!!! The place was filled with Italians an no tourists and the only spot they found us was a little table behind the huge oven! The setting sucked and the porcelan tiles on the walls reminded me of those kebab restaurants in Sharq wel Murqab with stainless steel cutlery! There was a little balcony on our right where people were sitting outside and people jumped over the hedges to be seated… pandemoneum!

But the pizza… the pizza… THE PIZZA! You will never ever EVER find a better pizza in all of Italy… or the world… we didn’t even have time to take pictures…

How good? Let me just say that i am willing to board a plane to Rome to have it for lunch and come back. Of all things Italian, this is the BEST in all Italy… that includes fashion and gelato and pastas  and old historical places…

Good luck finding the place if you are in Rome 😉

here is an article about it i found online… http://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g187791-d783830-r27064495-Il_Leoncino-Rome_Lazio.html

12 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by e7mood on November 6, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    am going to rome in 2 days with my wife and you have to help us find this place….. just give us any landmark close by ;p


    • Posted by danderma on November 7, 2010 at 8:49 AM

      The street where it’s located is right behind Via Del Corso. In the middle of Via del corso there is Hotel Plaza. The street where the restaurant is will be behind via del corso on the opposite side of plaza hotel -not behind it-… I want to see pictures of the pizza plz ma 3ndi tra 😉


  2. Posted by Hart's All Over the World on November 6, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Wish I would have found this place while I was in Rome in June. Nothing like discovering a place you didn’t read about in tourist guides.
    For my Roman pizza experience, I went to the insanely popular tourists restaurant, Baffeto’s. Although the wait was over an hour the first night I went, the pizza was incredible. Definitely the best I had.

    Here is what I wrote about it, along with photos:

    Definitely bookmarking your blog for when I return to Rome though. Great post!


    • Posted by danderma on November 7, 2010 at 8:51 AM

      Thank you! I will check out your blogpost! I am missing Rome already with every one around me going to visit!!!


  3. weeeeen 9owar il akeeel ?? weeeen?


  4. Posted by giggles on November 7, 2010 at 12:13 AM

    this post is two months late hehe i was there in september, will search for it the next time i go to rome inshala 🙂


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