Steps from the extravagance of the Via Condotti is Il Leoncino, one of our favourite pizzerias in Rome.
Bill and I went there yesterday and the chefs posed for me
with their wood-fired oven.
Good things come out of this oven.
Like these pizzas -- my Margherita (the classic -- cheese and tomato sauce) and Bill's Napoletana (simply add anchovies to the Margherita to significantly shift the flavour).
The slightly scorched edges are a sign that you are about to eat something delicious.
We like to order a mixed salad and a plate of white beans (fagioli al fiasco). Then we mix them together to share. So good!
Try to get a table on their tiny patio.
It is sheltered from the street in the nicest way.
We've learned that La Signora's name is Laura. She seems so happy these days. What is her secret?