The Passion of a family
Love and good cooking has lasted since 1908
Our family's passion for catering and good food has lasted since 1908 when Nonno Antonio opened I Tre Scalini in Piazza Navona and the Sora Cecilia Restaurant in Via Poli, which have made the history of Abruzzo-style restaurants in the historic center of Rome. In 1946 it was the turn of Papa Mimmo who, after a streak in the big hotels such as the Bernini Bristol and the Excelsior, opened Il 38 in Via Flavia. But it is with the La Soffitta Restaurant opened in 1960 in Via dei Villini that the second generation of our family leaves its mark in catering.
Abruzzo and Roman specialties
Mamma Second's specialties bewitched customers
Frequented by international clientele, movie celebrities and Italian politicians. The place was always full despite not even having a sign and the decor was informal, rustic and at times picturesque and reminded of an attic. The formula for success revolved all around father Mimmo Di Michele, a charismatic character with a strong character and his inseparable wife Second, the soul of the kitchen of La Soffitta.
The third generation
We bring Neapolitan pizza to Rome for the first time
In 1990 it was the turn of the third and current generation, that of Massimo and Stefano, who opened Il Forno della Soffitta on the ground floor, bringing Neapolitan pizza to Rome for the first time. Our idea was immediately a great success until we won the first prize of the European Championship of Pizza Makers in 1995. We continued to open restaurants first with La Soffitta in via Luciani and then with Pizza in Blu in the Barberini Terrace.
Today and the future
The turning point, the present and the future
In 2005, the historic Soffitta in Via dei Villini closed due to the end of the lease, thus closing an era of success that lasted 40 years. Despite this, they did not lose heart and opened the Renovatio Attic in Piazza del Risorgimento in 2006. A new rebirth that proposes the same winning formula of the Attic, the spirit of the origins and the teachings of our tradition, but with the right renovations dictated by the current cuisine.
Nonno Antonio opens I Tre Scalini in Piazza Navona and the Sora Cecilia Restaurant in Via Poli.
It is the turn of Papa Mimmo who, after a mess in the big hotels, opens Il 38 in Via Flavia.
The turning point
With La Soffitta in 1960 in Via dei Villini, the second generation leaves its mark.
The third turning point
Il Forno della Soffitta opens bringing Neapolitan pizza to Rome for the first time.
The historic Attic in Via dei Villini closes, an era of success that lasted 40 years.
A new start
Despite this, they did not lose heart and opened La Soffitta Renovatio in Piazza Risorgimento in 2006