Pizzeria Formula 1 in Rome has everything going for it. The quality is excellent, prices are low and it is a beautiful example of Roman organized chaos. Located near La Sapienza University in the historic San Lorenzo district, it is a favorite among both students and locals.
Address: Via degli Equi, 13 – Rome. Phone: +39 06 4453866. Opening times: From 18.30 till 00.30. Closed: Sundays. Payment is in cash only.
Pizzeria Formula 1 Rome
Formula 1 specializes in thin-crust Roman pizzas. Starters consist mostly of fried foods (zucchini flowers, stuffed olives (olive ascolane) and salt cod fillet), but you could do worse than asking for some bruschette miste.
The menu is on the place-mat in front of you when you sit down, though there is also a better looking version in English (though you might be hard put to figure out what on earth a “silly goose” pizza is).
The atmosphere is extremely informal, the service fast and the waiters are without exception friendly and the prices among the lowest in Rome. Most of these waiters look as if they have been working at the place for decades (and most of them actually have).
Arrive before 8PM and the place looks deserted, arrive at 8.30PM and you will not see an empty seat. Enter anyway and ask: There is another area at the back and if that is full as well, ask to be put on the list and wait outside. It’s worth it!
In summer (June to September) there are tables outside. It is best to arrive early, since these fill up quickly.
- Posters of Formula 1 cars and drivers past and present attest to the owner’s love for auto racing. The atmosphere is casual and friendly and draws students from the nearby university as well as pizza lovers from all over the city. Its location in the trendy San Lorenzo neighborhood makes it a convenient stop for dinner before checking out some of the area’s bars.(Fodor’s)
- Our own experience: We love the Formula Uno! In no time you get to know the waiters. The place is extremely child-friendly. The bruschetta starters are great and the pizzas themselves even better. Not on the menu, but a personal favorite is the rather spicy “gorgonzola and nduja” pizza.