If Gina Lollobrigida were a restaurant, she would be this one.
- Author: NouPou.gr
Outside, bountiful pink flowers embellish aquamarine awnings and cascade down the restaurant’s quaint terrace. As your waiter shows you to your table, it’s difficult not to marvel at the roses depicted in the stained-glass ceilings, the twinkling lights emanating from the hanging crystal chandelier, and the dark blues and deep reds of the restaurant’s velvet chairs and booths.
Once you’ve taken your seat, smells of roasting pizza dough and fresh basil from nearby tables hit your nostrils. You reach for the menu as quickly as possible, and soon, your table is filled with Italy’s tastes and smells.
The iconic Italian actress, Gina Lollobrigida, seduces her viewers as the luxury restaurant Lollobrigida seduces its diners. If you come for brunch, feast on pancakes served with scrambled eggs and caramelized onions, or share a mouth-watering array of fried eggs, cheeses, meats, and pastries with friends by ordering the Colosseo Breakfast. Later in the day, taste the richness of the shrimp risotto with truffle, or indulge in any of the restaurant’s decadent pizzas, baked to order in wood-fired ovens. Dining on Italian-inspired meals within the luxe interior of Lollobrigida, you will feel as if you have become a member of the exclusive Hollywood elite, even if only for a few hours.
*The original article was published in the summer issue of the Athens Voice collaboration with NouPou, released on June 23, 2022.