With a love of nearly all things Roman, and a training rich in Southern and French food culture, the owners of ZaZa Trattoria (now Trattoria Centrale) opened their doors in the summer of 2009. Almost overnight, ZaZa gained popularity for its pizza al taglio, a light, flavorful, rectangular-shaped pizza originated and sold by the slice throughout Rome.

Those not in the mood for pizza (who’s not in the mood for pizza?) will find seasonally inspired salads, specials, soups, as well as traditional Roman pastas like penne all’arrabbiata and cacio e pepe to satisfy their hunger.  A daily breakfast menu highlighted with locally sourced eggs, bread, grits, coffee and milk gives diners a taste of what has become Trattoria Centrale’s most popular event:  Sunday brunch.

A pizza place that does Sunday brunch?  Yup.  The almost famous brunch menu seamlessly weaves Italian ingredients and Southern know-how with their mascarpone stuffed french toast, breakfast pizza topped with local farm eggs, seasonal frittatas, biscuits ‘n gravy, and more.  For over 8 years, large crowds gather each weekend for the one-of-a-kind experience that has become the Trattoria Centrale brunch.