Roman Pizza was housed in vintage filling station, and for years people around its Uptown neighborhood used it mainly as a quick stop for take-out or delivery. Now, a new café called Luca Eats has opened here, and its owners are aiming to entice people to linger just a bit longer with a menu of breakfast sandwiches and coffee drinks.
Luca Eats also marks the next chapter for one branch of a longtime local restaurant family, who for many years ran Frankie & Johnny's. Roman Pizza closed last year after about two decades in business. Darryl and Ellen Cortello bought the property to develop Luca Eats.