Molten mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and yeast are the aromas that punctuate summer in Rome.
On a recent day, 7-year-old Filippo Virgo has a hankering for pizza — a classic of the Eternal City.
The problem is that Filippo has celiac disease. This means he gets sick from eating gluten — a protein found in wheat and other grains. Pizza is usually out of bounds. And, for a second-grader, that's a travesty.
Filippo's family heads inside Il Tulipano Nero, a classic Italian restaurant — right down to the checkered tablecloth.