Pizza Roma – New York, NY

by PizzaSnobo on March 7, 2011

259 Bleecker Street
New York, NY  10014

It’s a tricky move to open a pizzeria in the West Village that is so close to Kestė, John’s, Joe’s and Bleecker Street. Spunto did it recently to great success through its ultra-thin pies. Now Roma is taking the plunge by staying away from the puffy Neapolitan style and going for a more Roman approach instead. Someone born in Naples might turn up their nose and say, “the pizza from Rome isn’t real pizza.” While PizzaSnobo does not think this way, we wanted to like Roma much more than we did.

The pizza is sold by slices ($3.50) as well as square pies ($13.50). A bufala version is also available. If you like gooey, cheesy pizza you are in luck. It was a little oily, the but cheese was the best part of the regular pie. Don’t think square equals Sicilian. The crust on a Roma pie is light and a little too bland. The sauce suffered the same problem. There was plenty of it, but we found it watery and short on flavor.

Overall, we’re pretty sure that Roman pizza can be better.

PizzaSnobo Pizza Restaurant Review Grading 3.5 slices

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PizzaLover July 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm

the Health Dept is A btw…


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