Bushwick’s legendary pizzeria Roberta’s, which is famous for its delicious wood-fired pizzas, is expanding once again, this time to a 5,200-square-foot spot in Midtown near Penn Station, as reported by the NY Post.
Set to occupy 1 Penn East, a one-story building that’s adjacent to the office tower, the new location will be the brand’s “most ambitious foray outside Brooklyn.” It will feature a roof deck and outdoor patio seating, and a second floor will even be added on top.
The Midtown spot is just one of several Roberta’s locations. The company has full-service restaurants at Domino Park in Williamsburg, and a Montauk location which opened this past summer. There are also three quick-service outposts of Roberta’s in various food halls, as well as locations in Los Angeles, Houston, Nashville, and Singapore.
Roberta’s co-owner Brandon Hoy said to NY Post, “We tend to gravitate toward interesting neighborhoods with a rich history and abundance of creativity, similarly to the opening of our original Roberta’s in Bushwick.”
And though the Midtown location is definitely a big change of scenery compared to Bushwick’s industrial scene, Lee & Associates NYC’s Jeffrey Lopez, who represented the restaurant, referred to it as “the ideal location in the center of midtown and the Penn district, a stone’s throw from Madison Square Garden.”
The new location is slated to open in fall 2023.