If Little Italy isn’t enough for you, one of Rome’s most famous restaurants has opened their first outpost in NYC!
Roscioli has taken over MacDougal Street’s former Niche Niche, in partnership with Ariel Arce, owner of Tokyo Record Bar and Champagne Parlor.
The famed establishment has been making pizzas since the 70s in Italy, specializing in pizza bianca, breads and most notably, pizza rossa—and yes, that means just sauce, no cheese!
What started as a small family business, has gathered esteemed recognition in Rome after being passed down for generations. Antico Forno Roscioli eventually expanded with a second location specifically for cured meats and cheeses known as Roscioli Salumeria con Cucina. This was then followed by a wine-focused location called Rimessa Roscioli that opened in 2017. There’s even Roscioli Caffè, offering Roman-style coffee and pastries.
The NYC outpost will feature an alimentari (mini supermarket) set to open upstairs by August—our stomachs are rumbling just at the thought! However, the pre fix wine pairing and dinner tasting experience is already accepting reservations. Plus, you can book their cellar for private events.
The current tasting menu consists of four courses (spanning quality Italian ingredients of breads, pasta, etc.) and four wine pairings for $105/per person. The experience is available in their Dining Room, at the Communal Table, or for Bar Seating.
Reservations are available from Monday – Saturday at 6:00pm or 8:30pm.
“Going to New York is an important step for us. We are going to create a new place able to speak our language abroad,” shared Alessandro Roscioli in Italian with Roma Today.