If Little Italy isn’t enough for you, one of Rome’s most famous restaurants is opening their first outpost in NYC this spring!
Roscioli will take over MacDougal Street’s Niche Niche, set to close this January, in partnership with Ariel Arce, owner of Tokyo Record Bar and Champagne Parlor, reports Eater.
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 in 2004 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.
According to Eater, the NYC outpost will feature an alimentari (mini supermarket), in addition to a restaurant, deli and wine bar. Our stomachs are rumbling just at the thought!
“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.
Until then, New Yorker’s still have a chance to reserve their spot at one of Niche Niche’s fabulous dinner parties through the end of the month. See their calendar here.