Someone once told me, “never trust a Neapolitan” but let me tell you, he was wrong—especially when it comes to pizza. The very best in NYC is found in the West Village at the freestanding Rossopomodoro, the brains behind Eataly’s pizza operation. Overseen by the ever-so-charming Simone Falco (whose previous gig included working on particle acceleration with CERN—yep, that CERN from Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons), he and his team of pizzaioli will not disappoint.
Come for the pizza, but don’t forgo the rest of the menu from chef Miguel Lopez, which offers a surprisingly high number of gluten-free and dairy-free options. The focus is simply prepared, Neapolitan-inspired dishes made with as many locally-sourced and organic ingredients as possible. A cool spot, in a cool part of town, run by some very cool guys. Go.
118 Greenwich Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Food photography courtesy of Evan Sung. Simone Falco photographed by Kim Reed.