We've already written about Pizza Roma, the first American outpost of a Barcelona-based chain, on Bleecker Street. As of a few weeks ago, their square slices are now sold at the pizza station of New York's Whole Foods on the Bowery.
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There is no such thing as Italian pizza. We're seeing a LOT of Neapolitan representation these days, but if New York is any indication, I'd say it's time to brush up on your Julius Caesar and prepare for a visit from the Roman pizza army.
The area around Bleecker Street, between Sixth and Seventh, is already so crowded with pizzerias (some excellent) that it doesn't seem like a new one would add much to the neighborhood. But Pizza Roma, the first American outpost of a Barcelona-based chain, serves something quite different: thin-crusted Roman square slices.
Pizza Roma, as the name implies, serves Roman-style pizza — long, rectangular pies, cooked in pans, whose crusts are thicker, crisper, chewier than their round, wood-fired Neapolitan counterparts.