Tucked in the city’s Shelby Park neighborhood is this Roman-style pizzeria. “I lived in Italy for 10 years, and when I started as a cook what I could afford to eat was Roman style pizza,” says owner Emil David. “The culture of true Roman pizza is so delicate and profound in Italy. The pizza itself is light and airy, and the toppings are simple but flavorful. Our pizza is light and airy, so when you eat it, it doesn’t sit in your belly and is not heavy. We focus on quality, technique and flavors to bring Roman culture to Louisville.” The pizzeria has a chef driven approach to its menu. Three large curing cabinets highlight the dining kitchen to include house-made charcuterie. Starters feature the house-made Ricotta with sun-dried tomato, pine nuts, raisin, pickled celery and oregano. Another starter is Mixed Olives with herbs and citrus.
The pizza menu is concise with seven offerings. “Two of our most popular pizzas are the nduja pizza and the clam pizza,” David says. “Nduja is a spicy spreadable salumi that originated in Calabria (southern Italy). We use butternut squash as the base, smoked mozzarella and nduja. The clam pizza has a clam sauce base.”
Tradesman Coffee Shop & Pizza Bar | Charlestown, Massachusetts
Part coffee house, part restaurant, part lounge, this new shop is nestled in the Hood Park neighborhood. The menu ranges from morning donuts to artisan pizza, appetizers and burgers. Known for its mini donuts, Tradesman gets creative with flavors: Fruity Pebbles, Birthday Cake, S’mores and Nerds. It serves all-day breakfast items like Avocado Toast and Sausage & Egg Sandwich. Eight specialty pizzas include one with herbed wild mushroom, shallots, fontina cheese, baby arugula and truffle aioli. Another pizza is topped with Mexican spicy chorizo, pepper jack, corn, pico de gallo and cumin-lime crema. Sharable starters feature Poke Nachos with sweet soy and ginger tuna, avocado, sesame seeds, spicy aioli, wasabi, togarashi spices and crispy wontons.
Simplygood Pizza | Miami, Florida
SimplyGood is a unique pizza concept located in Miami Beach’s Lincoln Eatery that provides hospitality, fosters advocacy and builds community. The pizza company has a pay-it-forward donation opportunity. Its pizza menu features the staples and some creative and surprising offerings. Guava and Cheese features arugula, blistered tomatoes, cherry mozzarella and balsamic reduction. The Breakfast is topped with mozzarella, gruyere, sunny side up egg, smoked bacon, and green onions. SimplyGood offers a vegan cheese or gluten-free option, as well.