Speedy Romeo

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Speedy Romeo is a restaurant in the Lower East Side of Manhattan offering wood fired pizza and cuisine inspired as much by St. Louis, Missouri as Italy. Many of the pizzas feature provel cheese, a STL staple that is a combination of cheddar, Swiss and provolone. Steaks, wings, burgers and fish are cooked on the wood fired grill, imparting a smokey, delicious and unique flavor. We have a full bar including beautiful natural wines, local beers and great cocktails.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience - none of us had been here before, and for a group of three we order the mozzarella app, a salad, and a pizza. The salads are massive and fresh, and both the app and the pizza were great. That would have been enough food as it is, but since service was on the slightly slower side (only one waitress working on a Sunday night), the kitchen sent us an (unsolicited) extra pizza free of charge, which was very much appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Took a very long time for the food to come out

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NicolasS
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We are maybe one of the few not having a good experience but still had to share it
We were brought to a table under a light which did not work so we used our torch
We order the food 1 starter never came and 1 pizza was brought on its own same time as the starter
$28 for a pizza wow even in Westend no one apples that price
And this was the first time no smile no feeling of a warm welcome in 5 days we been in the US

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Borgen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The burger was good, but it wasn't fantastic and it took almost an hour. They should call the restaurant Romeo, not Speedy Romeo 😊

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THDS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was delicious and inventive. I was, however, prompted to write this review because the service was atrocious. They brought the dishes out one at a time - with the apps, we assumed they just thought we were sharing. But when my son got his pizza and then 15-20 minutes passed and the rest of us hadn't gotten our main dishes, we knew it was a problem. The second entree came out 15 minutes later, the third maybe another 10 minutes.... and so on. I am hoping it was because it was a holiday and the regular staff wasn't on - but we never received any explanation. Again, the food was terrific and we would like to try it again to see if the service was just an anomaly. Pizzas were great. Grilled octopus, delicious. Kale salad very tasty and plentiful. Skip the Popcorn Cacio e Pepe.

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vipEater
New York Area
264 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious mushroom pizza and Caesar salad were served with a smile. The prices are high, but the food is really good. The wings were excellent--meaty and juicy with just enough heat.

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noamiriam
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was the first time I've been to Speedy Romeo for brunch, and I ended up disappointed that the dish I was most interested in — the gravlax pizza — wasn't available. The dishes I did order (potatoes, skillet eggs) were served overcooked and burned, which was surprising given the positive experiences I've had there in the past. I'd be willing to give them a second chance for brunch just on the basis of my really positive dinner experiences, but was ultimately disappointed in the food. Thankfully, the staff was very accommodating and comped much of the meal.

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AlisonJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love Speedy Romeo. Their pizzas are creative and delicious. The crust is soft and chewy but also has a good crunch like any good pizza should have. And their burger! it's up there with one of our favorites in the NYC. Every time we come, we can't decide what to order but always fall back on our favorites, then saying we need to come back again soon to try more. Not a bad thing! :)

Service was also really great & attentive.

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CassandraC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ingredients on the pizza were plentiful and of high quality. However, the bottom of the pizza was completely burned. A few burned patches are fine and expected, but I mean the entire bottom was completely black, with a few non burned spots scattered here and there. Taste was mostly fine, but eating burned bread is unhealthy so I couldn’t enjoy the pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Food was great but it took us two hours to get food and the restaurant was empty. They brought out the wrong dish twice.

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Brooke
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Speedy Romeo had a cute ambiance and the pizza was so cool and interesting. Me and my boyfriend for the St. Louie and Paul's Boutique. They were both delicious!

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LauraP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Saw the review on tv... expected a better tasting pizza. Not horrible but didn’t knock my socks off either. Meatballs were delicious

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Lalapor
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had read about the pizza and wanted to take my daughter and her boyfriend to a good pizza place near the Ludlow Hotel where we were staying. It definitely did not disappoint. The pizza was delicious. We also ordered the Caesar salad which had a mountain if parmesan cheese on it, literally. It was nice and cold an crips and not a real heavy dressing which I could tell was made it house because it had a tangy mustard flavor to it. We also tried the wings which we do everywhere we go, and they were just ok, and actually a little cold. We did not send them back because we had already sent our beers back because they were warm, and our waitress was wonderful. Also, she replaced them with very cold ones right away. I ordered a side of grilled fennel and it was perfectly cooked and very flavorful. All in all it was a very good experience and we are looking forward to going back.

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AndrewS199
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

goo za, enjoy the meal.

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citycat
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very disappointing visit here. Ordered the Cacio e pepe popcorn...what came was a small skillet filled with cold popcorn and cold shredded cheese for $6... great idea poor execution. We then ordered 2 pizzas

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Love this neighborhood spot on Lower East Side.

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Hley
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav spots in NYC!
ALWAYS the best, best service, best food- overall amazing!

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SeriouslySam
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Speedy Romeo was so great! The food was amazing - my steak was prepared exactly right and the pizza was outstanding!

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BrianA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome dry aged steak, great atmosphere and great service

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vipMichaelO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Clam pizza was watery and briny, with clams served in the shell for some reason. Chicken parm had no taste. The spicy meat pizza was very good but overall wouldn’t recommend

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FredricF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as ever. Our LES go to!

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Anonymous
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The service and ambiance were great. Food was tasty but the pizza crust was a little too soggy near the center. The peppers and spicy honey were amazing.

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CoreyH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was delicious. We ordered the roasted olives, a salad, and 2 pizzas. Very happy and looking forward to coming back.

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CourtneyR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Speedy Romeo- my go to for all birthdays. love love love!

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vipSerenaG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was great but terrible service! Waited 30 minutes for a table despite having a reservation. After we were seated it took another 30 minutes to flag down a waiter and get our order.

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viptunatartare1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We had made a reservation for 6 people at 9pm and arrived a few minutes early to grab a drink at the bar. We ended up waiting for nearly an hour for our table. While the hostess tried to accommodate us by providing us with a comped round of drinks or bottle of wine, our mood had soured on the overall experience when several of the dishes we'd ordered were forgotten. I like the food, but the service was not up to par. Why be on OpenTable if you're not going to honor reservations?

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SuzanneF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not impressed with the food, service, or quality. We won't be returning. Definitely was not worth making a reservation for and then getting put at a small table when the entire restaurant was empty. If you are looking for quality Italian pizza and food, then there are many other better places in NYC more worthwhile.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good. Service was not so great. Servers not attentive at all. They gave us a drink menu and never came back for the order. Stuff like that.

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vipBenB
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered the paulys special or whatever it’s called. I loved this pizza the 5 times here prior. This time the crust was burnt which totally ruined the pie and the everything bagel crust flavor was charred.

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StephenE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pizza

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viplovegoodfood
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We needed a quick place for brunch on a Saturday, and that isn’t easy to find in NYC. We decided on Speedy Romeo because we had been to the Brooklyn location before and enjoyed the pizzas. Our egg dishes were all very good, as was the burger. The thick slabs of toast were a big highlight. Only downside was the order of bacon which -although plentiful, was just way too fatty to eat.

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vipDebs
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Party of 9 got the round table with the lazy Susan. Pizzas are small but great sauce and crust. Not cheap.

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TomD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome pizza and the wood-fired Branzino is memorable! Adding some vegetable sides to the menu would round out the entree experience. Great atmosphere with super friendly service. We loved it and will return!!

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Perryv
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food as always! I love the Kale Apple Salad and the White Album pizza.

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vipKenW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza. Awesome appetizers and even great steak. An all around fund and delicious experience. Highly recommend.

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viplisak7001
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, this place is very good. The portion sizes were a bit smaller than expected but the food was all tasty. I highly recommend the s’mores dessert. That was delicious!! The cake should fill the entire bottom of this dish though, Speedy. You need to improve that. We had way more marshmallow topping than chocolate cake.

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vipTomB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza in a neat neighborhood. Menu was a little more than I expected. While the pizza was the star, the wings may have been some of the best I have ever had.

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RobynR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Grilled octopus was cooked perfectly and couldn't get enough of the accompanying romesco sauce. Pizza was great - very good sauce and not overloaded with cheese, although crust a bit on salty side. Lacks a 5 star rating as considered pricey for pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my proposal perfect, she said Yes! Thanks Speedy Romeo!

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Speedy Romeo does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Speedy Romeo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 529-6300.

Speedy Romeo is rated 4.9 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.

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