Speedy Romeo

4.7
172 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria
Wood fired grill and wood oven pizza, Brooklyn and the LES
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pizzeria, Steakhouse, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 529-6300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Justin Bazdarich
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Catering
Please contact our Event Coordinator for all Catering questions, we take pride in putting together a menu that fits your tastes and budget!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rivington
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Public transit
J, Z, F, M - Delancey / Essex st
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Special events & promotions
Speedy Romeo would love to be there! Contact our Event Coordinator with all of your details and they'll work on a menu as well as pricing options that work best within your budget!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 172 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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XB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great to celebrate a birthday

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a
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Speedy Romeo is one of the most overrated restaurants that I’ve been to in a long time. The food was flat out bad. The octopus was like eating a piece of rubber. The pizza crust was burnt and bitter...so much for wood-fired. Our waitress was really nice but a bit slow. This place is pure gimmick...they sell merchandise. Don’t go to this place. It’s really no better than Pizza Hut. At least Pizza Hut is cheap. Zagat gave it a 4.5 for food. What a scam!!

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Paul Boutique pizza fantastic. And the chocolate marshmallow cake which is not a cake which is amazing. And the futon list Caesar salad also fantastic

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The customer service here is next level and the food is absolutely incredible. The wings? Wow.

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BG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

This place had been recommended to me so many times so perhaps I had too high expectations. The food was good but nothing spectacular given how many similar pizza restaurants there are in NYC. The service was horrendous. We were at a table all the way in the back by the bar so it was a bit cramped but the waiters didn’t even bother to try and navigate around the table. They placed all our cocktails on the table so aggressively they sloshed all over the place. When we ordered wine, they poured a taste and when we approved they just left the bottle on the table for us to pour ourselves. Every pie that came to the table was dropped on the table, it was truly bizarre. I’d rather wait 1-2 hours for Rubirosa than come here again.

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GA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good pizzas and great stuffed pepper appetizer as well as other terrific dishes. Fun atmosphere and good service.

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TJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is always great. Hip hop music was blasting so loud to the point where you can't hear the person your with. There was heavy construction right outside and you couldn't hear any of it because the music was so loud.

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AG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the Speedy Romeo pizza. The ricotta was delicious and so were the tomatoes! The pizzas are big enough to share (6 slices). The wings were great too.

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RF
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly servers. Excellent pizza. Very happy with dining experience

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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent and friendly service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic and delicious, all rolled up into one! Thank you for another exceptional night!

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot and great food

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

my new fav pizza in nyc

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was good but the restaurant is incredibly loud. Abnormally so. It was very difficult to carry on a conversion.

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D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went early so it was pretty quiet but it got very load in there by the time we left. Service was fine, I think we had a new server? But he was eager, authentic and was def doing his best. We had a food issue and had to send something back, no worries though, the manager came over and quickly fixed the situation. The food was excellent. We had vegetarians with us & Romeo had zero issues making substitutions. It may seem pricey but the portions were large enough to split 3 ways and were incredibly delicious making it a real value. I highly recommend!

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My date showed a little early, and they wouldn't seat her right away. No big deal since I showed up 5 minutes later. Service for the most part was good, although they did forget a drink we ordered. The kale salad was very good, and the pizza just decent. Still, all in all, an acceptable experience

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the meal was superior. However, we are native New Yorkers, and were shoved to the table farthest in a blind corner of the room, while the restaurant was half empty. Unnecessary, and stupid if you expect repeat business. The front man on Saturday night should’ve stepped up and done better for us. Everything else about the place is great

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MP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time as always - amazing pizza and steaks here. Had a great bday meal with my homies.

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FF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza and vibes as ever. A strong go to for reliable and tasty pizza in the city.

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AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always

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S
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so good
Ambiance cool

Service so nice

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great decor, buzIng atmosphere, and an amazing pizza alongside one of the best salads we've ever had (kale and apple with toasted walnuts, summer fruits, crispy freekeh... Wow!!)

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EF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Badly prepped food (hamburger) that was not at all close to how the burger typically tasted. Their prep tasks for it was to wrap it in butcher paper and possibly freeze it. We asked how the meat was stored.

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CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had to check out this pizza when I found out that they had pies inspired by middle America towns like St. Louis. Really enjoyed it!

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d
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The octopus appetizer was fantastic, but this was the only thing that was good. The beets in the roasted beet salad were hard to cut, the grilled chicken was some chicken pieces in a sauce, and the $50 steak was just OK. The video for this restaurant portrays a much better picture of what you will experience. The service was very good, but it’s hard to make up for mediocre food.

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O
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The first time I ate at Speedy Romeos was outstanding. I couldn't wait to come back. So, on a recent visit to NY from LA I came here with some friends. We ordered the Caesar salad, which was a stand out of the meal, and the grilled artichoke app. There were three baby half artichokes on a plate of arugula. Considering there were four of us dining the portion was disappointing but the flavors were good. We also ordered the grilled octopus which was excellent. For entrees we ordered the wood fired garlic chicken which all of the meat eaters at the table said was excellent. We ordered the Anton Ego veggie pizza which was beyond disappointing. Bland, flavorless, limp. The Saint Louie with sausage and picked peppers was better but just Meh. For dessert we ordered the olive oil cake which also had no taste and was just meh. I won't write them off yet, but if my next trip does not live up to the first great meal I had here, there are other pizza spots in NY and I don't need to waste my time here.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Pizza is good. The environment and vibe is a little off

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AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Speedy Romeos. Always great!

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will be there again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch with some awesome specials.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pizza, festive environment

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Server was terrible. Clearly we were talking all night. Just take the order and work around us. No need for all the interruptions.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza was fantastic! Some of the best I’ve had. Our service was great, too. I will definitely return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously some of the best Pizza I have ever had. The Octopus and Mozzarella are to die for. For sure coming back.

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TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I must admit, the atmosphere and decor was not what I expected. That being said, we got there early so there was no crowd and noise. Our server was funny and attentive. The food was very unique!! Italian stuffed hot peppers....try them. The pizza....unique yet classic thin crust with the perfect toppings. If I didn't leave on the whole other side of the country, I'd be back for sure.

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KH
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Octopus app was fantastic as well as the pizza. Great casual atmosphere with neighborhood vibe. Will definitely go back.

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MB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chicken wings I've had in a long time! Cute atmosphere and friendly service.

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