Rome Pizzeria & Grill

9/10/2010 Update:

Rome Pizza is under new ownership as of August 2010. See new entry here.

7/28/2009 Update:

Oh boy. I suppose Rome Pizzeria ain’t doing too well either – seeing that the entire space is for sale for a “just reduced” quarter million dollars!

Maybe like Ali’s Lunch Truck – a PIZZA TRUCK would score MASSIVE points in this town! All year round too!

Do you think a restaurant of any kind would do well here? If so – what would be ideal?


(of course the realtor used 411 shots of the joint)

See my doughy review of the place after the jump…

4/20/2009 Update:

Working out the kinks?

Nothing is more frustrating than a meal that is difficult to eat.

Last week, I placed an order from Rome Pizzeria (large pie, half pepperoni). Perhaps the expectations were high, but I was disappointed upon opening the box. While the delivery was prompt and priced reasonably – the packaging job seemed rushed, as the pizza was jammed in the box and quite sloppy. Taste was average at best, and “doughy” most accurately describes the crust.

Since Pizza is the world’s favorite food – I’ll give them another chance. But hope they can get their act together!

See original update below…

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Reason to rejoice!

Anytime a new pizza place opens anywhere in the world – it’s reason to celebrate.

This time, we’re lucky enough to have a brand new one in our very own Hoboken:

Rome Pizzeria & Grill!

Stopped in yesterday just to introduce myself – and spoke with John Lolicato and his wife, who have been quietly open for about the past week.

John was the original owner of Hoboken Pizza a decade ago – and you can tell, because the sauce at Rome Pizza is very similar (good – but I ate it cold!) They’ll eventually get a new sign for the building, but you know what a hassle that is – and the old City Diner sign is actually still drawing attention!

I didn’t have much time to chat since a friend was waiting in the car out front, but they’re open till 10pm weeknights (with later weekend hours). Give it a shot and share your opinions in the comment section!

Description: God’s gift to planet earth: Pizza.
Address: 20 Hudson Place, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-683-9600

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Monday, January 25, 2010 7:54 pm

What’s up with Rome’s new brightly lit flashy LCD sign? That thing is tacky – isn’t that area “historical”? I mean I don’t know anything about the rules for building designated as historical, but I feel like a sign like that doesn’t really go with the look.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 3:31 pm

never even knew the place was there… LOL

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 10:21 pm

Kebab House was awesome, this not.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 5:52 pm

The listing says “traffic from PATH train in the thousands every day” — give me a break! That location is terrible, it may be spitting distance from the PATH but nobody walks on that block. It’s like a concert seat in the front row, but behind the stage!

I can’t believe they are throwing in the towel this quickly.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 3:57 pm

I saw that ad. I’ve a friend who’s looking to buy a commercial space in town. And I sent him/her that link, yesterday!

Rome Pizza shot itself in both feet.