If you’re looking for an authentic and local place where you can enjoy a delicious pizza, try Roberta’s, the best pizza in Brooklyn.
How’s the interior design at Roberta’s?
Located in an old garage in the neighborhood of Bushwick, Roberta’s has kept the main façade of the garage. As you can see on the picture below, the restaurant entrance isn’t particularly welcoming!!!
Here, you won’t find any fancy furniture. There’s a main room with a bar, a big table, a large pizza oven in the back and an outside terrace where you can eat.
The creators of Roberta’s are part of the Slow Life movement, they actually looking for quality, authenticity with an eco-friendly spirit since they are offering local products.
As a matter of fact, you’ll find a rooftop garden on top of the restaurant where they grow plants and herbs to use them in their recipes.
I didn’t get a chance to see the rooftop garden but you can take a look at the garden and the plants near the restaurant:
Who goes to Roberta’s?
Roberta’s customers are mostly Brooklynites and since the subway station isn’t so far, you’ll probably see some people hailing from Manhattan. However, there are very few tourists, and that’s a good thing since you will experience a night out the Brooklyn way 😉
What can we eat?
If you’re going to Roberta’s, I strongly advise you to taste their delicious pizza!!!
We started with an excellent Romaine salad with Pecorino cheese, caramelized walnuts and fresh mint, served with a light Caesar vinaigrette. The whole dish was exquisite.
We shared the salad and it was so good that we ate it in 3 minutes but we also didn’t have breakfast 🙂
Then, we ordered 2 pizzas recommended by the friendly waitress: El Supremo Pizza and the Famous Original pizza. Both have a very thin crust.
Famous Original: Tomato, mozzarella, caciocavallo, oregano, chili
El Supremo: Pepperoni, capra sarda, pork sausage, green pepper, mozzarella.
Both pizzas were very tasty with a delicious tomato sauce. Right away, we noticed that the tomato sauce was homemade.
We ate the whole thing without leaving a crumb 🙂
Beware, the pizzas are slightly spicy, I say slightly because some of you might not be used to spices.
As you can see on the pictures, we each had a drink in a recycled mason jars.
My friend tasted the local lemonade.
Since I was thirsty, I treated myself with a local beer. I ordered a Peekskill Eastern Standard IPA /20/26 made in Peekskill in upstate New York (1hour north of NYC). This beer is quite strong and very original.
For dessert, we agreed to taste for you the Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie. The cookie was very good, not surprising since the overall food quality is excellent.
In addition, we tried the cucumber and cilantro ice cream and I have to admit that we were a bit skeptical but nonetheless it tasted great.
What’s the best about eating at Roberta’s?
We came during the week for lunch and it was quiet. However, for dinner prepare to wait as much as 2h30 for a table!!!
Besides, the restaurant doesn’t take any reservations, and it works on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The best tip is to come earlier in the week and/or for lunch.
Of course, if you are looking for a local vibe, then come in the evening before 8 pm if you want to avoid long waiting lines!!!
What’s cool about this place is that there are few tourists!! Only real New Yorkers from Brooklyn 🙂
What Roberta’s offers?
The restaurant caters events like weddings, christenings, book releases and more. Roberta’s offers their delicious cuisine in the garden fully equipped with tables and chairs.
You will also find a studio with a local Internet radio called: Heritage Radio Network
Where’s Roberta’s located?
Roberta’s is located in Bushwick in Brooklyn, a newly gentrified and hip neighborhood where you can appreciate a walk around the street-art neighborhood.
Frankly, when you’ll arrive at the location, you’ll have a hard time believing that there is a restaurant!!! 🙂
Address: 261 Moore Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United States
During your visit of the street-art in Bushwick, take a break at Roberta’s. You won’t be disappointed by the quality of the pizzas in a very unique environment.