Of the numerous culinary hotspots to visit in Rome, Trapizzino is perhaps close to the top of many food tourists’ lists.
From his two sites in The Eternal City, pizzaiolo Stefano Callegari serves the hugely popular street food after which his restaurants are named, a hybrid of a pizza and a sandwich, a kind of filled pizza pocket of his own invention, to queues of excited diners.
Now, joining these two locations and two in Tokyo is Trapizzino New York, located on the Lower East Side. As Eater reports, Callegari was persuaded to partner with restaurateurs Luca Vicenzini and Nick Hatsatouris to bring the snack to the States, and with a variety of fillings, including beef shoulder, heritage pork and classic Roman artichoke, for $6, alongside suppli (rice balls) for $3, it’s likely the pavements outside this particular eatery will soon be as packed full of expectant eaters, as the pavements of Rome.
Lest we forget, New York is a city that knows a thing or two about pizza and sandwiches.