It’s not every day you find a pizza place with your name, so I was really excited when I saw a friend post one in Brooklyn called Roberta’s Pizza.
The first time I got to try Roberta’s was at The Platform in Culver City. They are doing a pop up there for a limited time. They brought their oven, have a great outdoor setup, and there are a couple other pop up stores for fun accessories. The Platform has a parking structure and has some really great shops to walk through if you have an opportunity to visit.
There are about 4 options available on their menu. I ordered the Bee Sting and the Speckenwolf. There’s something amazing about pizza that comes from New York. I really think there’s something in their water. The crust is so light and fluffy and the cheese just oozes off. The Bee Sting comes with a light drizzle of honey, which is a really great balance of sweet and salty. The Speckenwolf has a great combination of meat, veggies and sauce.
My second visit to Roberta’s was this last week in Brooklyn! (I was actually really proud of myself for taking the train all the way there on my own.) I accidentally missed the entrance to the restaurant, but was pleasantly surprised to find a large courtyard with retired shipping containers and a pizza oven. It’s a great hang out spot during warmer weather. It’s best to have your whole party there or they won’t seat you, but you can always grab a drink at their bar in the back while you wait. (I had an Abita Rootbeer for the first time). They have bench seating throughout, so get ready to cozy up next another party if you’ve come with a smaller group.
We ordered the Sea Miner and the Calzone. I’m normally not a fan of anchovies, but this is the first time I’ve had anchovies where it was pretty mild and blended so well.
The calzone we ordered was amazing. The outside was crispy with burnt edges and the inside had prosciutto, mozzarella & mushrooms. Mushrooms are such a great thing to add to pizza…
Such a fun space to hang out with friends and have some really great food. The menu is always different and there is still so much of the restaurant I didn’t get to experience because it was cold out. It really inspires me to go back for multiple visits. But if you are on the West Coast and can’t get out to Brooklyn location, I definitely want to encourage you to try the pop up location at The Platform in Culver City. So Good!