New Roma Pizza at 116 Delancey Closed for Renovations

Posted on: June 2nd, 2011 at 6:40 am by

Yesterday afternoon, Boogie reader MB alerted us to the apparent closure of New Roma Pizza at the corner of Delancey and Essex Streets. The 24-hour, so-bad-it’s-good pizzeria has reportedly been out of commission for the last two days without any community announcement. Our calls in the interim were decisively met with endless ringing.

So we instead stopped into the neighboring smoke shop and learned that New Roma is supposedly closed for the next two months for “renovations.”  Probably mere speculation, but either way, the sudden lockup is not a positive sign for the future.  This scenario has definitely played out time and again.

Even though this particular pizza parlor is nothing to really write home about, its low-fi presence on the Lower East Side nevertheless catered perfectly to both late-night revelers and local school kids alike.  Even How to Make it in America placed the corner eatery in an episode last season.

How would you rate their brand of pizza?

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  • Meagen

    i just happened to grab a slice here after two many drinks at pianos ending my memorial day around 1am. the owner behind the counter informed me it was their last day, and they were being forced to close for renovations to the building, and probably would not re-open. sad, because he told me they’d been there since 1964.

    where is the LES going?

    • les for life

      this is incorrect info. i grew up in the nabe, born in 1971. that corner was levi’s (a luncheonette?)when i was a little kid and they had really, really good custard my dad would buy me. i don’t remember when it became a pizza place…definitely a long time ago. maybe he meant 1984?

      sad nonetheless.

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