Speedy Romeo Nears Completion of Its New Lower East Side Pizzeria

Posted on: January 11th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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​Popular Brooklyn pizzeria Speedy Romeo will soon jump the river from Clinton to Clinton. Street, that is.

Build-out has been ongoing at 63 Clinton Street ever since Fatta Cuckoo croaked last year. It’s taking forever, but the final pieces are coming together. Speedy Romeo annexed the former Cube 63 sushi joint that shares the south address. Signage from both storefronts was long ago deposed, while the gutting and remodeling of the interiors continued.

As previously reported, former Chef-owner Leah Tinari remains a proprietor in the new venture, though, which, at one point, also counted Entourage star Adrian Grenier as partner. Upon opening, it’ll offer the same casual dining experience with wood burning oven and wood fire grill; there will also be meat and seafood. Tinari noted at the time of original announcement (October 2014) that “I really believe that Speedy will be a great fit and keep the block full of life and great food.”

Here’s a partially-obstructed peek inside the forthcoming Speedy Romeo.

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An official announcement last week pegged the opening date as “early next year.” So that can mean anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months. We’ll take the over on that one.

Community Board 3 approved the sale of assets, extension, and application for a full liquor license in November 2014. As of this week, its status is still pending at the state liquor authority.

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