Checking out ‘Trapizzino,’ the Roman Street Food Spot Opening on Orchard Street
Where kebabs and pizza were once served, a restaurant dedicated to another popular “Roman street food” will soon open. It’s only a matter of weeks, apparently.
As first reported here, principal Luca Vincenzini and partner Nick Hatsatouris will together impart a quick-serve snack shop at 144 Orchard Street called Trapizzino.
A majority of the plywood shed was removed this week to reveal interior progress thus far.
Upon debut later this month, Trapizzino will feature the namesake item, which is essentially a pizza pocket that is, literally and linguistically, a combination of tramezzino (a triangular sandwich served in cafes) and pizza. It’s comprised of “thick, triangular pieces of dough baked separately and then stuffed with a variety of fillings, from traditional pizza toppings to more unusual and gourmet ingredients like braised oxtail, cuttlefish, or tripe.”
(The snack was invented in 2008 by Stefano Callegari, and first appeared four years ago as part of the Madison Square Eats foodie fest.)
Suppli – rice balls with fillings like pork cheek and tomato sauce, beef ragu, and mozzarella – is also on the menu.
During the liquor license application process – CB3 approved them for beer-wine – Vincenzini admitted that they only want to bring authentic street food from Rome to the area at an affordable price point.