Zazzy’s Pizza Sets September Opening in Former Rosario’s on Orchard Street
The successor to Rosario’s Pizza is on its way to Hell Square.
As previously reported, the decades-old pizzeria shuttered after the mandatory pandemic lockdown this spring. Never to reopen. Zazzy’s Pizza is the likeminded replacement, but will dish a more health-conscious menu of “plant-based pizzas” alongside the classic fare.
We’re told that Zazzy’s should open at the end of September, which is one month later than the initial projection.
Rosario’s Pizza is one of the longest-running businesses in the area. Founded in 1963 by its eponymous owner, the pizzeria spent the first thirty-five years of its life beside Katz’s Deli, around the corner on East Houston. It moved to the northwest corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets in 1998, where it persevered until this past spring. The retirement of manager-owner Sal Bartolomeo last year, coupled with the state-ordered mandate to close amidst coronavirus, was all it took.
But they’re on the lookout for a new Lower East Side locale…