This Clinton Hill Italian (with a second location on the Lower East Side) is one of the only places in New York that serves authentic St. Louis-style pizza. Different from the Neapolitan style, St. Louis pies are made with an ultra-thin, cracker-like crust and topped with white Provel cheese. Speedy Romeo's signature version, The Saint Louie, comes with an added topping of Italian sausage, pepperoni, and pickled chilis. If you aren't one for processed cheese, don't worry, the menu features more typical Italian pies with mozzarella, ricotta, and pecorino. Located in a 100-year-old bar-turned-liquor store-turned-auto shop, the space is decked out with retro decor that feels like an ode to its Brooklyn past.
Photogenic, neo-Neapolitan pizzas with the requisite leopard spotting are the aesthetic at this unfussy pizza tavern located in a former auto body shop in Clinton Hill. At Speedy Romeo, chef-owner Justin Bazdarich sources flour locally from Upstate New York and Pennsylvania, he ferments his dough for 48 hours and fires pies at 775°F degrees. His overall seasonal, Italian-leaning menu celebrates a mix of classic and creative pies, such as the St. Louie, with tomato, Provel cheese, spicy salami, sweet sausage, and pickled chilis.