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I know Neapolitan is the current vogue but does anyone know a place that does good Roman-style pizza?

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  1. What is roman style pizza?

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    1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

      Unlike the chewy Neapolitan style, Roman is thin and crisp.

    2. I'm pretty sure I saw a super thin crust pizza at 800 Deg (and, no, I'm not talking about their regular crust.... They have a second type you can "special order").

      1. I can't really think of a good Roman pizza place that isn't in Roma.

        1. Unfortunately, there is no pizza at 800 Deg that resembles roman pizza.

          Haven't found a roman likeness of Da Baffetto, etc. here in LA. Closest is the Foccacia di Recco at Chi Spacca which, of course, is not pizza at all. But has that thin, crispness.

          You might think of it as a buttery white pizza with no toppings.

          I'm addicted to it.

           
          1. You might try Tomato Pie Pizza Joint and see what you think http://www.tomatopiepizzajoint.com/

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            1. re: Servorg

              Tomato Pie is decent but I don't think they have anything that resembles Roman style pizza.

              1. re: JeMange

                How does it differ from Roman style?

                1. re: Servorg

                  Though there are a number of varieties of pizza to be found in Rome. Roman-style pizza crust tends to be thin crust, often burned at the edges, and not always uniformly round. The crust can sometimes resemble a cracker-like texture with little cornicione. Here's a couple of pics to serve as examples.

                  Some of my favorite pizza in Rome is at Pizzarium which is pizza a taglio, but it's not really Roman style.

                  Bob, is this the type of pizza to which you're referring or were you looking for something else?

                   
                   
                  1. re: revets2

                    Sure do like the stuff from Forno di Campo de Fiori. The squash blossoms with anchovies, the pomodorini, and of course the bianchi.

                    1. re: Porthos

                      The best!

                    2. re: revets2

                      Yes. That's exactly what I'm after.

                      1. re: Bob Brooks

                        With hesitation, I'd also say the pizzas at Little Dom's in Los Feliz were very much roman-style.

                        The caveats being:
                        1) Haven't been in nine months.

                        2)Heard some downhill reports which may have rectified itself with the unfortunate closing of Tom Bergins.

                        3)We only order the Margharita some times with arugala on top, so there's not a lot of crap to sog down the crust.

              2. Cafe Angelino, near Cedars-Sinai.