The crust and sauce are the solid foundation upon which Pizzeria Rosso’s “Old World” and “New World” pies are built upon. Listed on a chalk board beneath “Neapolitan Style Pizzas” are these two distinct categories dueling for your attention. My recommendation is to split the difference and order one from each.
Over in the “New World,” things take a decidedly complex turn. Beginning with the Trudo, a satisfying combination of smoked mozzarella, buffala mozzarella, carmelized onions and arugula. This is a pizza that would make me a regular, the sweet and smokiness of the mozzarella and onions pairing perfectly with the spicy greens. The smoked mozz made me feel guilty, as if I were cheating on an old friend but make this pie reach its potential.
A few other notable “New World” combinations are named after family and friends, including the Spoto, a wild mushrooms, pancetta and fontina; the Antimo, a marinara, fresh tomato, garlic and oregano pie (perfect for the dairy intolerant); and the Damian, dotted with speck, gouda, arugula and truffle oil.
Pizzeria Rosso is located at 4 New Canaan Avenue in Norwalk, CT and is open everyday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.. More information online at www.Facebook/PizzeriaRosso.com.