Opening a pizzeria near a market that’s about to shut down and be left derelict is either the act of a very brave or very daft restaurateur.
That’s what the owners of Roma did in November.
They set it up in Castle Street in the shadow of Castle Market in the month it closed. Only time will tell if it will succeed but for now one thing is certain: their pizzas are amazing.
The Star offered a full restaurant review not long after the place opened, and we were mighty impressed. Now we can confirm that as a lunchtime takeaway stop-off Roma is just as impressive.
We ordered the piccante (pepperoni and olives) and the prosciutto and funghi (ham and mushroom) pizzas. Both were thin, crispy and deliciously hot. The toppings were fulsome, honest and tasty.
There might not be much that end of town – but it’s worth a visit for Roma alone.