Speedy Romeo

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Chef Justin Bazdarich of Speedy Romeo - Brooklyn, NY

376 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 230-0061
www.speedyromeo.com
Hours: Tue-Thurs Sun noon- 11pm; Fri-Sat noon-midnight

When it came time to open his own restaurant, 2013 Rising Star Chef Justin Bazdarich (who opened 15 restaurant for Chef Jean-Georges Vongericten) wanted to combine two beloved foods: steak and pizza. And to unify those disparate cuisines, Bazdarich centered Brooklyn’s Speedy Romeo on wood and flame, with nearly all his dishes fired on a parilla-style grill or blistered in a wood-burning oven. Housed in a former auto repair shop and named for his business partner Todd Feldman’s family racing horse, Speedy Romeo has a casual-cool vibe with a smidge of kitsch that Bazdarich echoes in his pizza names and toppings—take the Dick Dale with speck, pineapple, Provel cheese, and grilled scallions. And on the grilled side of the menu, Bazdarich’s kitchen sends out flawless slabs of meat and fish, delicate crab crostini, and even desserts, proving his prowess, versatility, and fire for cooking.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Crab Crostini, Cumin Mayonnaise, Radish, and Nasturtium Vinaigrette
  • The Speedy Romeo Pizza: Grilled Dough, Ricotta, Pomodorini, Basil, Lemon, and Chili

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