At Pizzeria Emma in central Rome, siblings Francesco and Ilaria Roscino have teamed up with gourmet gurus the Roscioli brothers to open Emma. There are deceptively light fried starters like rice croquettes, mozzarella-filled squash blossoms, and mixed vegetables, which should be followed by thin crust Roman pizzas. The dough has been engineered by Pierluigi Roscioli, a fourth generation baker, while toppings are sourced from his brother at nearby Salumeria Roscioli. There are a few pasta options, too, as well as an ample selection of excellent cured meats and cheeses. The wine list is excellent.
Pizza is usually a dinner-only affair at restaurants in Rome. Pizzeria Emma changes everything. The Roman-style thin-crust, wood-fired pies are topped with well-sourced ingredients like Sicilian oregano and mozzarella from Naples, and served in a modern glassed-roof dining room. There is a notable craft beer selection.