Italian pizza is something I’m passionate about. A good pizza makes any bad day better, fits every I-don’t-wanna-cook night perfectly, and is the best way to celebrate any occasion. Emma’s pizza does all that and more.
Located in the historic center of Rome near Campo di Fiori, Emma Pizzeria is a great alternative to your run of the mill pizzeria in Rome. What makes this specific place shine is the quality of Emma’s ingredients and the attention to detail that goes into each pie.
They source every single ingredient that goes into their pizzas in the menu and on their website, citing organic flour, salt, and fresh yeast all from locations around Rome and giving special attention to Roman water as being a key ingredient.
Now the difference between American and Italian pizza has been hotly debated by myself and Italian friends since I’ve lived here. But the only real distinction we can make between genuine Italian pizza made in Italy and the pizza found in Italian American pizzerias is the ingredients. There’s just something about Italian flour, water, tomatoes, and mozzarella that creates perfection.
Emma has about 30 suggested pizza options on their menu, not including calzones, bruschetta, suppli, and the full dinner menu with pasta and meat dishes. It's supreme.
They also boast extravagant wine and prosciutto lists. And by prosciutto list I mean a carefully curated selection of proscuitto and salame that put the grocery store version to shame. I’m talking €28 for 100g of Pata Negra, the most prestigious Spanish jamon out there.
Thankfully the pizza prices are more accessible, starting at €8 for a margherita and €10 for a margherita con bufala (mozzarella). These are comparable to other pizzerias in the area and you truly are getting the best of every single ingredient. And as a bonus, the pizza guys who make your pizza in front of you are always smiling and willing to have sneaky photos taken of them.
For when I’m feeling like its a treat yo’self night and need a fix of great Roman style pizza, Emma is my go to. I recommend going and trying for yourself because it is an experience for your tastebuds that you’ll never forget.
Emma – Pizzeria con cucina
Via Monte della Farina, 28/29 00186 ROMA
Tel 06 64760475 – www.emmapizzeria.com
Open every day, 12:30-3 and 7-11:30
Reservations recommended because it fills up quickly in the evening and on weekends.