A pizza bar, yes there is really that sort of an establishment, called NaRoma (Napoli x Roma) and it can be found on 215 Locke Street South, in Hamilton, Ontario. This place serves – you guessed it, pizza, along with salads, a soup of the day and a sweet pizza.
The location on Locke Street means that there is limited parking nearby, but this does not stop visitors from walking to this place. Those that don’t want to make the trip down to the pizza place can order online and have their food delivered. The location is wheelchair accessible, has a TV but no Wi-Fi. It is good for having lunch with family or friends, and it serves beer and wine.
The menu is pizza-based and made with a lot of in-house made and fresh local ingredients. Working hours are Monday to Thursday from 11 AM to 9 PM, Friday and Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM, and Sunday from 11 AM to 9 PM.
The NaRoma pizza bar has been the topic of review for many patrons, and after reading the reviews I found online on Yelp, Trip Advisor, Google Reviews and Facebook, I bring you the following list of pros and cons.
- Great pizza selection
- Fresh local ingredients
- Pleasant interior
- Nice outside patio
- Professional staff
- Notes on reduced size of the pizza
- Notes on slow service on occasion
NaRoma Pizza Bar has been opened as a result of the love of pizza of one man, Mario Spina, who, after learning the craft of preparing traditional Italian pizza from Naples and Rome Pizza masters, decided to share his work with the Hamilton people. Enter NaRoma Pizza Bar. The place is situated in an old Victorian house that has been renovated in a modern style. There are white walls, paintings without frames propped up on the walls, illuminated with overhead lights and some potted plants thrown around.
The counter has a glass and metal display where people can get a slice of pizza on the go. The front yard of the restaurant has a patio that is a great place to have lunch dusting the summer. The tables and chairs are wooden, and there is a long seating bench on one side of the restaurant.
From the menu I read online, I can certainly say that the owner and Chef Mario knows his pizza. There are meat pizzas like brie e prosciutto, calabrese, canadese, Cesare, Carne, hawaiano, pollo ala brace, salciccia e peperoncino, Selvaggio and siciliana.
For the vegetarians, there are meat-free pizzas like fungi, la bomba, Margherita, Mediterraneo, melanzane, and terra pizza. To go with the pizza, patrons can have the soup of the day (daily changing offer) and a side salad like arugula, Cesare, Mediterraneo, and spinaci. For dessert, there is a lovely pizza di Nutella.
This restaurant serves wine and beer only. If you decide to visit NaRoma, expect to be amazed by the pizza, as it comes as a rectangle, and not the expected round pizza, and is cut in smaller convenient squares and served on beautiful wooden pizza boards.