The Pizza Snob is sad to hear that Manhattan’s Famous Roio’s Pizza has closed. As first reported in Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York blog site, the day before Thanksgiving would have been your last chance to get a great slice at the true original Ray’s pizza.
The closing follows the September 2012 death of original owner Mario DiRienzo, a true New York City pizza legend. After a long absence, DiRienzo had reopened in February 2012 under the new name with hopes of bringing up his nephew in the business.
I am so glad that I got to taste an original Ray’s slice during Roio’s short tenure.
NEW PIZZA SNOB RATING R.I.P
Famous Roio’s Pizza
465 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY 10011