Tokyo's only purveyor of real New York-style pizza has finally opened a shop in central Tokyo, a second branch of their legendary store in far-off Oji. Large-size pizzas in ten varieties are sold by the pie or by the slice, and they taste pretty close to the genuine article. Calzones and stromboli, well stuffed with cheese and various meats, are very filling alternatives.
Pizzas come in standard varieties like Italian sausage-green pepper, anchovy-black olive, mushroom-onion, and pepperoni, with a long list of optional extra toppings like fresh garlic, bacon, jalapenos, anchovies and even (shudder) pineapple. (The excellent Italian sausage here is worth a special mention.) Proper pizza-parlor shakers of oregano and red pepper flakes are provided for seasoning. The big crescent-shaped calzones come in three varieties, as do the stromboli.
Slices start at Y400 (most are Y500-520), large pies start at Y3000, and meal-size calzones and stromboli are Y1000-1200 each. Rocco's shares a kitchen and dining room with a branch of Chiles Mexican Grill, so you can enjoy pizza and Tex-Mex dishes together at your table, or get tequila to go with your calzone. Everything on the menu is available to eat here or take out.
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.