A Roman street food concept called Trapizzino opened its first U.S. location on Manhattan’s lower east side on Feb 22.
The fast-casual eatery is named for a stuffed sandwich pocket popular in Rome and inspired by traditional pastas. It was created in 2012 by Stefano Callegari, a pizzaiolo who operates seven locations of the Trapizzino concept in Rome, along with three pizzerias there called Sforno, Tonda and Sbanco. Slow Food Guide named him one of the ten masters of Italian pizza.
Nick Hatsatouris, co-founder of Moby’s in East Hampton and owner of Eveleigh in Los Angeles, partnered with Luca Vincenzini, a former TV producer from Rome, to bring the concept to the U.S. Although there are no current plans to franchise Trapizzino, the two plan to work together on future projects.
Here’s a closer look at Trapizzino.