DiCastro's Brick Oven Restaurant

(315) 336-0671
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After years in the excavating and construction business, Jim DiCastro decided he would like to spend his retirement doing something he had loved all of his live, making traditional Italian food. “I like to cook,” DiCastro says. “Plus after 27 years on the road, I ate in a lot of restaurants and thought I would take what I liked best about them and put it all together.”

The result, DiCastro is now cooking up pizza and pasta at DiCastro’s Brick Oven Pizza, at 615 Erie Blvd. West. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating, wine, beer and daily lunch and dinner specials.

Owned and operated by DiCastro and his wife, Lisa, the restaurant offers Italian dishes made from recipes passed down through the generations of the DiCastro family, as well as some of Jim’s new ideas.

At DiCastro’s Brick Oven Pizza, everything is home-made… from sauces, pastas, meatballs and soups. They even smoke their own brisket and pastrami.

The wood-fired brick oven along with the freshest ingredients available make a rustic Neapolitan-style pizza that is the best you will ever taste!

It took about a year to renovate the building in order to create the new look that the DiCastos wanted for their restaurant. “The inside of the building has brick from the old Jenny Building and old barns from the area that were torn down for wood,” DiCastro says. An Old brownstone on W. Liberty Street, the Jenny Building was part of the Varflex complex.

Lisa DiCastro adds that the soffit inside the restaurant is copper, paying tribute to Rome being the “Copper City.” The restaurant is also decorated with old photos of Rome before the Urban Renewal of the 1970’s.The DiCastros hope that the photos will bring back fond memories for their older patrons and allow the younger generation to see how Rome used to look.

Business DiCastro's Brick Oven Restaurant

615 Erie Blvd.
Rome, New York 13440

Phone (315) 336-0671
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