The Roosevelt is an Italian style gourmet Pizzeria located on, funnily enough, Roosevelt street in Carlsbad. It is owned by Hector Reyna who helms the kitchen along with his son Stephen, you may know Stephen as former head Chef of the Privateer.
The Roosevelt is a little off the beaten path. The best way to find it is to find Pizza Port in Carlsbad and then walk on by it to The Roosevelt.
Almost there just keep going. Walk on by, nope, walk on by. You’ll be glad you did.
There, you found it. 3067 Roosevelt St. Carlsbad.
Simple, modern interior. Seats about 60? Plus a patio.
The Roosevelt serves Classic Italian with a twist. A farm to table mentality with almost everything made in-house.
The menu features salads, veggie dishes, piatti like meatballs, lasagna, stuffed shells, and of course pizza.
I started with the caprese…
Caprese ~ Mozzalrella, basil, local tomato, olive oil, balsamic.
I love caprese. It is a simple flavor combination that is just perfect. Because it is so simple the ingredients have to be top-notch. These were. You can tell a cheap mozzarella a mile away. it should be like this, soft and creamy. Also tomatoes at room temperature, as they should be. A+
Carlsbad Pie ~ Tomato, hen of the woods mushrooms, garlic, black olive, mozzarella, and an add-on of their house made sausage.
A pizza requires a great crust, a great sauce, and great cheese, otherwise it falls apart. It is like culinary Jenga.
The crust was perfect, crispy yet still light and fluffy. The sauce is so light with a slight acidity that works off the sweetness of the dough. I love Hen Of The Woods (Maitake) mushrooms. The in-house sausage was great, yay no nitrates.
OK, cheese. If you are used to shredded cheese being spread all over your pizza, this is not that. This is slices of mozzarella that melt. Think of it as a topping and not a base.
Prices are reasonable for the quality you are getting. I would say almost a steal. My pizza was $13 plus $3 for the additional sausage. A Papa Johns large sausage pizza is $18 and should never be eaten. *if you are extremely drunk you get a pass on that decision.
We have a lot of great pizza in North County take advantage.
3067 Roosevelt St. Carlsbad
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