Being that I spent the first 18 years of my life in the great state of New Jersey (please don’t debate me on the “great” part haha…I get it all the time), I would consider myself a pizza connoisseur. Needless to say, upon arriving in Knoxville in 2004, I was pretty disappointed with the pizza selection – Until I discovered Roman’s Pizza.
The owner hails straight from NYC, and he has the accent and the pizza-making skills to prove it. Located next to the dollar theater in the Windsor Square Shopping Center at 179 N Seven Oaks Dr., it reminds me of all the pizza places I took for granted while living in Jersey. And that’s why I am proclaiming Roman’s Pizza the only REAL pizza in Knoxville…or at least as far as I’ve seen. (Feel free to debate me on that one. I’d love to discover more good pizza places.)
You can buy pizza by the slice for under $2, full meals for about $10 and deserts for about $3 (make sure you try their canolis!). And, from what I hear the pizza is gluten free, so it caters to those with food allergies and Celiac Disease. The best part of all? It’s made by REAL Italians! Don’t take my word for it, check it out for yourself!
This is NOT a paid advertisement. The food is just that damn good.