Noemi Pizza Romana closes permanently

Noemi Pizza Romana, which opened at 3534 State Street last June, has offered Restaurant Guy readers an update about their service:

Hi John,

Happy New Year!

2020 was a tough year. Here’s hoping we all get back on track for 2021. Unfortunately, it won’t be for Noemi Pizza Romana. I opened this pizzeria, with zero restaurant experience, because I loved Roman style pizza and the long fermentation process was easy on my stomach. Unfortunately, with zero restaurant experience and opening in the time of COVID has been extremely difficult to say the least. I am heartbroken to say we are closed permanently. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine closing up shop so soon but it was not financially feasible to continue – not in this business climate. Thank you to you and everyone one who came by and supported Noemi Pizza Romana.

Warmest regards,
Aymiee Lee
Noemi Pizza Romana

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17 Responses to Noemi Pizza Romana closes permanently

  1. El Guapo says:

    Ugh this is the worst news, I love that place, and it’s walking distance for me.

  2. laura says:

    Oh I am SO bummed…they had really great pizza, very unique crust, very flavorful, I discovered them in September and got one every week or two…and it was just as good
    re-heated the next day (very rare for pizza!)…sad they closed, it’s a very hard time to operate most businesses, let alone a new restaurant during a pandemic…
    Please patronize your favorite shops and restaurants if you want them to survive!!!

  3. Dan Engel says:

    The best pizza style this town has seen in a long time. Perhaps they can return post Covid

  4. ahs says:

    We loved this place, Best pizza in town! Loved the salads too We are sad for us, you, and this town. All the best to you!

  5. Meridith G Moore says:

    Not only was their food excellent, but they had the loveliest patio

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Oh no! We loved their mushroom pizza. It was the best in town. Sad to see this great pizza place gone.

  7. John says:

    I’m sorry to hear you!re closing before I got to taste your pizza. I didn’t know you were there. I’m a N.Y.C. transplant who’s lived here for 27 years and know how hard it is to find consistently good pizza restaurants in this town. I’m glad to know you gave it a try and I hope you can start over.

  8. Gary Sudder says:

    Sad–another one gone “thanks” to poor us empire govt decisions

  9. Johnathon says:

    Dan Engel, are you aware how difficult it is to open a restaurant..?? Let alone under these circumstances. And you are curious if they could just re open post Covid..?? Are you kidding right now?

  10. Gary Sudder says:

    There appears to be some cognitive dissonance occurring. …Just return post plague?….now that sounds like some Santa Barbarian trust funder “thinking”?! For many, they simply cannot open, nor reopen post plague. Opening a resto is insanely difficult, add in all the compliance industries and SB rules,, regulations, bureaucrazy, —most mom and pops cannot afford this insanity. Maybe they should become a real estate agent, sell the SB dream, and hustle real estate?

  11. Johnathon says:

    Gary Sudder,

    Well said sir well said.

  12. Ricco says:

    I’m with Dan on this one; I hope Aymiee Lee will be able to reopen some day. The review in the AAA magazine sounded incredible! I am so sorry I did not even get to try it! If it reopens some day, I think I will be there once a week for my slice 😉

    I am so sorry to hear things did not work out. All my best to you Aymee…

  13. Waldo says:

    The pizza was extremely over-priced. Pizza Guru was a much better place. I miss them.

  14. SanRoqueMom says:

    I don’t think we are trying to figure out what pizza place takes first place. I think we should be a little more considerate when making comments ( Waldo ) remember we are talking about people’s life savings that sometimes go in to opening up a restaurant.

  15. albert says:

    Waldo is right on this one. Owner was very kind and hard working and I respect that immensely, but the pizza was WAY overpriced.

  16. Gary Sudder says:

    We’re talking about a dying SB business model. Corporate chains are what can withstand willy nilly govt shutdowns, etc..due to the plague. Simply riding it out, or fantasy maybe/someday/over the rainbow, etc…does not alter the american reality trajectory. SB has tons of pizza shops, and maybe Santa Barbarian, trust funder, hand me down houser has lotsa choices for pizza shops. It’s sad to see mom and pops have such difficulty in SB with all the govt limitations, make work bureaucrazy, file clerks for file clerks, etc..; however it appears intentional. They don’t care, and they don’t care that they don’t care–SB will gladly take “your life savings” bc they can.

  17. SB Karen says:

    Ricco, no need to choose sides. Just be yourself be your own person.