The place has been open maybe a couple of weeks and already half of their neon sign is burnt out. Maybe it's more New Yorky than we could have dared imagined. Certainly the mob scene here is something more commonly witnessed in Gotham than in sleepy SJ. Why does the flow of people never seem to end? Why does it take an hour to get a pizza? Probably because it's a really really good pie, the likes of which have not been seen in these provincial parts. Good pizza in San Jose, when you are pressed to find even a single good one in this collosus of a state whose name translates roughly into "Pizza Oven"? Yes it has arrived and and the hand tossed pizza dough magically transforms in to a near perfect crust that is sturdy but supple enough to tear easily with each bite. The toppings are generous, fresh tasting and well proportioned and the large pizza is a behemoth big enough to feed your hyper family driven mad by the wait.
Rosie's, if they don't implode by the overmatched demand or start pulling out frozen pizza dough , may mark the beginning of new life along the long stretch of the Alameda that meanders its way darkly from SCU to the Shark Tank.
Rosie's New York Pizza
1285 The Alameda
San Jose, CA
Open Tues-Sun 11A-10P