Rosedale News & Events
Authentic New York style Italian food & Wood Fired Pizza Napoletana in Naples
Although our families started and ended in other communities, the friendship began in Rosedale, a neighborhood in Queens County, NY. It will always be a special place in our hearts with many good memories. We are truly amazed at the “buzz” the name Rosedale Brick Oven has created. Numerous people have come in to see the “guys from Rosedale”. Whether they were from Rosedale or surrounding neighborhoods, it has given us and our patrons many walks down memory lane. It was the best name we could have chosen for our Italian restaurant.
Brick ovens are a commonly found in Italian homes, and have been for centuries. They have earned an especially well-known reputation in Italy in the ancient Roman civilization for their craftsmanship. Brick ovens have been discovered in the ancient ruins of Pompeii which is part of their interesting history.
To ensure you have a wonderful dining experience at Rosedale Brick Oven we continue the original tradition of cooking with wood in our brick oven for all our pizzas and baked foods. Spread the word to your friends that are looking for places to eat in Naples, Florida that Rosedale is the Italian restaurant where you can always enjoy a relaxing Italian meal. Cooking pizza and Italian food in South Florida is Rosedale Brick Oven’s forte.
What would Italian food be without pasta? Pasta is the most widely used ingredient in Italian cooking. It comes in different shapes and sizes and can be stuffed with tasty ingredients, layered in baked dishes, or served with succulent sauces.
It can be served as the main dish or as a side dish. Whatever the occasion, great Italian food calls for the perfect pasta! At Rosedale, here are a few of our favorites:
Rigatoni – Its short tubular shape is perfect for catching delicious ingredients such as our bolognese sauce and amatriciana sauce.
Spaghetti – A classic, and the perfect pasta for twining vegetables in our primavera sauce, as well as delicious clams in our white clam sauce.
Fettuccine – With its flat, thick and lengthy shape, it is perfect for thicker sauces such as alfredo. It’s also a great pasta for getting a hearty serving while spinning your fork!
Gnocchi – This is the Italian potato pasta dumpling, perfect for pairing with meats such as our bolognese sauce or side by side with our famous meatballs or sausages.
Lasagna – Who can resist these famous long, wide noodles set between layers of ricotta cheese, a mixture of pork and beef, and topped with mozzarella cheese.
At Rosedale Brick Oven, we let you create your own perfect pasta dish, by choosing from a variety of sauces such as:
Amatriciana – A flavorful classic. Sautéed pancetta, onions, and garlic with a dash of red pepper flake and fresh basil, simmered with imported Neapolitan Roma tomatoes.
Alla Vodka – A house specialty – crushed imported Neapolitan Roma tomatoes, sautéed garlic, imported prosciutto, cream and a touch of vodka.
Rosedale’s Marinara – A light, meatless tomato sauce, using imported Neapolitan Roma tomatoes, red wine, sautéed garlic, onions and fresh basil.
White clam – Whole baby clams, sautéed with EVOO, fresh garlic, white wine, julienne onions and chopped fresh basil.
Primavera – Light flavors of garlic, EVOO and herbs with a medley of fresh garden vegetables.
Bolognese – Meat based sauce consisting of beef, pork and a tomato puree of fine ingredients.
Alfredo – A delicious mixture of Parmesan cheese, butter and cream.
The Wine: Lacryma Christi
This wine’s interesting name means “Tears of Christ” and comes from an ancient tale. There are many variations on the story, but in the Italian version of this myth, Lucifer was cast out of heaven. As he fell towards earth, he grabbed a chunk of heaven. When he reached ground, he dropped it on the foot of the Vesuvius mountain. When Jesus saw this, he wept. Those tears ran down the mountains and were made visible to humans in the streaks of lava flows down the sides of Vesuvius. When Christ’s tears finally reached the ground, vineyards grew at those spots.
The Region: Campania
The Campania region, and more specifically the area of Naples, is not only known for its unique Lacryma Christi wine, but also its cuisine. It is thought to be the birthplace of pizza. Campania also boasts a unique coffee, which is stronger than other Italian espressos.
Naples’ Limoncino, a lemon-based liquor, has also become quite famous. Traditionally, wines in Campania were produced for immediate consumption and not subjected to the lengthy aging process typical in other regions. However, in the last few decades, the winemakers have been working to reverse this perception. They have especially concentrated on the best-known wine, the Lacryma Christi, which is being regarded as a player in the
Description/Notable Flavors: The Lacryma Christi is anchored with a note of plums and prunes, giving it a full and ripe flavor, that isn’t overly fruity.
Pairs well with: Lacryma Christi pairs well with pizza, as both are Neapolitan traditions.
“If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?” -Cardinal Richeleu
We would like to congratulate our good friend Carmine Catena on his new publication which is meant to reflect your modern, Hamptons lifestyle and features a collection of inspiring stories, new travel destinations, creative food recipes, luxury lifestyle related articles for your reading pleasure.
If you’re interested in viewing the premiere issue of “hamptons views magazine”, visit:
As Carmine points out in his introductory letter, in an environment where more magazines are closing rather than launching, this project was a huge challenge and undertaking and all of us at Rosedale Brick Oven are so proud of him for seeing it through!
We wish you the best!
Rosedale Brick Oven is the Best Wood Fired Pizza and Italian Restaurant in Naples. We serve a variety of delicious Italian dishes, including pasta, lasagna, calzones oven baked sandwiches, seafood, chicken and veal entrees as well as a true Pizza Napoletana with an authentic New York style.