The Perfect Wood-Fired Pizza, According to Roberta's | Food Skills

  • Published on Aug 28, 2017
  • Located on Moore Street in Bushwick, Roberta's isn't the oldest pizzeria in Brooklyn-not by a long shot. But since its inception in 2008, the restaurant has quickly amassed a cult following of pizza fanatics around the five boroughs. Armed with a wood-fired oven and some of the freshest ingredients in Kings County, Roberta's is a haven for those who love their pies smoked and charred over oak flames. Find out how the restaurant's "Famous Original" lives up to its name.
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  • Photograph1974
    Photograph1974 Month ago

    I love Roberta's. I visit NYC for work a few times throughout the year, and I make the trek to Bushwick at least once a year for one of Roberta's pies. I really like the slightly charred crust. The sauce to cheese ratio is perfect. I definitely recommend visiting Roberta's for a great pizza and a fun atmosphere.

    CASE CRACKA Month ago

    touch of tabalo? Speak clearly

  • Steve Yellowstone
    Steve Yellowstone 2 months ago

    This pizza looks awful.

  • kenneld
    kenneld 2 months ago

    roberta's is incredible.

  • Eric Vargas
    Eric Vargas 5 months ago

    This people are pedophiles and eat children check out pizza gate

  • salvosuper
    salvosuper 9 months ago

    looks pretty close to Italy's

  • z43
    z43 9 months ago

    they basically making american style pizza using the typical neapolitan cooking method at high temperature, thats pretty cool

  • ipissed
    ipissed 9 months ago +1

    Thanks for warning me about this nasal valley girl gayrod poser pizza joint.

  • Xander Piurek
    Xander Piurek 9 months ago +3

    Pepe's Pizza in Connecticut

  • Ebvardh Boss
    Ebvardh Boss 9 months ago

    Honestly, it looks like shit.

  • John Lang
    John Lang 9 months ago +1

    the second dude was higher than a kite

  • Raphael Khandadash
    Raphael Khandadash 9 months ago

    These fools don't dock their pizzas. Darn bubbles..

  • WizardPlayMC
    WizardPlayMC 9 months ago

    Human beings are so easily enticed by simple computer projections.
    This did not make me hungry, yet it did make me hungry about human nature and the implication of technology on our senses via a bright flat screen. How unnatural. I love it

  • y t
    y t 9 months ago

    Maybe a strange comment, but I like how they don't insist on only having a guy doing the pizza baking. Even my favorite local Mellow Mushroom (Glewood South!!!) which has good vibes seems to always have the girls on the floor and the guys in the kitchen, which is the same setup as Hooters technically.
    And that pizza. I want.

    • y t
      y t 9 months ago

      Bootbox77 agreed

  • daniel nunez
    daniel nunez 9 months ago

    Jesus fuck 22 second unskippable ad even after opening and closing the video like 10 times

  • ChardOfMight
    ChardOfMight 9 months ago

    joke about doming

  • Bones Toner
    Bones Toner 9 months ago

    That fag loves a 16 inch

  • SlowSlowSloth
    SlowSlowSloth 9 months ago

    That door sign has the same skeleton as Blackbeard's flag, cool.

  • Evil King
    Evil King 9 months ago

    Boyscout....? Not a Blacksmith? You missed a chance to be badass lol

  • mindfreek454
    mindfreek454 9 months ago +2

    This pizza looks good and all, but if you brought me that one with the giant bubble in the middle I'd be like, "wtf is this?"

  • DidYaServe
    DidYaServe 9 months ago

    that pizza looks ridiculously good. the way it bubbles up..

  • David C
    David C 9 months ago

    So many "experts" in comment section 😒

  • itsokyoucanlaugh
    itsokyoucanlaugh 9 months ago

    best pizza in nyc

  • Eric Charbonneau
    Eric Charbonneau 9 months ago

    Not enough cheese

  • Fart Ing
    Fart Ing 9 months ago

    *I love pizza*

  • electrolinks
    electrolinks 9 months ago


  • Alec Skinner
    Alec Skinner 9 months ago

    that looks amazing. If that pizza tastes any bit as good as it looks or even if the taste reflects a bit of the amount of passion they seem to have in it it youd still have an amazing fucking pizza. Have to take my wife by there some time!

  • sugreev2001
    sugreev2001 9 months ago

    Prices are a bit on the higher side, which wouldn't be a problem, but this is just a regular pizza parlor.

  • Danger Zone
    Danger Zone 9 months ago

    I am eating Del Taco.

  • My names j f
    My names j f 9 months ago

    Vice did it better

  • Blazzord
    Blazzord 9 months ago +1

    Blazzord was here.

  • clepirelli
    clepirelli 9 months ago +1

    Next time, actually go to Italy. That'd be pretty lit fam

  • DrDoomTheOptimist
    DrDoomTheOptimist 9 months ago

    Y'all are straight up Stupid and should travel more or at least open your mind or mouths a whole hell of a lot more often... Make your own pizza and eat pizza made by others everywhere. What about anything filmed for this video is burnt? Nothing.

  • ccxlolz
    ccxlolz 9 months ago

    America has to be the most pretentious place on this planet.

  • ccxlolz
    ccxlolz 9 months ago

    Another pizza video....

  • Philosophical Gaming
    Philosophical Gaming 9 months ago

    Like, oh maw gawd, tis so gawd, i luve it sooooo mach yaaaaaaaas

  • Mashed Tato
    Mashed Tato 9 months ago

    This looks like a crappy frozen pizza. Pizza on Long Island is 50x better than this

  • tryder78
    tryder78 9 months ago

    Anyone know the instrumental that starts at 0:12 ?

  • mickhick95
    mickhick95 9 months ago

    did he say 90 seconds? 2:20

  • D B
    D B 9 months ago

    I love onions but on pizza is just wrong! Completely overpowers every other flavour of the pie! My opinion. Awesome video though!

  • Ryan B
    Ryan B 9 months ago

    Looks like some damn fine pizzas 🍕

  • Jamie Martlew
    Jamie Martlew 9 months ago

    Check out how dirty that sensor is at 2:45.

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  • Magnificent Man
    Magnificent Man 9 months ago

    Damn, I hate living in the middle of nowhere.

  • Phil Perry
    Phil Perry 9 months ago

    Stop calling that crap a perfect pizza. You can call it an American pie with toppings. Stay in your lane

  • Maarten van Rossem Lezingen

    You can't tell me a pizza that's burnt tastes better than exactly the same pizza if it isn't burnt.

    • Deathbrewer
      Deathbrewer 9 months ago

      Some people get cravings for burnt toast or a burnt burger. Taste is subjective, Maarten.

  • John Yi
    John Yi 9 months ago

    Hipster pizzeria

  • Piano Man - Piano Covers

    This looks incredible. Man I miss good pizza. Grew up on the east coast near NYC. That's one thing Colorado doesn't have, good pizza.

  • BigMac Mick
    BigMac Mick 9 months ago

    did he say 90 seconds to cook the Pizza? :o

  • bigeve223
    bigeve223 9 months ago

    This very well could be my dream job, A pizzeria. Making a food that almost every single person loves.

  • Karen Everett
    Karen Everett 9 months ago

    YUMMMMM !!!!!!

  • motip51
    motip51 9 months ago

    Wish you guys paid your cooks more though.

  • Tulip xo
    Tulip xo 9 months ago


  • Soloman Vendi
    Soloman Vendi 9 months ago

    luv the channel but this is dog shi on a stick

  • RAfael Lopez
    RAfael Lopez 9 months ago

    Help me feed the world.

  • ldpetts
    ldpetts 10 months ago

    We call it the remainder its the number that remains

  • 26magicman26
    26magicman26 10 months ago +5

    2:54 but there's a giant bubble in the center the size of a softball.. could use more sauce and thicker crust anyways

  • S3V3N13TT3R5
    S3V3N13TT3R5 10 months ago

    What does this have. To do with first we feast. Shit looks like an ad for overpriced pizza

  • Munden
    Munden 10 months ago

    I need more pizza insight - this is perfect - give me more!

  • Bryan Matkin
    Bryan Matkin 10 months ago

    The gayest pizza parlor ever? Do these clowns come out to your table and blow you?

  • 99Nars
    99Nars 10 months ago

    Incredibly stretchy dough for a slowly fermented one! I want to know how they do it!

  • BryceBox
    BryceBox 10 months ago

    Good thing I had pizza in the fridge. Otherwise I'd die because of the video.

  • Christian Rivera
    Christian Rivera 10 months ago

    I'm down to eat this pizza. For real.

  • x2yll l
    x2yll l 10 months ago

    proper way to make pizza. gotta check this place out

  • The Greek
    The Greek 10 months ago

    No body wants no burnt ass pies...fucking Antfi ruined pizza now

  • Isis Orduño
    Isis Orduño 10 months ago

    Gordon Ramsey on Hot Ones pleeeeeeaaasee

  • Bad Santa
    Bad Santa 10 months ago

    Expensive cheese on toast....but not Pizza.

  • Dan Wurth
    Dan Wurth 10 months ago

    Burnt crust and under cooked cheese. OK!

  • Sarah Cutts
    Sarah Cutts 10 months ago

    I wonder if that lady is the normal pizza baker or if she was chosen because she was a woman. if there are other women running the oven I wish they could have been featured as well.

  • peachy
    peachy 10 months ago

    I've eaten there...the pizza was alright.

  • Ryan Cowan
    Ryan Cowan 10 months ago +3

    I could probably eat 3 of those little things

    • I Fapped
      I Fapped 9 months ago +3

      you mean the pizza girl? Yeah, me too

  • 420protoman
    420protoman 10 months ago +10

    a perfect wood fired pizza should never be floppy, the crust should be solid and not burned. i worked a wood fired oven for a year not just making pizza's.. in a fancy restaurant... those pizza's are shouldn't have to lift it up like that to make it right... they are making it too fast... your pizza should just get to the point where you can tip it up and the crust stays solid but NO black spots... so you gotta know your oven and max time is 7 to 8 min for the ones i would make. min time is 5 to 6, it makes them crispy but with soft pockets of air in the dough but if you cook them too fast they are not so good. I used cured expensive meats, truffle paste mixed into wild mushrooms... all sorts of crazy cheeses and more weird stuff a big list. if you watch the video on youtube how to make the world's most expensive pizza... it's a wood fired pizza made just how i said.

    • Shae Dovahkiin
      Shae Dovahkiin 9 months ago

      Urgh, Detroit-Style Pizza... Ye, we leave it at that...

    • 420protoman
      420protoman 9 months ago

      you can clearly see burnt crust in this vid, not just cheese spots.... lol....i make pizza the same way that buddy in usa makes them that makes the most expensive pizza's.. .not the stupid gold flake one.... the 100 dollar pizza's.. if ur crust is burnt... and your pizza is floppy, it sucks. i don't care what u think or what toppings you use.. or where you are from.. or who you are... really don't mean shit to me. I have worked in pizza joints. and i have worked for chefs on the same level as Gordon Ramsey. I know my shit. i dont' give a fuck who you ppl think u are, but please keep bragging about how awesome your burned crust pizza is... gawd... i had a GM that would flip out if he saw pizza's come out like that on the crust... not the cheese buddy... the crust is literally burnt. no one wants black on their white plates. maybe if your just at a pizza joint it don't matter, but when you serve expensive pizza to pretentious dick customers you have to make it perfect... that is just the way it is.

    • Shae Dovahkiin
      Shae Dovahkiin 9 months ago

      There is no "black crust" but leopard spottings on the Cornicione. They happen because of really careful handling of the dough so air bubbles stay near the edge to create an awesome crust or Cornicione. It should be crunchy on the outside and fluffly on the inside. The leopard spottings are absolutly needed for a good flavour profile. Those are needed to cut down on the sweetness of really ripe tomatoes. Either you used shitty tomatoes (sauce) or just didnt care about the full experience. Either way, I wouldnt eat that "pizza" you made.

    • Robert Conner
      Robert Conner 9 months ago

      And that makes you....??

    • 420protoman
      420protoman 9 months ago

      i have used 3 different types of woodfired ovens actually, just don't care for floppy pizza or black crust

  • Steve Holmgren
    Steve Holmgren 10 months ago +1

    We develop a sudden dopamine drip that is very pleasurable when simply viewing desirable food. Nature wants you to eat what we are seeing, but it's not actually there, it's on the screen of your computer screen, but nature doesn't know that.
    Enjoy the feels, and I"m not sorry for the psychology lesson!

    • Deathbrewer
      Deathbrewer 9 months ago

      Man (humans) have a natural love of food for that very reason: nature wants you to eat and stay alive!

  • Juliet
    Juliet 10 months ago

    Those pizzas look perfect

  • Darvensky Louis
    Darvensky Louis 10 months ago


    JC's SCRATCH & WIN 10 months ago

    Very educational video so thank you for this.

  • Vader
    Vader 10 months ago

    Address and cheap plane tickets please?

  • Juan C Salinas
    Juan C Salinas 10 months ago

    Instead of this shit how about Shaun goes there and talks to people. He's what made you guys guve him more credit. And the dude shits out fire every Thursday bring him closer to the spotlight

  • theTIVANshow
    theTIVANshow 10 months ago

    Crust to thin and not enough sauce that where all the favor is at. Just looks like a weak Pizza

  • Arcadian
    Arcadian 10 months ago

    Ok but is it b o n e l e s s ?

  • shahid ismail
    shahid ismail 10 months ago

    Wood fired pizza eh??...*Global Warmed* pizza sounds better

  • Daimon Perez
    Daimon Perez 10 months ago

    Man that's some good lookin Fuckin pizza !!!!

  • The Hamburgler
    The Hamburgler 10 months ago

    How tf is this trending with 46k views

  • Gavin Roberts
    Gavin Roberts 10 months ago

    I already saw this on the Pizza Show on vice

  • Moustafa El-Moghazi
    Moustafa El-Moghazi 10 months ago

    Looks like it has herpes

  • Vasectomy Fail
    Vasectomy Fail 10 months ago

    i wish pizza places cared if you wanted your pizza burnt or not. i love a "blonde" pizza, right before the spots turn black. i didn't order crackers that taste like charcoal

  • Mario Munoz
    Mario Munoz 10 months ago

    Millennium falco

  • mttgnz
    mttgnz 10 months ago

    I see comments here hating on them and callin them hipsters and what not while all the video shows its just a LEGIT pizzeria, the pizzas look very good, like legit italian good, maybe its just that most americans are so to eat shit idk

  • Pepe Deez Nutz
    Pepe Deez Nutz 10 months ago +2

    Nothing beats a Chicago Deep Dish! This looks like a Red Baron pizza

    • Universal Collective
      Universal Collective 10 months ago +3

      chicago deep dish isn't pizza, it's just a baby pool filled with cheese

  • Coral Reefer
    Coral Reefer 10 months ago

    It kinda pisses me off that they think they can call THAT "the perfect wood-fired pizza"...
    Side Note: Im pretty sure both of these guys are atleast half retarded

  • majornewb
    majornewb 10 months ago

    I had Roberta's last year in Williamsburg and it's the best pizza I've ever had

  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith 10 months ago


  • megabarf20
    megabarf20 10 months ago

    "Made in typical pizza fashion, the balls come out..."

    LOL LOL 10 months ago

    I was hungry till I realized the price tag.

  • Ben Caprara
    Ben Caprara 10 months ago

    but is it boneless??

  • Ononio
    Ononio 10 months ago +3

    00:24 thicc. Makes me hungry.

  • JC-savage
    JC-savage 10 months ago

    I want to try authentic New York pizza like in the movies they look so bomb .. but I'm in cali

  • Adam A.
    Adam A. 10 months ago

    I'd like to see a wood fired pizza place that uses organic cheese or vegan cheese.

  • Frogasmol
    Frogasmol 10 months ago

    That is straight up porn.

  • Daniel O'Neill
    Daniel O'Neill 10 months ago

    "Everyone's welcome." Not at those prices.