July 1, 2021 — Picture of Kelly of Ema Rossi Neapolitan Pizzeria at the ribbon cutting holding Rockville Chamber plaque.
Ema Rossi is a family-owned pizzeria named after owner and chef Manuel Ruiz’s mother Emanuela, who instilled in him a love of cooking from an early age, particularly of Italian recipes passed down to her from her parents who emigrated from Umbria. The owner brings his Italian roots and love of good food and great hospitality to everything we create.
Our mission is to deliver an exceptional culinary experience without pretension. We insist upon the use of quality ingredients, sourcing the most authentic, natural, and locally-sourced meats, cheeses, and produce. For our pizza, we use only four ingredients: non-GMO double-zero flour, pure mineral water, sea salt, and live yeast. Our Neapolitan-style pizzas are baked to perfection, with a slight char, in an authentic “Acunto Mario” wood-fired brick oven imported directly from Naples, Italy. We also offer antipasti, fresh salads, homemade pastas, and Italian gelato. Our restaurant is reminiscent of a small, local trattoria in the heart of Italy. Everything is made from scratch. Our simple yet unique wine list offers wines from various regions in Italy and we offer beers from local Maryland breweries.
Food is our passion and we can’t wait to share it with you!