Screen shot of Mason Wartman, owner of Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, on Ellen.
I hadn’t been to Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in months (you try being a 24-year-old female who goes on weeks-long guilt trips after eating four slices in a row), when I randomly found myself in the area this past Monday with a grumbling stomach and an equally food-deprived cousin.
“Let’s go to Rosa’s,” I said.
And, while I’d been there several times before and was aware of their optional buy-it forward purchase (one dollar buys another ‘slice’ that you get in the form of a post-it note, while a person in need takes the note and gets the tasty slice), nothing prepared me for the shop’s new look: what had been a respectable accumulation of post-its is now a total heartfelt post-it notes interior!
Click here to see Ellen give Rosa's her stamp of approval.
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More pizza for Philadelphia. Rosa’s Fresh Pizza is coming to 25 S 11th Street this fall. The real estate deal was just completed and owner Mason Wartman hopes to open in September.
Wartman left a finance career inNew York to come back to Philadelphia to open Rosa’s, which is named for his mother.
Rosa’s Fresh Pizza Coming to Jefferson [The Insider]