Antipasto is sold for 2 or 4. Knowing we were going to feast on pizzas we went for 4 between 6 and there was certainly enough for us. The flatbread that comes is delicious so it was a great convivial way to start.
We were told the pizzas only take 90 seconds to cook in their impressive wood fired oven and whilst it took a bit longer than that for them to arrive, it was certainly fast enough. We gorged on 6 different pizzas selected from the blackboard. There's plenty of variety with tomato based and the less common but not unusual bianco type.
The pizzas are thin and crispy Neopolitan style with a tasty blistered char to the dough. Toppings are not heavy and whilst I think they could have taken the sauce and toppings closer to the edge, it's only a minor quibble. My personal favourite was the Amarice which was guanciale (pig cheek bacon) with Parmesan and with the San Marzano tomato base. My least favourite was the one with ricotta and n'duja as I found it slightly weirdly sweet and the textures to soft but my least favourite was someone else's favourite so winners all round!
The Aperol spritzes we ordered were too heavy on the Aperol to be refreshing and were a bit cloying and thick but a quick word meant more soda water was added to lift them up. And the waitress noticed one of our party didn't drink her's even after the addition of soda water and knocked it off the bill for failing to hit the mark.
We were in a rush to leave because of our theatre booking but as luck would have it, the credit card machine didn't work. Eventually it did and we were on our way but I received a call from the restaurant 5 minutes later explaining that the last credit card payment one of group made was actually overcharged by $30 and they'd return the money if we popped back in. We appreciate the honesty and the effort they made.
SPQR is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase Senatus Populusque Romanus which takes me back to my high school Latin classes...Caecilius est in foro...amo, amas, amat...anyway, it means the Senate and the People of Rome...patriotic pizza for the people and certainly what SPQR offered our party was pleasing enough to the people.