Pizza bracket 7: Siena vs. Tratttoria Aroma
It’s almost unfair to call the pies that emerge from Trattoria Aroma and Siena “pizzas,” so far removed are they from the classic Buffalo pie. It should also be noted that these are full-service fine dining experiences, with a wide range of refined Italian offerings on their respective menus and extensive wine lists. Nonetheless, both are known for their pizza, which accounts for their inclusion in this competition.
Trattoria Aroma is, of course, part of the Aroma Empire, with its brethren Vino, Café, and Trattoria Aroma City. We decided to grab ours from Trattoria Aroma in Williamsville.
Siena, an outpost of Henry Gorino-ville on Main in Snyder, produces fine chow like its cousins, 800 Maple in Williamsville and Oliver’s on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, and features hearth-baked pizzas.
Both restaurants offer Margherita pies: Siena’s with tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, and sautéed mushrooms (we had them hold the ’shrooms), Aroma’s with mozzarella, basil, and tomato sauce. There was no pepperoni at Aroma, so we had them add sopressata, an Italian salami normally full of character.
The winner of this bracket will be revealed in the November issue of Buffalo Spree. Who would you pick? Reply in comments and you will also be eligible to win our Pizza Showdown contest.