Vera Pizza Napoletana
A Wood-Burning Oven at 900º + Authentic Italian Ingredients, Techniques & Equipment
It’s Not the Water. It’s the Artisan.
From the high quality, simple ingredients, to hand-stretched dough, our authentic Neapolitan style of pizza will transport you to Naples, Italy. With a crisp crust, but airy light cornicione, the pizza is adorned with the meld of Italian tomatoes and buffalo milk mozzarella. We utilize the same centuries-old techniques that Neapolitan masters use to create a truly authentic pizza. Italy’s finest San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala from Campagna (buffalo milk mozzarella), and a top-secret dough form the foundation of the pizza, but the true craft is in mastering the wood fired oven. The meld of flavors and textures make pizza a perfect food- sweet, salty, sour, bitter…soft, crispy. Yes, they’re all there! What is most commonly considered pizza (tomato, mozzarella, basil) was supposedly created on June 11, 1889 by a pizza maker named Raffaele Esposito. This Pizzaiolo (meaning pizza maker in Italian and spelled Pizzaiuolo in Neapolitan) created a special pizza for the visit of Queen Margherita of Savoia. He made 3 different pizzas but the Queen fell in love with one in particular topped with three ingredients representing the three colors of the Italian Flag. The Italian flag was represented by the tomatoes (red), mozzarella (white), and basil (green). Esposito named this pizza “Pizza alla Margherita” in honor of the Queen. Whether Esposito was the first to use those ingredients or not, this is known as the classic Neapolitan pizza.