What is not to love about this incredible restaurant? I ate here after my first generation Italian friend told me how excellent this pizza is and how much it tastes like pizza made in his homeland. I absolutely agree after having tried it-my family was going 3 times a week for a month after we found this gem!
They're one of only 2 Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) verified pizzerias in all of Texas. VPN certification means that their oven is imported from Italy, all ingredients must be exact to the requirements of the certifier, along with all equipment. Its the only pizza I've ever tasted that has been so close to the pizza I ate in Naples and Sorrento, Italy. Because of the strict requirements, the pizza is a little more expensive but its worth every penny because you're getting top notch ingredients-you can taste the difference.
The menu includes authentic recipes (Italians eat their pizza with very few ingredients-very different from what Americans are used to) but they also include some recipes with more traditional toppings. The tapas are delicious & varied, the menu includes chef's specialties every weekend-do not miss these!
The restaurant is located in Adriatica part of Stonebridge, so the cobblestone street, the stone building & beautiful covered patio make you feel like you're dining somewhere on an Italian mountainside. The mural on the wall is a nice touch-a Naples seaside cityscape. Also, the staff is amazing here. I cannot believe they remembered me after my first visit there, top notch service from the best in the area.
This restaurant comes highly recommended by me & my family who are addicted to its goodness.
Extra tip for those who live closeby: you can order large sized pizzas for pick up that are not available for eat in! Extra deliciousness!
Another tip: make sure you check hours-they have lunch & dinner hours & close for a few hours each day. At the time of this review, hours are as follows:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30 am-3pm & 5-9pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am-3pm & 5-10pm