Neapolitan pizza may be the most popular style of pizza in the entire world. You can just as commonly get it in Italy as you can in Connecticut or through out the U.S. Neapolitan pizza is traditionally made with simple ingredients, tomatoes from Italy, mozzarella cheese, and olive oil.
An Old Tradition
So why do people love this pizza so much? The answer may be simpler then we think. Neapolitan pizza was first made by Italian immigrants in America. This style of pizza is where “New Haven” style pizza was born from. Three simple ingredients come together like a match made in heaven.
Because of this people associate Neapolitan pizza with home, and the comfort of familiarity. If you are a pizza lover, chances are the first pizza you can remember tasting are or based off Neapolitan style pies.
Or maybe people love Neapolitan pizza because of how its cooked. Neapolitan pizza is traditionally cooked in piping hot ovens. At Frank Pepe’s we use coal fired ovens that bake at 600 degrees. This is what gives Neapolitan pizza its signature charred crust, which adds to the flavor of the pie. That combined with mozzarella cheese creates a crisp and chewy pie that keeps our loyal customers coming back generation after generation.
Want to see for yourself why people love Neapolitan Pizza? Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana has been serving traditional Neapolitan pies since 1925. Visit one of our locations today, including the recently opened Warwick, Rhode Island location!