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4 Tasty Facts About Neapolitan Pizza

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If you’ve never tried Neapolitan pizza, you’re missing out. Here are four reasons to try it today.

1. Neapolitan pizzas are small, but still perfect for sharing

The typical Neapolitan pizza is only about a foot across (though many American pizzerias also serve 16-inch pies). If you’re eating alone, you probably won’t have trouble finishing one yourself.

But their small size doesn’t make them any less perfect for sharing. Order a different pie for each person in your party and enjoy your pizza the Italian way—family style!

2. Don’t just order a slice

Neapolitan pizzas are usually served unsliced, meaning you can’t just walk in and order a slice. Of course, their small size means this isn’t a problem since a whole pie is a satisfying lunch.

3. A pie cooks in less than two minutes

Neapolitan pizza is cooked in stone-fired brick ovens that heat up to over 600 degrees. That heat causes the dough to rise right before your eyes—meaning your lunch is ready in minutes and making it a great opportunity for children to watch and interact with chefs.

4. The original pizza margherita has been joined by a host of delicious cousins

Raffaele Esposito invented pizza margherita in Naples in 1889, topping his pie with fresh tomatoes, sliced mozzarella, basil and extra virgin olive oil. Today, Neapolitan pizza is made with any number of extra toppings American diners have come to know and love.

Ready to give it a try? Head over to Stone L’Oven, with locations in Canton, Brewster and Newton so you don’t have to go out of your way to experience Neapolitan pizza at its best. Visit stoneloven.com for contact info, menus and to order online.

NewsletterEmily Oman