Sunday, January 24, 2010


Pupatella is opening a restaurant.  And we’re going to blog about it!  The address is 5104 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington.  It is going to be a lot of work to turn it into a Neapolitan pizzeria, though. Even though it used to be a restaurant, previous tenants took everything (even the light bulbs and the air-conditioner!) and we have to basically build a pizzeria from an empty shell. While it is going to be a lot of work, we’re excited - having nothing there means that we’ll get to make the space exactly how we want it.  


Step 1. Order a wood-burning pizza oven from Naples.  Marco Parente is our guy in Naples.  They have this oven shop, called Forno Napoletano.  http://forno-napoletano.itThe ovens are built from local bricks and clay by Neapolitan artisans.  We personally tasted pizzas made in one of those ovens and they were the best!  It was in this pizzeria called Da Salvo, just outside of Naples. The pizzeria was great by the way, the best in the Naples area.  Not only they had the best-tasting pizzas, they also had amazing appetizers and fried calzones.  I must show you some pictures. Pizza Margherita:

Fried Calzone

The oven:

The pizzaiolo (right):


  1. Congratulations on your news! I can't wait to bring the family for a meal!

  2. This is great news! Arlington has an abundance of lousy pizza and a dearth of good pizza. I for one can say that you will have my business from day one. Any estimate on when you might be open for business?

  3. We are so excited to have you moving into our neighborhood! We can walk there, so you'll be seeing a lot of us I'm sure!

  4. i totally miss your pizzas from the pupatella cart. i have yet to taste the same good quality pizza now that i'm back in singapore!