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.it/ The 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:
The pizzaiolo (right):