Pizza in Florence to rival Naples
I have eaten pizza in Naples several times and left shocked by the knowledge that the pizza in New Jersey could not compare. Story: Pizza by the slice.
The restaurant owner Signore Nicole and his wife Melina serve an extensive number of Italian dishes in addition to a great pizza. While waiting for our pizza Nicole showed me their photo album of the countless kinds of pizza, pasta and fish dishes available! There is a special section just for deserts and I hope to return just to sample a few of these.
Pizzeria Mamma Napoli Piazza del Mercato Centrale 17 rosso, 50123 Florence, Italy
http://www.mammanapolibvc +39 055 211131
The young pizza ‘chef’ won the 2014 award.
I had a quick lesson in pizza creation and a surprise fact that a particular flour is used for pizza and not the dough you would use for ‘demonstrations” of tossing a disk of dough into the air. Demonstration dough needs to be more elastic.
|The huge wood fired oven cooks a pizza quickly with wonderful crispy edges|
- In addition to the great food at Mamma Napoli was the friendly attention. No one tried to rush me, I probably could have sat comfortably for an hour without any suggestion that I should ‘leave’ because the table would be needed soon
- The food was served hot. Since I had left the table to take photo and annoy the chef with questions I was asked if they could heat it again……how thoughtful but i didn’t want to wait to ‘dig in’ since the smell was very inviting.
The restaurant offers outdoor seating as well as several large interior rooms.
The convenient location right behind the San Marco food and out door market. Take a break from selecting scarves, leather bags or souvenirs and enjoy one of the many Neapolitan favorites.
Thank you Rachel for translating during lunch and photos.