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It's a Pizza Party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pizza Napoletana

Antico - Italian for “Ancient,” describes our preparation method dating back to the origin of Pizza Napoletana. Handmade by skilled Italian pizzaioli, with all-natural products from Napoli and Campania, the recipe has been perfected over many generations. It is unquestionably Verace Artigianale – “True Artisan” – as defined by the Napoletani traditions.

Verace Pizza Napoletana Artiginale ~ “STG “ as originally made in Naples, Italy by Raffaelle Esposito circa 1889 and served to Queen Margherita. There are strict guidelines (STG) in Italian Law as to what can be called Pizza and how it must be made. This is the Pizza style that was introduced to America by Gennaro Lombardi of Naples originally to New York in 1905. Many famous Pizzerias have spawned from there to craft Vera Pizza Napoletana. Ironically, these operators are not only still in business but usually have several-hour waits to get a table and are nationally famous.

The Craft

Making Pizza Napoletana in the Verace Artiginale (true Artisan) method requires a strict process and certain products only available in the Campania region of Southern Italy. The Savory crust is a result of hand kneaded dough crafted in small batches. Nothing added but the finest sea-salt, fresh water and a century of passion. Hand crushed, San Marzano D.O.P. tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella di Bufala from Campania and Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the highest quality are the typical products good enough to top an Antico Pizza.

Antico pizza is lightly charred in ovens built from Refractory Sorrento Stone, designed to perfectly distribute the 900 degree heat generated by our select hardwoods. Our 3 Grande Forni (ovens) were hand made In Naples and shipped by sea and weigh over 10,000 lbs each. The world famous Acunto ovens are the same oven in Naples most famous Pizzeria such as Brandi where Rafaelle Esposito made the first Magherita Pizza for the Queen. The intense heat is contained by ancient Santa Maria brick and Volcanic Rock from Mt. Vesuivius is underlaid beneath the cooking chamber. We hand pick our San Marzano D.O.P and Pomodorini tomatoes form the best farm of the Sarno Valley in Campania. We use only Fresh Mozzarella di Bufala on each Pizza as well as Fior di Latta Mozzarella which we bring by Air each week form Naples … Fresh!

Our Story

Antico was inspired by a man’s journey to his Grandparents village just outside of Naples Italy, about 5 years ago. Giovanni Di Palma arrived in Cimiltie and Nola to make a family contribution to the famous Commune Basilica built in 300 A.D. where Felice and Louisa Di Palma were married, for its preservation efforts. It was there he met a bunch of men name Felice after the towns Patron Saint as was his Grandfather. He was given a private tour and prayed on the Tomb of San Felice where Pope John Paul had before. Above the Basilica sits the First Church Bell in the History of Christianity and it still rings each day at 6 o’clock. Felice was a baker/ Pizzaiolo and Lousia worked at the family Pasticerria (in Nola) where they met before coming to New York in 1914. It was there Giovanni was introduced to Innocenzo Ambrosio the owner of Molino San Felice an ancient flour miller in our family’s small village of Cimitile. After touring the facility Cenzo and Giovanni went into the City of Naples to the most famous street for Pizza Napoletana, “Via Tribunali” in the Centro Storia neighborhood. It was at that meeting, with Ernesto Cacciali and Dr. Clauido Ospite at Il Presidente Pizzeria, along with the owner of San Felice flour of his Grandfather’s village. Giovanni felt this was more than coincidence and from that day forward, Antico’s vision was born. Giovanni and his son Gianluigi, with the passion and Neapolitan pride like no other, have now made Antico and Pizza Napoletana as he enjoyed that day, now available to all.

Maestro Pizzaiolo Giovanni Di Palma has been annointed Ambasciatore of the prestigious Margherita Regina Associazione of Napoli, and he has committed to attach his family lineage, train and oversee the daily operations of the Brand and production. The Margherita Regina Associazione of Napoli, highly endorse our Pizza of only a select few outside of Naples as Verace Pizza Napoletana Artiginale. Namely, Sig. Ernesto Cacciali who was requested to prepare Pizza for Pope John Paul, President Bill Clinton for the G7 Summit, and some of the 2006 World Cup Champion Azzuri Team has personally mentored Giovanni and signed his certification documents. Giovanni has worked and trained with the Maestro’s of Italy in Naples, Salerno and in Rome with Italy’s largest Flour Miller.

The restaurant does not take reservations so we will do our best to sit together. I'm not putting a limit on the number of people who can attend. Start time is 6:00 but get here when you can.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed seeing everyone and the pizza.

    As always, thanks for getting this together Kim!

    August 12, 2013

  • Vanessa M.

    Sorry I had to rush and did not meet anyone from the group! I had a friend get in a bind with having to get to the airport and I had to help her so I came and ate around 5:30 and was out of there before 6!

    August 12, 2013

  • masood

    I'm so sorry missed you all, I got there 7:15

    August 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We are sorry to have missed you too Masood! It was great fun watching them make the pizzas and throw the dough in the air but given that we were at a table right in front of the three ovens, I don't think anyone wanted to linger any longer than we did. :)

      1 · August 11, 2013

  • Bill

    Delighted that I was finally able to get Antico Pizza. A terrific way to try their various styles of pizza with such great company tonight. Thanks to my true "friend" David for supplying the wine.

    August 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Glad you liked it, Bill. It was my pleasure!

      August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great meeting you all. Had a great time. Kim, hope your 10 mile walk went well. ;-)

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was good seeing everyone.

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Jen

    We are ordering four pizzas and will be in the back. Come find us

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone here? How do I find you?

    August 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have just reached. Am outside

      August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't forget you can bring alcohol. Might want to bring cash too, though not necessary. I am bringing a bottle opener.

    August 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Do they accept plastic?

      August 10, 2013

    • Bill

      And some wine I hope.

      August 10, 2013

  • Vanessa M.

    Hi am here but an unexpected change in evening plan means I have to eat early and leave by 6:30 latest ...

    August 10, 2013

  • masood

    I'll be a little bit late.

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fly boarding rained out

    August 10, 2013

  • Vanessa M.

    Bringing my roommate!

    August 10, 2013

  • Vanessa M.

    Fab choice

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fly boarding is taking much longer than anticipated. I'll catch up with everyone soon!

    August 10, 2013

  • Nan

    I am in the middle of finally unpacking my stuff today and I worn out.

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My plans with nephew have changed AGAIN so I am going to pass. See you at next event. Have fun!

    August 8, 2013

    • Bill

      Hey Jan, you still have another day to change your mind again. :) Tell your nephew to get a metro card and ride the subways. Nobody going to NYC should miss out do that.

      1 · August 8, 2013

  • Ron A.

    When the moon hits your eyes like a big pizza pie that's amore when you feel like you had to much wine your in love

    August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all.....my 25 year old nephew is in town and won't be leaving until Sunday morning. Would you mind if I brought him to our pizza party? We are most likely going to go to a movie afterwards. Otherwise, I will have to cancel again as he changed his plans ONCE AGAIN. His birthday is at the end of the month and I would like to take him out before he goes on to New York.

    Bill.....you might be able to give him some pointers on visiting New York for the first time.

    Let me know.

    August 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, Jan, I indicated in my initial posted comment that everyone can bring guests so bring him along. :)

      August 6, 2013

  • Bill

    CL Atlanta has the San Gennaro pizza in their top 100 dishes. Here is the link and a great photo.
    http://clatl.com/atlanta/san-gennaro-pizza-at-antico-pizza-napoletana/Content?oid=8024399

    August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Y'all have fun. My brother and sister in law are in town this weekend and we will be dining all about town (no pizza this trip.) You should check out Ammazza. Better ambience and bar, AND better pizza, IMO.

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're going to play this loosey goosey. We can sit inside but there is a good chance we won't all be at one table so we may decide to make a tailgate party out of it. Jen and I tested the product last week and found it quite edible. :) But we did move up the start time.

    July 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can't wait :)!! I spoke with Clay and there will be time to flyboard and make this event, even with the earlier start time. Aug 10th is going to be an awesome day!!

      July 27, 2013

  • Jen

    I seriously cannot wait for this !!!!!

    June 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jen, if you think we need to "test" the product before the event, I'm in. :)

      July 2, 2013

  • Bill

    Watch the pizza being made by the owner on this video from Georgia Traveler
    http://www.gpb.org/georgia-traveler/season-6/segment/antico-pizza

    July 1, 2013

  • Vanessa M.

    Fab choice

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the heads up!

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a BYOB place that does not charge corkage and the food is wonderful...

    June 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for confirming!

      June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Because this is not a typical dinner event with reservations, there will be no penalty if you no-show. Also, while most events don't have a +1 option, please feel free to bring a guest. Lastly, I think this restaurant is BYOB, but I will confirm. Thanks, Jen, for the suggestion!

    June 16, 2013

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