What is Neapolitan Pizza?
Neapolitan pizza captures the pure essence of simple and delicious Italian food. Savino Pizzeria practices the traditional techniques to produce the true Neapolitan pizza that you would find in the proud pizzerias of Naples.
It starts with our hand built brick oven imported from Italy that bakes the pizza at 900 F in 60 – 90 seconds. Now that’s hot!
The dough mixer, also imported from Italy, is the one found in most pizzerias in Naples because it is the one that most accurately imitates kneading by hand.
The dough is made with Italian Style ‘00’ flour and love. All ingredients are strictly measured for consistency and all of the dough is leavened for at least 24 hours before we will use it to make our pizza. Nothing less will do. Even the refrigerated condiment rail and pizza prep. table with granite top is imported from Italy to keep the ingredients cool and fresh. It’s also a pleasure to hand stretch each dough ball into a pizza on a natural surface. This dough in our oven produces the most amazing charred crust while maintaining a soft and chewy centre.
For our tomato sauce, we use D.O.P. San Marzano tomatoes from the Agro Sarnese-Nocerino area near Naples as they are of the highest quality.
We use Fior’ di latte (or flower of the milk) cheese and ricotta made fresh right here in Calgary. Imported Italian deli meats will always be on hand. Parmigiano Reggiano. Say no more.