Pizza Bocca Lupo @ San Pedro Market Square
"In bocca al lupo!" This frequently used expression in Italy literally means "in the wolf's mouth". Not the best place to be until you find out it actually means "good luck" and is the equivalent of "break a leg".
Not only does it sound good, it tastes good, too! During the first few weeks we have heard enthusiastic comments like "I feel the taste of Italy in my mouth", "It's a pizza from heaven", "the best pizza ever!".
Why? Because we use authentic Neapolitan pizza ingredients. Combined with the wood burning Neapolitan oven and our knowledgeable and friendly staff you'll get a delicious pizza that you would otherwise have to travel to Italy to find.
The owner of Pizza Bocca Lupo was born in Naples to Dutch parents. He spent his first four years in the birthing city of the pizza Margherita, moved to different countries, but spent all his summers in Naples. He survived on, you guessed it, pizza margherita. It's the Neapolitans' favorite fast food. Needless to say that this restaurant is a dream come true for the owner.
He went to Naples during the summer of 2011. He spent a couple of weeks at a Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana – certified pizzeria. And was trained by a very seasoned pizzaiolo, who is also a personal friend of the owner's parents.
While he was in Naples he checked in with the builder of "il forno", the oven you can admire in our restaurant today. He handpicked the glass tiles with copper inserts. The oven was built by a third generation wood-burning-pizza-oven builder.
As mentioned before, we have the privilege of flash baking your pizza in the oven for 90 seconds or less. It will bake at 900F. The result is crunchy and gooey at the same time with subtle, but very rich flavors. Food chemistry at it's best!!
The tomatoes and flour are imported from Naples through local distributors, the mozzarella (including buffalo mozzarella) and basil are also purchased locally. We have looked on Yelp and try to ask our customers how they like their pizza. Obviously everyone's taste is different. Please tell our cashier if you have a preference; more basil, more salt, less cheese, extra mushrooms, easy on the pepper flakes (diavola) etc. Some requests will add a slight amount to your bill.