Fans of Neapolitan pizza will soon have another in town destination for authentic style pies in Decatur. Sapori di Napoli, a joint venture of two brothers from Naples, will open in the coming weeks at 314 Church St. near the Decatur square.
Daniele and Ambrogio Florio are the team behind the new operation, whose sign many Decatur regulars may now recognize. Daniele, who has worked as a chef in Italy, London, and New York City, came to the states 8 years ago, and his brother Ambrogio, a trained pizzaiolo, recently moved to Georgia from Italy to start the new restaurant.
Pizza-nerds will be interested to know that the brothers will fire up their pies in a recently acquired 5,000 lbs ACUNTO wood-burning brick oven. That name may sound familiar to those of us in Atlanta, as Antico currently sports three ACUNTO ovens in their kitchen.
Though they hoped for Sapori di Napoli to open right about now, some permit delays have pushed things back, but the team hopes to be slinging pies within a few weeks.
I’m definitely interested to see how Sapori di Napoli will stack up against the likes of Antico, Fritti, and newcomer Double Zero Napoletana. Regardless, it is always good news that we have another behemoth wood-burning pizza oven in town.
- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog