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Sapori Di Napoli now open in Decatur

Credit: Holly Florio

Credit: Holly Florio

After multiple delays, Sapori Di Napoli opened for business earlier this week. When I first reported on the pending opening back in June, the owners hoped to open their doors within a few weeks. As is often the case with any new restaurant, it seems that a few weeks turned into a few months, but they are finally up and running.

I’m going to give them some more time to get their feet under them before venturing over myself, but has anyone made it by this week? I’m interested to see if we have another real contender for solid Neapolitan pizza in town, especially one firing up their pies in another ACUNTO oven.

- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog

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Adam

August 31st, 2011
9:41 pm

My wife & I went with another couple on Monday night. While they have the right idea in terms of concept, the execution was pretty “First Night”-ish. Pizzas took 1/2 hour to come out, strange since the oven should cook the pizzas in 3-4 minutes. We had the margherita & the sausage & mushroom w/o sauce, and both were underdone – needed another 90 seconds or so. We’ll give it another shot, but they have a ways to go if they want to be a Decatur alternative to Antico.

Lal

September 1st, 2011
12:16 am

I posted over in Decatur Metro about Sapori Di Napoli, and I’m going to basically repeat what I said there.

We went Monday night about 9:45 PM. The owners and staff were very gracious and friendly. We had a Margherita which was excellent and very authentic. All of the ingredients were very fresh, and the crust was tender with just the right amount of char. I would have liked to have seen a little bit more basil on the pizza (maybe that’s just me).

The menu looks great, I’m looking forward to trying everything. I’m going to see if they’ll make my favorite pizza from Italy. A pizza bianco with bresaola, tomatoes, arugula and shaved Parmesan Reggiano (toss on the arugula and shaved parmesan after cooking).

We’ll definitely be back.

sansho1

September 1st, 2011
9:27 am

I’ve heard the oven may need more curing, so I’ll draw out my anticipation a little longer. But I’m glad they finally opened their doors!

cmac

September 1st, 2011
10:21 am

Saw that it was opening Monday while running by the window early that morning. Went last night. The interior of the restaurant is pretty warm, so dress lightly. This is a very casual place – you order at the counter and they bring the pizza to your table. No beer/wine license yet and you cannot open your own (this is still Decatur) so be ready to enjoy your meal sans alcohol or order take-out. The arugula salad was very fresh and good, lightly coated w/ olive oil and lemon with balsamic on the side. Unlike Adam, the timing on the pizza was fairly quick and was at the table shortly after we finished the salads. Meanwhile, the waitress brings pizza bread to the table, which was great – don’t each too much though as you can fill up on it quickly. The pizzas are not single serving pies – one is more than enough for 2 people. Ordered the salsiccia. The pizza crust was thin with a nice char – though these are not as thin as Roman pies or those that Fritti served when they first opened. The center was a little thin and could not quite hold up up to the toppings. The tomato sauce was good and not too heavily applied. There was enough sausage but only a few stray bits of basil. Not sure why they skimped on that. Overall though, this is very good pizza. Price per pie is about $14.

Grasshopper

September 2nd, 2011
9:10 am

Yippee.

Another pizza place…

Another burger joint…

Another pizza place…

Another burger joint…

Are we Dante’s first circle or the third?