In tomorrow’s AJC I have a review of Campania, the one-year old Neapolitan pizzeria in Alpharetta. Here, the imported custom-made oven is the restaurant’s main draw and takes center stage. It produces thin, wet pizzas dotted with blistered dough bubbles that will feed your pizza lust. You may or may not notice that they are missing a moment of magic. But that shouldn’t stop you from experiencing one, if only for the wood-charred crust alone. You may just have to sniff out the right set of toppings.
You’ll also discover that there’s more here worth trying than just what’s kissed by the oven. For me, the perfect meal is a salumi plate ($12) paired with a simple verde salad ($7), its magnificent piling of arugula expertly dressed with a pop of lemon and extra-virgin olive oil. Servings are large, so plan to share and chat while you nibble olives and pick over meaty stacks of prosciutto di Parma, spicy Calabrese salami and Parma cotto. That plus a triangle or two of the rosetta (pizza dough bread $4) and I’m golden.
At Campania, you’ll find your favorites and enjoy them in a customer-friendly atmosphere. Here, that’s where the magic is. I gave it a grade of 2 stars.
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–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog