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Offline vesuvio

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opening early fall nella grassano will be opening her own pizzeria napoletana in chicago with classic pizza napoletana and specialty pizza made from nella her self, also there will be specialty pasta on the menu as well.


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vesuvio pizza

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What is a vesuvio pizza?

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What is a vesuvio pizza?

stuffed pizza diffrent toppings i like it with spicy salami mozzarella artichoke hearts mushrooms

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vesuvio,

You seem very interested in Nella's new place and her pizzas. Are you associated in any way with Nella or her new enterprise?

Peter

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That looks like her old oven.

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yes it was her old oven

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vesuvio,

You seem very interested in Nella's new place and her pizzas. Are you associated in any way with Nella or her new enterprise?

Peter
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Dish Flash: Nella Returns with Pizzeria da Nella Cucina Napoletana in Lincoln Park
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at 03:45 PMBy Penny Pollack and Graham Meyer

Nella Grassano first drew the drooling hordes at Spacca Napoli, where she made the Neapolitan-style pizzas that packed the place as soon as it opened in 2006. Then Grassano teamed up with Scott Harris of the Francesca’s chain in late 2009 to open Nella Pizzeria Napoletana on Clark Street in Lincoln Park, with plans for a second location in Little Italy. After some differences with Harris, Grassano left in mid-2010, and the second location never materialized, while Harris renamed the restaurant Francesca’s Pizzeria Napoletana. It closed in May.

Now Grassano is only a few months away from opening Pizzeria da Nella Cucina Napoletana (1443 W. Fullerton Ave.; no phone yet) in the old Tsuki space and turning out picture-perfect margheritas again. “We will have the beautiful oven like we did at Clark Street,” says Frank Grassano, Nella’s husband. “It will be built again. Everything comes from Naples again.” The oven at Clark Street he’s referring to was a 1,200-degree woodburning beauty built brick by brick by two artisans brought in from Naples, and Harris said in 2009 that Nella thought the flavor given off by the oven and the temperature it kept were irreplaceable.

Frank Grassano says that in addition to 20 to 25 pizzas, the new pizzeria will offer 10 to 12 pastas made by Nella, and probably a pizza with luxury ingredients that costs $100. They’re currently refurnishing and repainting the space, which holds 90 diners inside, and they plan to use the driveway next door as an 80-seat patio. Craft beers will be sold on draft and imported Italian beers in bottles.

They expect to be open by Christmas, Frank Grassano says—the perfect time for a green-white-red tricolor pizza.


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vesuvio,

You seem very interested in Nella's new place and her pizzas. Are you associated in any way with Nella or her new enterprise?

Peter
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Good luck with the new venture I'll be there once you open!

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thank you

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getting closer were about a month away

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Pizzeria da nella will open for business april 27

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Looks incredibly beautiful.  Thanks for sharing. 

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Is that a Forno Napolatano oven?  Looks great!
-Jeff

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yes made by our family in naples italy brick by brick

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I think shuboyje was referring to the manufacturer: "forno napoletano" (as sold by marco parente).

I'm guessing the oven above is an Agliarulo (ernesto et al) same as for the old Nella Pizzeria (and Spacca Napoli also)?
« Last Edit: April 22, 2012, 07:53:48 PM by cornicione54 »

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Interesting.  In this thread from 2005 Marco mentions the Agllarulo family as making the best ovens in Naples:

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=656.0

The oven pictured here looks very much like the ovens he sells under the Forno Napoletano name.  I wonder if this is the "secret" family who build his ovens.
-Jeff