Short review: definitely order the margarita DOC and you will not be dissappointed. A quality pizza!
Well, this place was closed all week, but we drove by last night on the chance they would be open. We are arrived 5 minutes after it reopened from the holiday closing. We sat across from the oven in a somewhat small sized restaurant. I would guess 12-15 tables in one row opposite the bar/counter.
We ordered the Margarita DOC right away. I proceeded to speak with the owner, James. He was very friendly and after I told him I was from pizzamaking.com, he informed me that the pizza should not be judge as his typical pizza because the oven was not up to temp. (He returned to town soon before opening and the staff was supposed to start heating the oven the day before). One thing he explained about the oven, that I don't think Marco has mentioned on this site is the thickness of the base (about 14" of solid mass). The base required a long preheat time and it just did not happen due to the holiday closing. He told me I should have called before coming (which I did), he even offered his cell number to be sure everything was correct for my next visit.
The Margarita cooked in about 2 minutes. The pie looked beautiful (see below) and was soft and somewhat floppy. I think it could have had a little more structure, but I have never been to Naples to have the real thing. The pizza was quite tasty. The first thing that I noticed was more salt than I use in my pizzas(2.4%). The sauce was excellent. The tomatoes and the bufala cheese were both top quality. It really made the pizza. I really did miss the sourdough taste in the crust (only commercial yeast is used). Taking into consideration that the oven was not up to proper temp, the pizza was very good.
Next, we ordered a sausage and roasted pepper (no picture).
This pie was somewhat of a disappointment after the DOC margarita. The sauce just did not come close to the first pizza. The cheese was also somewhat bland. The crust was better on this one.
James made us a white pizza to go, on the house. I thought that was quite generous. I ate this pizza cold, 2.5 hours later upon arriving home to Atlanta. It was really good, the bufala ricotta really made this pizza. But, what isn't good at 11 pm after a long card ride. I imagine that it would be really good when hot.