"Now I know what a good oven is. This one is very forgiving.(Acunto) Like a good car, it's very easy to drive. The one I have in Brooklyn (Valoriana ) is much more temperamental, much more difficult to keep at the same range. This oven is very, very friendly. It makes a nice pizza. The temperature of the stone is always in balance with the temperature of the inside of the oven, so that the pizza is cooked on the top and bottom in the same time. It's not raw on top and burned on the bottom.
It was imported from Italy, right?
It was made in Napoli and imported from there. There are only a few in this country. It's a very expensive oven, especially once you go there and bring it back, and everyone has robbed you, from Napoli to here! It ends up being an expensive oven!
But worth it?
Yeah, it's worth it. What price, though, I don't know. He told me $40,000. I think it's $20,000. "
This quote is from a conversation with Motorino owner M.Palumbino after taking over UPN last year,in an article published in the Village Voice.