I just read this on the LTH Forum:
Nella Grassano, Spacca Napoli’s talented original pizzaiola, will team up with her husband, Frank Grassano, and Mia Francesca’s Scott Harris to open Nella Pizzeria Napoletana (2423 N. Clark St.), a 110-seat Neapolitan pizzeria next January. “I met Nella through the guy who sharpens my knives, Claudio Cozzini,” says Scott Harris, owner of the Francesca Group. “He called me and said, ‘Hey, I got this girl; she makes pizza.’” Harris had been talking for two years about opening a pizzeria, and quickly partnered with Grassano, a native of Naples. “She’s got recipes from her family,” Harris says. “Her father’s a pizza maker. Her grandfather is a pizza maker. Her brothers are pizza makers. I want the grandma stuff and the great-grandma stuff.” On October 1st—in what is becoming the mark of a true Neapolitan spot—a pair of Italian craftsmen arrive to build Nella’s wood-burning oven, brick by brick.