Update: Via Napoli reservations available August 6th. The restaurant will soft open on August 5th and grand open on September 10th.
According to a press release from the Patina Group, here’s a bit more information trickling out about Epcot’s new Italian Pizzeria, Via Napoli, set to open in September 2010:
Featured on the Via Napoli Menu will be several authentic Neapolitan pizzas. Here are just a few that were mentioned in the press release:
- pizza bianca (the restaurant will likely offer several different types of white pizza)
- quattro stagioni (featuring artichokes, ham, eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes)
- piccante (with chicken sausage, tomatoes, hot pepper, provolone, mozzarella)
- traditional margherita pizza
Famed Pizzaiolo Charlie Restivo will serve as executive chef, and ingredients will include Marzano tomatoes, Caputo flour, handmade fresh mozzarella, Parma Cotto, crumbled sausage, and water calibrated specifically to the pH found in Naples.
Storyline and Restaurant Features
The three wood-burning ovens of Via Napoli will be named after the three active volcanoes in Italy –- Mount Etna, Mount Vesuvius and Stromboli (ah ha — a Pinocchio reference! Or is that the other way around…).
Each oven will be sculpted with the “face of the volcano” — reflecting the gods whose mythology surrounds each volcano’s history.
That’s what we know so far! Check out our other coverage of Epcot’s Via Napoli here.