AUTHENTIC NEAPOLITAN PIZZA
BY THE BEACH
Is there anything that says Italy more than pizza? Biting into a right out of the oven pizza is just heaven! San Marzano tomatoes originate from the small town of San Marzano Sul Sarno, near Naples, Italy. This is where they first started growing in volcanic soil in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Though it is commonly believed that the first seed of the San Marzano tomato came to Campania in 1770, as a gift from the Viceroyalty of Peru to the Kingdom of Naples, and that it was planted in the area of San Marzano Sul Sarno.
Pizza dates back to 18th century when it was a garnished flat bread sold by roaming vendors to the poor in the streets. The biggest step towards its current popularity was the acceptance of tomatoes as a pizza topping by Neapolitans. The story is that pizza was endorsed by Queen Margherita in 1889 when baker Raffaele Esposito was summoned to bake for her. He then created the world famous Pizza Margherita with red San Marzano tomatoes, white mozzarella, and green basil to reppresent the colors of the Italian flag.Today, Marzano continues that rich tradition of perfect pizza making with an old-world tiled oven, lots of attention to the dough and the keep-it-simple approach to only the most amazing seasonal toppings – terrific handmade cheeses, the best tomatoes, the most savory meats and freshest basil.
Marzano is very serious about Neapolitan-style pizza that there’s an “ideology” on how the pizza dough should be prepared. The secret to our dough is that we know our ingredients; water, sea salt, flour, and yeast. We use a flour which is a highly refined flour that gets a lot of lightness in the crust. If you talk to the Neapolitans, they say that the water from Naples is key. And we don’t use oil. As far as Neapolitan pizza is concerned, you want to see the blisters come out at high heat, which won’t happen with oil.
Moreover, at Marzano, the finest locally bred and imported meats are chosen by our own in-house chef to help you get the most from your meat. A good grilled piece of meat is one of life’s simple pleasures, and we have taken pride in our grilling knowledge and skill so that meat lovers can taste the most tender and juicy meats.
A few recommendations that are simply must-trys make up a majority of Marzano’s delicious menu. The Baci Four Cheese Pizza rolled with green apples, gorgonzola, parmesan, mozzarella, arugula and balsamic vinegar. This four cheese pizza is so tasty is might just melt in your mouth!
Another absolutely stunning dish is Marzano’s Spaghetti Arrabiata. A spicy spaghetti made with fresh basil, red pepper, Marzano tomatoes, lemon juice and black pepper. A great dish if you love classic Italian cuisine with a spicy kick!
At Marzano, none of that escapes our thoughts and we take the highest care and pleasure to achieve the goal posts that meat lovers have come to demand and expect from Marzano.