Limited choices in NYC for certified authentic Neapolitan pizza - FOX 35 News Orlando

Limited choices in NYC for certified authentic Neapolitan pizza

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Spend 20 minutes with Via Tribunali Pizza manager Giuseppe Giordano and you get the sense he can make any preparation of any dish sound delicious. But when Giuseppe talks pizza, he talks of history and tradition and -- in his judgment -- one of the great unreported crimes against the human palette.

"Finally people are starting to understand and appreciate pizza Napoletana, which has been really bastardized throughout the world," he says.

For this Naples native, the preservation of the original Napoletana-style pizza requires the existence of a sort of pizza high council.

Donato Rumi works for that high council, a 30-year-old Naples nonprofit that approved Giuseppe's Via Tribunali as one of only three pizza joints in all of New York City certified as making authentic Napoletana-style pizza.

"We are very precise and very picky," Rumi says. The group sends over someone to inspect the entire process.

And at Via Tribunali, that process requires precise ingredients, training, and preparation that ends in a custom-built, 900-degree wood-fired oven made from lava stone imported from the Vesuvius region of Italy.

"It's home," Giuseppe says. "It's my heart."

It is a thin pizza made with only a few ingredients, the dough pushed out to make the borders a little thicker, and a crust that's always hollow.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Cocktails with Moses Laboy

    Cocktails with Moses Laboy

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:49:46 GMT
    Mixologist Moses Laboy came to Friday Night Live to mix up some cocktails to get us started on the holiday weekend. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Laboy has mixed drinks at Red Rooster, Los Americanos, Le Colonial NYC, and elsewhere. He has served drinks to President Obama and President Clinton.
    Mixologist Moses Laboy came to Friday Night Live to mix up some cocktails to get us started on the holiday weekend. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Laboy has mixed drinks at Red Rooster, Los Americanos, Le Colonial NYC, and elsewhere. He has served drinks to President Obama and President Clinton.
  • ME: Cops' restraint of man factor in death

    ME: Cops' restraint of man factor in death

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:17:48 GMT
    The death of a drugged, emotionally disturbed man restrained by police near St. Patrick's Cathedral has been ruled a homicide. The medical examiner's office cited "physical restraint by police" Friday as a factor in Ronald Singleton's July 13 death.
    The death of a drugged, emotionally disturbed man restrained by police near St. Patrick's Cathedral has been ruled a homicide. The medical examiner's office cited "physical restraint by police" Friday as a factor in Ronald Singleton's July 13 death.
  • Labor Day dishes by Chef Jason Tilmann

    Labor Day dishes by Chef Jason Tilmann

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:57:58 GMT
    If you're looking to beef up your Labor Day barbecue with something different, Chef Jason Tilmann, the executive chef at Strand Bistro in Midtown Manhattan, has some ideas and tips. Chef Tilmann demonstrated several dishes.
    If you're looking to beef up your Labor Day barbecue with something different, Chef Jason Tilmann, the executive chef at Strand Bistro in Midtown Manhattan, has some ideas and tips. Chef Tilmann demonstrated several dishes.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices