While most pizza in the Chicago area represents the iconic deep dish and thin crust styles of the region, Fiammé offers mouthwatering pies that capture the essence of traditional Neapolitan pizzas in a cozy, welcoming Naperville pizzeria. Here is a closer look at how Fiammé is able to replicate Naples-style thin crust pizzas cooked to delicious perfection.
Authentic oak-fired ovens
The oven is the key to mastering the art of Neapolitan pizza making, and Fiammé features two traditional brick ovens fueled by burning oak. Temperatures in the ovens range from 800-1000 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing the pizza to cook in just about 90 seconds. In this short period of time, the crust is charred on the outside, but remains chewy and light on the inside.
From San Marzano tomatoes to buffalo milk mozzarella (Mozzarella di Bufala), the ingredients at Fiammé are nothing short of authentic. Fresh sausages and cured meats are also imported directly from Italy, offering meat lovers something to savor on their pizzas.
Simplicity in toppings
The Naples way of preparing pizza relies on relatively few ingredients. Because the quality of the cheese, tomatoes, meats and vegetables is so exceptional, only one or two toppings are needed to create a delectable flavor to enjoy any night of the week.
To experience the true flavors of Naples in Naperville, IL, check out Fiammé online for a look at their menu and to find out about upcoming special events at the restaurant. You can reach Fiammé by calling 630-470-9441.