Atlanta lands slice of heaven with launch of new Italian pizzeria

Located in the heart of Buckhead, Fuoco di Napoli offers authentic Italian cuisine, from Regina Margherita pizza to calzones
(PR NewsChannel) / January 16, 2012 / ATLANTA 

When the staff at Fuoco di Napoli opened their doors on Dec. 5, 2011, they had no idea how quickly their restaurant would grow, especially being a small business in a tough economy. However, with the perfect mix of Southern hospitality and Italian cuisine, Fuoco di Napoli, or the fire of Naples, has been sprouting with new business since it opened.

With its authentic Italian dishes and an in-house pizza school, Fuoco di Napoli has a lot to offer their local Buckhead community. The Italian pizzeria has recently expanded its services by launching online ordering, and they plan to implement a customer loyalty program by Feb. 1, 2012.

The Buckhead Italian restaurant partnered with local legend Enrico Liberato, the Maestro Pizzaiolo of Atlanta, to offer the first Pizzaiolo Napoletani Assoianti, a pizza school, in the United States. He shows students how to create their own mouth-watering flavors, and teaches them how to stir up the fires of Naples in their own kitchens.

“Pizza has changed my life, and it’s a true blessing to work with such fine people,” says Liberato. “The American dream for this native Italian is finally coming true.” 

Co-owner of the Buckhead Italian restaurant, Lori G McDowell agrees, saying, “Combining great strengths and uniting the right people has ignited Fuoco di Napoli.”

The authentic Italian pizzeria started when a few southerners fell in love with the Maestro Pizzaiolo’s authentic Neapolitan pies. Fuoco di Napoli offers customers a simple variety of pizza creations, from the original Regina Margherita to Pizza, del Re, or the King’s Pizza, topped with San Marzano tomatoes, bufala mozzarella, ham, mushrooms, artichokes, black olives, basil and olive oil. If pizza with crisp, full-flavored crust isn’t your thing, the Buckhead Italian restaurant also serves up hot calzones, hearty salads and cannolis.

While Fuoco di Napoli has much to offer in terms of atmosphere and cuisine, the authentic Italian pizzeria is deeply rooted in the culture and history of Italy and most importantly, pizza. A Neapolitan baker named Don Raffaele Esposito created the first Margherita Pizza in 1889 in honor of the current queen at that time. As the story goes, poor people were actually eating better than the palace. 

Centuries later, the management staff is pleased with the rapid growth of the restaurant. Co-owner Tim Crawford says, “We invested in Enrico Liberato’s dream and will continue to provide the business support needed for growth.” President Dino McDowell agrees, saying, “Enrico and the staff are dedicated to keeping the fires of Naples burning, right in the heart of Atlanta.” 

About Fuoco di Napoli: The authentic Italian pizzeria came together by way of a few Southerners and Enrico Liberato, the Maestro Pizzaiolo of Atlanta. Located at 30 Pharr Road NW, Atlanta, Ga. in a rustic, old building in the Buckhead neighborhood, Fuoco di Napoli blends Italian cuisine with Southern hospitality in a welcoming atmosphere where it’s fun to spend time around community tables and share pizza with family, friends or coworkers.  They are open Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday. 

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Lori McDowell
Co-owner, Fuoco di Napoli
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