Welcome to Seven Hills Pizza Company, where we celebrate the rich heritage and vibrant flavors of Neapolitan pizzas. Our passion for crafting authentic stone baked pizzas drives us to create an unparalleled dining experience that transports you straight to the streets of Naples. Today, let’s delve into the world of Neapolitan pizzas and why our stone baked approach makes them truly special.

The History and Tradition of Neapolitan Pizza

Neapolitan pizza, or pizza Napoletana, hails from the historic city of Naples, Italy. This classic pizza style dates back to the 18th century and has become a global favorite. Characterized by its thin, soft crust, Neapolitan pizza is traditionally topped with simple, high-quality ingredients like fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil, and olive oil.

What sets Neapolitan pizza apart is its strict adherence to tradition. To be considered authentic, it must follow specific guidelines set by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN). These guidelines include the type of flour used, the dough’s fermentation time, and, most importantly, the baking method.

The Magic of Stone Baked Pizzas

At Seven Hills Pizza Company, we honor the time-tested methods of Neapolitan pizza making by using a traditional stone oven. Baking our pizzas on stone gives them a unique character and flavor that simply cannot be replicated by conventional ovens.

Why Stone Baked?

  1. Intense Heat: Our stone ovens reach temperatures of up to 900°F (485°C), essential for achieving the perfect Neapolitan pizza. This intense heat cooks the pizza quickly, usually in under 90 seconds, resulting in a soft, chewy crust with a slight char and a beautifully blistered appearance.

  2. Even Cooking: The stone’s natural heat-retaining properties ensure that our pizzas cook evenly from the bottom up. This even cooking prevents sogginess, delivering a crisp yet tender base that supports the fresh toppings.

  3. Flavor Infusion: The porous nature of the stone absorbs moisture from the dough, creating a delightful balance of crispiness and chewiness. Additionally, the stone’s heat helps caramelize the natural sugars in the dough, enhancing the pizza’s flavor profile with a subtle smokiness.

Our Commitment to Quality Ingredients

We believe that great pizza starts with exceptional ingredients. That’s why we source the finest components for our Neapolitan pizzas:

  • Flour: We use Caputo 00 flour, renowned for its fine texture and high protein content, essential for creating the perfect Neapolitan dough.
  • Tomatoes: Our tomato sauce is made from San Marzano tomatoes, grown in the rich volcanic soil of Mount Vesuvius, offering a sweet and tangy flavor.
  • Mozzarella: We use fresh, creamy mozzarella di bufala, crafted from the milk of water buffaloes in the Campania region of Italy.
  • Basil and Olive Oil: Our pizzas are garnished with fragrant basil leaves and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, adding a burst of freshness and richness.

Experience Neapolitan Excellence at Seven Hills Pizza Company

At Seven Hills Pizza Company, we invite you to savor the essence of true Neapolitan pizza. Each pizza we create is a testament to our dedication to tradition, quality, and flavor. Whether you’re enjoying a classic Margherita or exploring our innovative toppings, you’ll taste the difference that our stone baked method brings.

Join us at Seven Hills Pizza Company and indulge in a culinary journey to Naples with every bite. Experience the perfect blend of tradition and innovation, and discover why our stone baked Neapolitan pizzas are a slice above the rest.

Buon appetito!