4

94. Margherita Napoletana From Luigi's Coal Oven

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

We're counting down to New Times' Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments, or visit our Facebook page.

94. Margherita Napoletana From Luigi Coal Oven

I swoon for a Neapolitan pie. When I'm craving pizza close to home, my go-to is Luigi's for good service, beautiful greens, and the Margherita Napoletana. Though DiMeo allows no substitutions on that pie, it's not authentic in the first place, as a coal oven breaks VPN rules.

Slice curator Adam Kuban delineates two types of Neapolitan pies. One, the Neapolitan standard,

is baked in a wood-burning oven. This pie is ten inches across and

features a puffy cornicione, San Marzano tomatoes, and fresh

ingredients, used sparingly.

The second is a New York Neapolitan,

a variation on the pie adopted for hotter, coal-fired ovens. The defining characteristic of New York Neapolitan is a

larger, thinner, crispier pie.

Luigi's falls in the latter camp. It's a nostalgia pie for transplanted New Yorkers.


New Times on Facebook | Clean Plate Charlie on Facebook | Melissa on Facebook | Clean Plate Charlie on Twitter | Melissa McCart on Twitter | E-mail Melissa |



Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.