Pizza-heads may need no reminder, but Anthony Mangieri, the man many consider the nation's finest Neapolitan pizza-maker, opened his long-awaited San Francisco spot Una Pizza Napoletana several weeks ago. Mangieri had shut down his wildly popular New York pizzeria of the same name in 2009, promising a move out West by early 2010; by the time he finally rolled up the metal gates in September, the pizza-mad citizens of San Francisco had lined up by the dozens, clamoring to get in. A few weeks later, Slice is ready to report.
Una Pizza Napoletana
Anthony Mangieri is renowned for his uncompromising, spare approach to making Neapolitan-style pizzas. For many years, he did not offer a single meat-topped pizza on his menu. But, in honor of his infant daughter, he has added a new pie, topped with salami, to his rotation. We went to his temple of Neapolitan pizza to check it out.