Neapolitan Express

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75 Solid

Forcella founder and celebrity pizzaiolo, Giulio Adriani, trained the crew at this eco-conscious Neapolitan-pizza chain that also operates a fleet of pizza trucks.

232 E. 111th St., New York, NY, 10029


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The lowdown

Claims of eco-superiority can make this nascent franchise — or “zero-emission Neapolitan pizzeria,” as corporate propaganda has it — seem like an ad for backer T. Boone Pickens, whose natural-gas empire powers its fleet of food trucks. But it’s hard to quibble with the quality of the individual-size pies, each cooked in under 90 seconds in (here we go again!) “the only open-mouth electric oven built in Italy.” Forcella founder Giulio Adriani has trained the crew to carefully stretch the dough, apply the San Marzano tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, and achieve a crisp and airy crust. Go for the A Diavolo, dotted with jalapeños and soppressata and drizzled with Mike’s Hot Honey.

Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite

What you need to know

Insider Tips Delivery is open daily beyond store hours, until midnight.

Recommended DishesA Diavolo.

DrinksNo Alcohol

Noise LevelCivilized