Flatbread is an upbeat Neapolitan pizzeria and wine bar specializing in serving authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) of Naples, Italy. We strictly adhere to the regulations set forth not only by the VPN, but by long-standing tradition.

Our name is derived from 16th century Naples when a Gallete flatbread was first referred to as a pizza. A dish of the poor people, it was sold in the street yet was not considered appropriate to be called “a recipe of the kitchen”. Before the 17th century, the pizza was covered only with red sauce and later replaced by oil, tomatoes (after Europeans came into contact with the Americas) or fish. In June 1889, to honor the Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, the Neapolitan chef Raffaele Esposito created the “Pizza Margherita,” a flatbread garnished with tomatoes, fresh whole milk mozzarella cheese, and basil, to represent the colors of the Italian flag.

The sequence through which flavored flatbreads of the ancient and medieval Mediterranean became the dish popularized in the 20th century is not fully understood, but what we do know is that we have a passion for honoring the tradition through which the Neapolitan pizza came to be and will strive to serve only the finest Neapolitan pizza that we can. Only a handful of pizzerias across the United States carry the esteemed VPN stamp of approval, which mandates using authentic, imported ingredients such as:

  • The Finest Milled Flour – We use Caputo Tipo “00” (type 00). The soft, well-hydrated, extensible dough will “spring” around the outside edge of the pizza (the “cornizione”) in the wood burning oven providing the soft, silky texture reminiscent of the pizza of Naples.
  • San Marzano Tomatoes – Grown in the ash-rich volcanic soil in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius.
  • Fresh Mozzarella – Only bufala mozzarella (water buffalo milk), or fior di latte (cow’s milk) is permitted.
  • Herbs – Fresh basil is a required ingredient of the VPN Pizza.
  • Yeast – Only all-natural, fresh yeast is permitted.

Our certified Neapolitan pizza menu is complemented by additional creative pizzas, market fresh salads, fresh baked focaccia sandwiches, an extensive beverage program and an energetic, well-trained staff who have a passion for creating a memorable experience.

Welcome Back!

Our Company and the restaurant industry as a whole has an outstanding track record of protecting our employees and our guests and have ALWAYS adhered to the highest standards of safety and sanitation. Our GENUINE GRATITUDE for your support and the effort of our employees is sincere. To ensure and enhance everyone’s safety as WE WELCOME YOU BACK into our dining rooms, we ask that we both make the following promises to each other:

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

  • We will continue to be a leader in safe sanitation practices, employee training and certifications.
  • All employees will pass a health check or complete a health survey prior to each shift.
  • All indoor and outdoor seating options will comply with the appropriate social distancing and protective-wear guidelines.
  • Hand sanitizer or hand washing stations will be available to all customers and employees.
  • We will clean and sanitize high-touch areas and surfaces regularly, as we have always done.
  • We will ensure all sanitizing solutions are at proper levels, as we have always done.
  • We will clean and sanitize each dining area after every use.
  • Place settings, utensils, menus, and condiments will either be single-use or will be cleaned and sanitized after every use.

YOUR PROMISE TO US

  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 recently or have symptoms of COVID-19 (including a fever, cough, or shortness of breath), please help us keep everyone safe by using our contactless take-out and delivery options.
  • If you have underlying health conditions or are otherwise concerned about contracting COVID-19, please feel free to use our take-out or contactless delivery options.
  • You agree to follow the social distancing and sanitary guidelines that have been put in place to protect you and our other customers and employees.
  • If you have any questions about our Company’s Promise, please ask for a manager who will be happy to assist you.

We are sincerely grateful for your trust in us, and we thank you for your support!