Everyday Eats: Napizza in Little Italy

It's hip to be square at Little Italy's newest slice joint.



Pizza lovers take note: a new slice joint has landed in Little Italy. Napizza specializes in Roman-style pizza al taglio (or "by the cut"). The first thing you'll notice about the slices is their shape, but the differences don't end there. Napizza puts a lot of care into their pies, starting with the creation of the dough. It's given a 72-hour rise, which gives the yeast time to mature, and results in a light, springy crust that's easier to digest. 

One of the most popular slices is the truffle porcini with fresh mozzarella, truffle cream, and parsley... it's so popular that the crew had to substitue button mushrooms after a post-Mercato crowd cleaned them out of porcinis. Even with the substitution, it's a solid slice.

Other options include the shrimp, topped with mozzarella, frisee, zucchini and pink sauce. Sounds a bit crazy, but it's delicious. Or, try "the locks", with smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, and onions -- it's a great option to munch for brunch. And, if you're not quite ready to dive into the world of seafood pizza, there is always the margherita or pepperoni (among others). Slices are $3 to $5.75 each. 

Beyond pizza, there are oven-baked focaccia sandwiches, soups, and an extensive build-your-own salad bar, with toppings ranging from Tuscan beans to wild Alaskan salmon. For $7.95, you can top a bowl of greens with 4-5 items and your choice of dressing (all made in-house).  

The open-air setting on one of Little Italy's busiest corners is prime real estate for people watching, so get a glass of beer or vino to stretch the experience out a little longer. Once you make contact with the pizza, it'll be gone in seconds.

Napizza is located at 1702 India Street, at the corner of Date and India. 

Related: 
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Everyday Eats: Brunch at Davanti Enoteca

About the author: Erin Jackson is obsessed with finding the best cheap and tasty eats in San Diego. Keep up with her other food finds on EJeats.com.

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