old world technique.
new authentic experience.

founded by a passion for authentic neapolitan craft

At Inizio Pizza Napoletana, we are dedicated to the art and craft of true neapolitan-style pizza. We believe this style is the pinnacle of the artisan experience, stripped down to its purest expression of fresh ingredients, strict standards, and expert craft. Our handcrafted pies are made with world class ingredients and years of experience, intensive research, and passion (the most important ingredient).

As a young boy, I would always look forward to the time when my family would gather around the table to share a pie from our favorite pizzeria. Eating pizza was family tradition and my fondest memories are tied to that experience. As I began to explore pizza as a profession, I took that child-like passion with me. With years of experience in the pizza business, ownership of multiple pizzerias with two of my best friends, and years of research, travel and more research to perfect the art and science of pizza dough, I am thrilled to share Inizio Pizza Napoletana with you.

To make a true neapolitan-style pizza, we follow a strict set of specific guidelines including the use of a wood-fired oven that cooks the pizza within 90 seconds, a naturally risen dough made with “00” flour, and origin-specific ingredients– namely, San Marzano tomatoes and real buffalo milk mozzarella (bufala Campana). It is said that the best food is the simplest food, and our neapolitan-style pizza, made with the finest ingredients and expert technique, embodies this philosophy.

Inizio Pizza Napoletana is the culmination of all my experiences; as a business owner, pizza fanatic and self-proclaimed dough nerd. It is our goal to provide you with the highest crafted artisan pizza, one that will bring you to our table time and again.

Our hope is that you will find a place where you can create memories with family, and perhaps start your own new tradition.

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Grant Arons
Owner, Inizio Pizza Napoletana

Making dough

what is pizza napoletana?

Charred crust

charred to perfection

This isn't New York or Chicago style pie. Our pizza is wood fired at 900 degrees with a slight char and leoparding on the crust.

Pizza close up

authentic experience

If they wouldn't do it in Naples, we won't do it at Inizio. All our pizzas seek to honor Neapolitan tradition.

Superior ingredient

superior ingredients

We use 00 flour, fresh yeast and sea salt. We source ingredients straight from Italy right down to the water we use for the dough.

Passion for craft

passion for the craft

Backed by years of experience and intensive research, you know you are getting the most finely crafted pizza around.

who is pulcinella?

Pulcinella is a character deeply rooted in Neapolitan culture, originating from the Commedia dell'Arte tradition of the 17th century. He's a common man, from the working class, in a poor part of Italy. Despite his rebellious ways, he always comes out on top of every situation. Like Pulcinella, Neapolitan pizza started as a food for the working class of Naples, Italy and like Pulicinella, it has risen to the top as as the pinnacle of pizza styles and Neapolitan cuisine.

In our restaurants, you will find our unique portrayal of this iconic character, always accompanied by a loyal dog, reflecting our love for animals and our personal pets. This rendition adds a touch of our own creativity and passion to the Neapolitan cultural experience we offer. Young Pulcinella loves 3 things: Pizza, his pup, & mischief

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