516 Lincoln Ave, Bellvue, PA | Directions 1520240.496001 -80.055801
Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-2am Sun 12pm-9pm
CLOSED – I went here in July 2007 based on all the reviews but it was gone. Don't drive out to Bellvue looking for something that's not there, like I did!
The Real Deal – This is what you'd get if you were at a pizzeria in Italy. Might be a cut above Il Pizzaiolo in Mt. Lebo due to airiness of the crust (although we love Il Pizzaiolo too). Plus Roberto is there making the pizza himself - not some kid who could care less. The care and attention to detail shows in everything served.
Those who call this pizza a "pita with simple sauce" should head to Betos for a pile of extra cheese since that's what seems to make them happy. In our book "more" does not equal better. Life is too short to eat crappy pizza. Maybe Roberto's isn't what you crave when you're sitting down to watch football, but it's worth the trip to taste what pizza was like before Domino's and Vocelli got a hold of it.
A pizzaria straight out of Italy. – The Scene
In fact, the walls, floors, even the two-ton wood-fired oven was imported to ensure authenticity for the food and its surroundings. It is a large, open room, with a counter at the back. Owner Roberto Caporuscio, a recent immigrant, imports all ingredients, down to the pizza flour, from his homeland. The pizza are fired in an incredibly hot oven, taking four or five minute to cook to crispy perfection. Paper plates and plastic utensils are used for service, but with pizzas this good, who cares?
Thin-crusted, simple pizzas are the rule here. The most basic is the Mast' Nicola, with just olive oil, pecorino Romano and fresh basil. The choices then each add an ingredient, such as crushed tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and fresh garlic. There is also a fine panino pizza, which is actually a sandwich of ham, mushrooms, mozzarella and crushed tomatoes baked in a pizza dough.
Italy in Pittsburgh – Authentic pizza like we had in Florence and Naples -> but made in Pittsburgh (though the chef is from Italy).
NOT Americanized pizza - but the real thing -> thin crust, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil
NAPLES IN BELLVIEW – MARVELLOUSLY CLEAN AND WELL-LIGHTED, ADULT ORIENTED, AND SOOOO WELCOMING. AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO GATHER A GROUP OF FRIENDS. OFFERS THE KIND OF ATMOSPHERE THAT CHAINS LIKE OLIVE GARDEN PRETEND TO HAVE. FEELS LIKE WHAT WE'VE ALWAYS FELT SUCH A RESTAURANT WOULD BE LIKE IN NAPLES.
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