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Pizza Special - Calabrese

Ok, gang! Grab your bootstraps because it’s time! Time for what, you may ask? The answer is simple. The Calabrese Pizza!

For those of you in the know, this pizza requires no introduction as we get requests for this special all year round! Really! Every week, we get at least one email or a phone call asking when the Calabrese will be offered. Well, the wait is now over!

For those of you that have not been introduced to this glorious pizza, let me fill you in. But, first, let me give you all a little history. Joe Fugere, the founder and owner of Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, handed over the reins of selecting the pizza specials to me 11 years ago. This was a very creative time in my life and I turned to all of Southern Italy to find inspiration. This is when I ran across the cuisine of Calabria and, more importantly, the affinity that the Calabrese have for figs. The timing could not have been more perfect as figs were just hitting their seasonal stride. “Great,” I thought! I have a jumping off point. I started looking at other ingredients that I had on hand and other fig dishes that I had enjoyed. Then, a light bulb went off! I remembered a very simple presentation of a fig that was stuffed with chevre and lightly baked to warm the cheese. Afterwards, it was wrapped with a delicate slice of prosciutto and draped with aged balsamic vinegar. And, there it was! The Calabrese pizza!

We have run this special ever since. The first 2 years, we barely sold any. The third year came around and I could hear the groan of the cooks in the restaurant. “Not again,” they cried! Well, finally the same light bulb went off with our guests as it did for me. That third year was mind blowing and we couldn’t keep enough figs in house. We sold out almost every night. Well, the momentum has never stopped and each year we’ve sold more and more (and more and more) of the Calabrese. And, now, as I mentioned, we get requests for this pizza all year round!

Today, I am proud to share with you —The Calabrese Pizza. This pizza starts with an extra virgin olive oil base. It is then topped with a sprinkle of rosemary and prosciutto di Parma. Next comes a generous amount of black mission figs and creamy chevre. It spends 90 seconds in our 900-degree ovens and is finished with a drizzle of a balsamic vinegar reduction. This pizza truly is delightful as there is a magical combination of sweet, sour, acidic, salty, tangy, herbaceous and savory flavors–depending on the bite.

So, I strongly encourage you to run...don’t walk... to Tutta Bella between August 10th and September 6th to enjoy your Calabrese before they’re gone.

This is a relatively short window of time. Once it closes, you will have to wait until next year to get one. You’ve been warned!

− Tutta Bella Executive Chef, Brian Gojdics


extra virgin olive oil, black mission figs, prosciutto di Parma, chevre, rosemary, balsamic reduction, pecorino romano

Thoughtfully paired with our wine special~

Emilia Romagna, Italia

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Authentic Italian Espresso

Attibassi Espresso

Neapolitans are as fiercely passionate about espresso as they are pizza. No meal ends without the digestivo that espresso provides. Espresso soothes the stomach and makes the heart contento. In true Italian tradition, we “pull” our espresso manually from a Victoria Arduino hand operated lever machine. Every cup will give you a complete espresso experience – a full-flavored, robust, yet not bitter, shot of espresso, topped by a thick layer of velvety reddish-brown crema which leaves a sweet lingering aftertaste.

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