Get your wallet ReAdy for some ReAlly tasty pizza. ReNapoli, Greenwich

23 Jul

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We love discovering new neighborhoods, especially the new restaurants within those new places.  We do have a food blog after all!  One day, a few weeks ago, we went off exploring throughout Greenwich.  Specificallly, we hit up all the parks and beaches to see where our new shiny park passes could get us.  On our way into Tods Point, we discovered Old Greenwich for the first time…home of Garden Catering and ReNapoli to name a few!

Burrata at ReNapoli in Greenwich, CTSo, we took note of ReNapoli, did a little research and decided to give it a shot when we were in the mood for some pizza.  We learned it was BYOB (with no corking fee, FTW) so we grabbed a nice bottle of red and headed straight over.  Now, as we said, we did a little research beforehand and found out just weeks before, pizza maker Bruno DiFabio had teamed up with Bob LeRose of Bobby Q’s to create a pulled pork pizza.  This pizza of legend took top honors and won first place at the Greenwich Town Party.  And, DiFabio himself is quite the legend, tossing his pie into the ring and winning 3 world pizza championships.

Argula and pecan salad at ReNapoli in Greenwich, CTNeedless to say, we were excited to try out the food.  We sat down and thought this was your typical kind of pizza joint with a few benches and some counter space to eat your food at.  The cheestastic touch was The Statue of Liberty mural, raising a slice of pizza above the restaurant and all of Connecticut.  Ah, gotta love fancy decor! Ordering was different than the typical pizza joint, though, because there are three styles of pies (Napoletana, Romana, and New York Style) on the menu with tons of options and flavor combos on top of that.  Plus, they have Chicago style beef that many people have raved to us about.  Making things easy and to get a real understanding of the food, we went with our usual choices:  burrata, arugula salad, and two pies.

The Calabrese pizza at ReNapoli in Greenwich, CTAfter our order was taken, we got a corkscrew and two red Solo cups for our wine.  Yup, hand it to OmNomCT to live it up the classy way.  And, pretty soon after our order went through, we had some burrata.  It came with a fresh and bright presto on the side.  The cheese was good as we expected:  harder on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside.  Next up, the Wild Arugula salad came with big chunks of panchetta and sweet pecans (we did ask for no gorgonzola, though).  It came sprinkled with a very simple dressing that was great and kept the salad lighter. Tasty!

Diavola pizza at ReNapoli in Greenwich, CTAnd then the pies hit the table!  First was the Calabrese:  a white sauce pie with sweet caramelized onions and crumbled sausage.  A tiny amount of red sauce was drizzled on top for color and flavor contrast.  The crust, made from Caputo 00 flour (same flour Coalhouse uses), was thin, cooked just right, and had that necessary bite to it.  This pie was our favorite of the night because the onions were so soft and a bit sweet, the perfect contrast to the ricotta and the sausage.  Our second pie was Diavola, a red pie as the devilish name would suggest.  The sauce was a bit thin, lacking the thickness we like, but it was a bit more on the slightly sweeter side, which we like.  Cheese was placed on top in calculated circles and added a nice creaminess to each slice.  We liked this pizza, but it wasn’t devilish or spicy at all…and, if you know us by now, we get disappointed when a restaurant says something is spicy, but it ends up being lamely mild.

Final Thoughts

We really enjoyed the food and especially the finely-crafted pizza at ReNapoli.  Also, we really loved paying nothing for a BYOB fee.  Our one bone of contention (aside from the Diavola lame mildness) was the price:  the food here certainly ain’t cheap.  Two pies, the salad, and the burrata brought us up to over 60 bucks…and we’re talking about smaller sized pies, too.  But, you do at least get higher quality ingredients like the flour and meats.  So, our verdict?  ReNapoli is definitely a solid choice for pizza in Greenwich, but the price makes it less of an affordable option for everyday dining or pick up.  But, that being said, it’s definitely a pie that you should try.

Ciao for now,

Kristien and Dan

ReNapoli

Noms: 3.5

Cost: $$$

Address:  216 Sound Beach Avenue

Old Greenwich, CT 06870

Phone:  (203) 698-9300

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6 Responses to “Get your wallet ReAdy for some ReAlly tasty pizza. ReNapoli, Greenwich”

  1. Benjamin July 23, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    I think you meant “big chunks”, not “bug chunks”. haha
    Looks like you got the Napoletana style pizza. I got their menu in the mail and was surprised and intrigued by their 3 styles of pizza and 3 different cooking methods. I am curious how their Napoletana and Romana style compare to other pizza places. The description of the Romana style is similar to Scicilian and is big enough for 5-6 people, but most of their pre-choosen toppings include pork I so I probably wouldn’t order that.

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