A New Family Friendly Pizza Parlor in Sugar House
Mama mia, now that’s a pizza! Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria is open for business in the former Granite Furniture building in Sugar House. In wood-fired ovens, salads and a customer favorite – macaroni and cheese. The restaurant believes in supporting the community with pictures from local artists on the walls and local beers on the menu. Kids are given the option to create their own pizzas at the table.
The authentic Italian pizzas are made according to longstanding tradition, with the finest milled flour to provide a soft, silky texture reminiscent of the famous pizza of Naples. Flatbread imports San Marzano tomatoes for flavorful sauce, which are grown in ashrich volcanic soil in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Unlike typical American pizzas, the thin crust is cooked to perfection in a Marra Forni woodburning oven, imported from Naples. The menu is rounded out with fresh salads, baked focaccia sandwiches and a customer favorite, macaroni and cheese.
In celebration of the Sugar House opening, a number of new Neapolitan pizzas were added to the menu. Featured on the new are Creminelli fine meats, Bufala Mozzarella, new salads and more desserts. Owner Rob Lumsden said that these additions are authentic Neapolitan cuisine, “We use local Creminelli Fine Meats, whose goal is to provide Americans with traditional Italian meat specialties, some of which were not otherwise available in the U.S. and many of which are available only on a regional basis in Italy.”
The Boise based restaurant renovated the former Granite Furniture building in the historic Sugar House neighborhood for its new Salt Lake City location. Cornerstone Design designed the updated interior, and the original wood floors were salvaged. Reclaimed wood from Idaho barns was used in the décor and tables, all provided by Reclaimed Lumber Products in Nampa, Idaho. The locale was designed as an “industrial urban farmhouse” and two massive garage doors spanning more than 30 feet open up to a 40 seat patio with views of the Wasatch Front.
FNP in Sugar House opened its doors on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. and was excited to welcome its first guests to experience authentic Neapolitan pizzas and celebrate the grand opening.