Undici Enlists Mangieri to Make The Best Pizza in New Jersey

Tony Mangieri Comes to Undici

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Some might say that Undici Italian Restaurant in Rumson wood’ go to any length to make the state’s best Napoletana Pizza.

The famed Italian pizza maker spent the better part of the last few months tearing apart their kitchen and building an authentic, Naples style, wood fired oven.

The new oven is part of Pizza Guru’s Anthony Mangieri’s recipe for the perfect Pizza Napoletana.

Undici’s owner, Victor Rallo, envisioned making the state’s best, authentic Pizza Napoletana. To help make that dream a reality, he hired Anthony Mangieri as his exclusive pizza consultant.

Pizza Napoletana is extremely rare in NJ, and in most states in the US. The authentic Naples style pizza calls for a demanding recipe and difficult cooking process. For starters, only a wood fired stove, using very particular types of wood at different phases of the cooking process can be used.

Additionally, all ingredients are imported direct from Italy, including dough made from all Italian ‘00’ flour, San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and bufala mozzarella. The special mozzarella is made with the milk from water buffalo raised in the marshlands of Campania and Lazio.

According to Victor Rallo, owner of Undici, the art of crafting authentic Pizza Napoletana is so delicate, he wanted the expert guidance of legendary pizza guru, Anthony Mangieri.

Mangieri is the culinary master behind New York City’s famous Una Pizza Napoletana, which closed its doors earlier this year after five phenomenal years in business and will reopen in San Francisco early next year. He has since become world famous for his unrelenting passion for hand crafted pizza, and as one of the best pizza makers in the country.

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Undici Restaurant

11 West River Road

Rumson NJ 07760

732-842-3880

http://www.undicirestaurant.com

Anthony Mangieri and Pizza Napoletana Come to Undici

We are very pleased to announce that our pizza has been re-imagined, restyled, and is better than ever with the help of the one and only pizza guru Anthony Mangieri.  Anthony is the culinary master behind New York City’s famous Una Pizza Napoletana which closed its doors earlier this year after five phenomenal years in business and will reopen in San Francisco early next year .  He has since become world famous for his unrelenting passion for what he does, and as one of the best pizza makers in the country.  Take a look at the video by clicking here if you’d like a closer look at what Anthony does.

Anthony Mangieri has been hired as Undici’s pizza consultant for our new Pizza Napoletana.  What kind of pizza needs its own pizza consultant?  The kind that is made in wood burning only oven with no gas used and is made from only the freshest, hand selected ingredients.  The kind that has to be practiced and perfected for years before you reach that perfect balance.  The kind that you’re going to have to taste to understand what we’re talking about.

“You can’t make, in my opinion, the same flavor with coal or with gas,” says Mangieri. “There’s nothing beautiful about it.  The heat from a coal oven is not gentle.  It’s very dry, it’s very overpowering.”  Wood only burning ovens require a higher level of attention and finesse, but the rewards for such efforts (the pizza) are well worth it. “To make pizza in a wood over good, there’s so much attention that needs to be payed.”  Anthony has spent countless hours with us fine tuning the ingredients, the oven, and even the wood that’s burned.  The end result is Pizza Napoletana at its finest, and according to Mangieri, the best pizza in New Jersey.

View the whole set of pictures on our Flickr page here.

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Undici Restaurant in Rumson Taking Reservations for Corporate Holiday Parties

Here at Rumson holiday hot spot Undici Restaurant, we’re offering a complimentary Prosecco toast that will be included with their holiday and corporate party packages. Customers can receive the special offer by using the code CHAMPAGNE 2009 when they book their holiday party. Parties must be booked by December 7th to receive the toast.

Our Zagat rated Undici Restaurant in Rumson is already taking reservations for corporate and holiday parties. Undici is a favorite holiday destination of many for their festive holiday décor, lively music and private rooms that can accommodate up to 50 people.

Guests can enjoy their carefully crafted menu of homemade Italian food featuring pasta, prime meats, fresh fish and produce, sauces and desserts. Undici also boasts the largest selection of all Italian wine in New Jersey, featuring 30 wines by the glass. We were recently awarded the ‘Wine Spectator 2 Glass Award’ and the ‘Best of Award of Excellence’.

Customers who are interested in learning more about the limited holiday party pricing can call Susan at 732-842-3880.