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Pizza. Glorious Pizza. Can I call myself a pizza connoisseur? Sure, I just did. Some time ago, Thrillist recommended this place, Pizzeria DiMeo’s. They claim to use ingredients and water shipped from Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza as we know it. This is big. I’ve been there. I have eaten Neapolitan pizza. I had to find out if the pizza even compared. And talk about coincidence, the place is in the very same shopping center that I go for kick-boxing, how convenient? Burn the calories and just pile them back on… I’ve now dined here a handful of times, and it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than flying to Naples for your pizza.

Last night fellow kick-boxer and friend, Julia, and I went for a meal. Using a wood fired oven, the dough is cooked in 90 seconds and prepared by Antimo DiMeo, Pizzaioulo. Yeah, that. Maybe I’ll quit my job and try to be Antimo’s apprentice…

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There are a lot of styles of pizza, different methods, different tastes. But in all honesty, this is my favorite.

Any normal person may think that three pizzas for two ladies is an obscene amount of food, but we ordered with delicious leftovers in mind, and it’s also hard to choose between the sumptuous selections. If you go as a first timer, I recommend starting with the classic Margherita, but we wanted to try new flavors…

Capricciosa– San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala, prosciutto di parma, mushrooms, artichokes, and Gaeta olives

La Regina – pesto, burrata, cherry tomatoes

Fica – fig spread, burrata, prosciutto di parma, arugula, truffle oil (we dubbed this “dessert pizza” because it’s  sweetness)

We decided next time we visit, it’ll be a nice sit down meal with some wine (it’s a BYOB), not a sweaty post kick-boxing feast. There were some mighty fine looking pasta dishes that I’d love to try. We also learned that they’re coming up on their one year anniversary. Congrats, DiMeo’s, and keep it the good work!