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Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria Questions

Discussion in 'WDW Restaurants and Dining' started by Dave Ber, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Kelli Simmons

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    I have never eaten here before but would love to. Is the pizza very gourmet? I have a dominos only kid that has turned their nose up to brick oven before!!!!
     
  2. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    The individual pizza is a 10" - that's bigger than most pizza delivery companies. And the pizza is thin crust (as all true Italian pizza is) and cooked in a wood fire oven at screaming hot temperatures, as all good pizza should be.
     
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  3. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    The pizza can be as simple as you want it (traditional Margarita) or as fancy as you want it. You can add whatever toppings you want, also. They have several different pizzas, including white. My daughter loves the prosciutto and melon. I like the base Margarita individual pizza with artichokes, olives and mushrooms. I'm a "there's no such thing as too much garlic" person, so our server brought me some fresh garlic infused olive oil to drizzle over my pizza - wow! I completely consume a 10" individual pizza - not even a piece of crust is left.

    One of these days I'm going to order the meatballs, instead of pizza - they are huge - the serving is just 2 - and look amazing.

    I've not had a bad meal or service.
     
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  4. BuddyThomas

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    Oh geez. Okay, well, I guess for like the 10,000th time, here is the pie we had at Via Napoli.
    Napoli.JPG
    Note the following:

    Toppings. Chopped tomato and mushroom. Check out those "chopped tomatoes" (I think they have recently removed "chopped" from the tomato description.)

    Notice the slices that are tomato city and the ones that have little to none. There is one slice that has one tiny tomato and one piece of mushroom. I'm not gonna lie. It was really, really gross and flavorless. We asked for extra sauce to do anything to tart this thing up, and our waitress smiled at us and ran away and was never heard from again.

    Well, maybe we're spoiled because this is the kind of pizza we usually eat:

    salvatores.JPG

    Now, after posting this on every Via Napoli thread for a long time, I started to wonder if it was just me. So I looked up some other Via Napoli pies online...because clearly I have too much time on my hands.

    Below is what appears to be a pepperoni pizza, which doesn't necessarily look terrible on first glance, until you realize that if you're the sucker who gets that slice on the lower left, you're having cheese pizza, not pepperoni pizza. And I mean, the toppings are pretty sparse in general on all the slices.
    Pepperoni.jpg

    And what about this one, below. I'm guessing this is possibly eggplant (or mushroom) and artichoke? Not my first choice of pizza toppings, but if you have to have it, must all the toppings be dumped unceremoniously in the center of the pie? And the crust looks wayyyyy undercooked.

    What the hell pizza.png

    Annnyway, if you like it, you like it. Keep enjoying. But I personally just don't know what all the fuss is about.
     
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  5. LAKid53

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    Wow, just wow. I agree..and those pies never should have been served to a customer. I would have sent it back and demanded a new one, even if I had to walk up to one of the ovens and cook it myself.

    We've never had a pie that ever looked like that. But we'll still go. Hopefully, that chef has returned to Italy.
     
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  6. Minnie1986

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    I'm going in September and getting pizza/salads, and will be paying out of pocket. Logistically, (to me anyway) it makes more sense to save the TS credit for a more expensive restaurant. The sizes of the pizza are more than decent.
     
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  7. Minnie1986

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    The last time I was at VN, a family threw a fit for this very reason. I couldn't help but LOL.
     
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  8. Minnie1986

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    Wow. I definitely would say something about any of those pies. I'm actually shocked, because the last time I went, there was actually an over abundance of sausage. I'll make sure to take pics when I go next month and post them.
     
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    sxeensweet Love a little Disney every day!! ;) Premium Member

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    Agree! We usually pay OOP at Via Napoli. And had to LOL too at your post at someone making a fit about the pizza not being up to par! I would of been doing the same. ;)
     
  10. DfromATX

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    We've eaten there also and it was just ok. I found the pizza to be kind of limp and soggy. It wasn't bad enough to complain and we ate it all, but we probably won't eat there again.
     
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    sxeensweet Love a little Disney every day!! ;) Premium Member

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    That's not usual to be soggy but crust is very thin so can be on the more limp side being it's not a hard crispy crust, but soggy is not Normal and we have eaten there a lot. I can't stand soggy pizza. Sorry that was your experience. :(
     
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    Maybe I am just used to places like Pappa John's or Gattis?? I do prefer thin crispy crust. It was a festive atmosphere and we still had a good time.
     
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    sxeensweet Love a little Disney every day!! ;) Premium Member

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    Glad you still enjoyed it in some ways. And Yes their pizza is not supposed to be like the chain pizzas at all. We love Papa John's for what it is, but Via Napoli is more of an authentic neopolitan pizza from Italy. Softer non crispy thinner wood fire pizza. The dough is more supposed to be like thin bread not like a crispy cracker type crust that some types of thin crust pizzas are. ;)
     
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    A great pie from a recent NYC weekend:

    Salvatores coal oven pizza peppeeroni.jpg

    A recent pie from Via Napoli:

    Pepperoni.jpg

    I'm sorry - are they serious?

    Someone splatted a handful of toppings onto this thing and that was it. Hopefully the person who gets the slice on the lower left hates pepperoni.
     
  15. Minnie1986

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    A- yet another reason to love my hometown of NYC
    B- That Via Napoli pizza would've gone right back
     
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    Quality control sucks there... Service was terrible.... Its wicked loud and our dough was so undercooked... Most overrated pizza place in the country.... I wouldn't go back for free... Not worth the calories.
     
  17. DfromATX

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    Wow, the NYC one looks mighty delicious!
     
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  18. larandtra

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    I eat at VN a ton and have never had any of the food quality issues. And as someone who lived in Italy I tend to laugh at NYC people thinking "their" pizza is the best. While VN may not be an exact duplicate of Italy, its closer than the over greased limp crust pizzas Ive had in NYC. Even my Italian friends are ashamed of some of the crap New Yorkers call Pizza. And its supposedly made by Italians. So I can pretty much understand and agree that its laughable to say well its not like what I get at home. Its not supposed to be. maybe you went on a bad day. Every restaurant has them. But, after having been to VN 20+ times, Ive never had that issue. I think there are far worse restaurants on the property and even in WS.
     
  19. BuddyThomas

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    Clearly, you're not eating at the right pizzerias in NYC. If you want some suggestions, let me know. ;)
     
  20. Hockey89

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    The pizza sucks at VN... Wouldn't go if you paid me....
     

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