A true taste of Italy has come to Queenstown’s Remarkables Park with the opening of Napoli Street Café and Pizzeria. The new Italian pizzeria is located on the ground floor of the Ramada Hotel & Suites at Remarkables Park Town Centre and is trying to bring an authentic Italian experience to the tourism hub.

“Stunning coffee, authentic food and the friendly atmosphere of a family-owned business is offered, and locals and visitors can choose to dine in or take away,” said Alberto Calabrese, who runs the establishment with his wife and children. “Naples is the home of pizza. Many of the best pizzas in Naples are found in small places with queues running out the door - that’s what we want to achieve!”

To this end, Napoli Street is using only authentic Italian ingredients, including Le 5 Stagioni flour, renowned for making particularly ’elastic’ Neopolitan pizza dough, and La Bella San Marzano tomatoes grown in the Agro Nocerino region. The Italian pizzas will cook directly on the stone of the oven at 460 to 500 degrees for no more than 80 seconds. The Italian ingredients and cooking techniques will ensure authentic Neapolitan pizza.

“We hope to join the AVPN - an association promoting ‘true Neapolitan pizza,’” explained Alberto.

Alberto, Lucia and their family already operate the hugely popular Terra Mia Italian café and restaurant in Arrowtown’s main street, which they opened just six months ago.