Via Napoli Is Opening a Surry Hills Eatery
The lower north shore's best kept pizza secret is headed cityward.
August 10, 2015
Pizza Birra and Vacanza better watch out, Lane Cove's Via Napoli is moving into Surry Hills. The lower north shore's home of crazy long pizzas and seriously friendly staff is opening a new branch on Crown Street in September.
Via Napoli is incredibly popular in Sydney's north-west and rightly so. The Italian eatery, with packed-out restaurants in Hunters Hill and Lane Cove, has been lauded by eaters, bloggers and critics alike for their authentic Napoli-style pizzas. Hands-down one of the best pizza places in Sydney, Via Napoli possesses a winning of combination of super friendly service (we've been treated to many a post-meal hug) and their trademark smoky, soft and light dough. What more could you want?
The hype surrounding this inner-city opening is very real; there are over a thousand RSVPs to the VIP opening on Facebook. You may be wondering how everybody is going to get fed/fit in the door. The answer? A bucketload of two-metre pizzas.
Yes, two metres. Hit #vianapoli on Instagram and you'll be met with reams of photos of their signature long pizzas. The mammoth two-metre creations are their claim to fame and come topped with Via Napoli's top five pizzas: vesuvio, diavola, crudo e rucola, margherita and marinara. Pizza isn't the only thing they do well; their cheeses are straight-up insane. Watching fresh burrata explode over a plate of prosciutto di parma is something truly tear-inducing.
Previously a $40 cab ride away from the CBD, Via Napoli have brought their famed Italian delicacies to the other side of the Harbour Bridge. Many pizzerias claim to have the best pizza in Sydney but we reckon they're a serious contender for that title. The good people of Surry Hills know their pizza, so the game is set.
Via Napoli opens at 628 Crown Street, Surry Hills on Tuesday, September 1 at 6pm.
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