It’s a bit of a misnomer but the pizza marinara doesn’t contain any sort of seafood whatsoever. Confused? You’re not alone!
In the English-speaking world, marinara has come to be associated almost exclusively with creatures from the sea - no thanks to spaghetti marinara for that! It probably doesn’t help that the Italian word “marinara” literally translates to “seafaring”.
But when it comes to pizza, it’s important to be clear: the marinara pizza is entirely seafood-free. In fact, it’s free from many ingredients and home to only the bare essentials.
A traditional marinara pizza is topped with nothing but a marinara sauce. An authentic marinara sauce is made from San Marzano tomatoes seasoned with garlic and oregano. Simple. There’s no cheese and definitely no seafood!
In Naples, there are only two kinds of pizza: pizza margherita and pizza marinara. They are made with a very specific pizza dough recipe containing only four ingredients: Caputo ‘00’ flour, yeast, water and salt. The pizza is then cooked in a 400 degree wood fire oven to produce a light and fluffy crust, which is iconic to the Neapolitan pizza! While our menu has a mix of classic and modern pizzas, we make a truly traditional marinara pizza topped with a delicious marinara sauce and cooked to perfection. Come on down, try it out and help us spread the word about the deliciously, simple pizza marinara!